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Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

Vermont Weighs Saliva Tests to Screen Drivers for Marijuana

A bill that would allow police to test a driver’s saliva for marijuana is being considered by Vermont lawmakers as the state prepares to legalize the drug.

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

This Is Why the Colorado Cannabis Industry Makes the Grade in Education

When legal cannabis sales commenced in the Centennial State in 2014, some opponents were concerned that negative public health effects would outweigh any positives derived from tax revenue; however, under the state’s helm, the Colorado cannabis industry continues to make the grade in public cannabis education.

Senator Gaines Calls For State Of Emergency In Siskiyou County Due To Marijuana Grows

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senator Ted Gaines (R-El Dorado) sent the following letter to Governor Brown requesting that he declare a State of Emergency in Siskiyou County related to the rampant illegal marijuana grows.

Congress Must Act to Help Reduce Public Safety Threat in Communities

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — With eight states and Washington, D.C. now allowing for adult-use recreational marijuana and 29 states legalizing medical marijuana, it is time to align federal and state laws – specifically as it relates to the banking crisis confronting marijuana-related businesses.

420 Prep in Denver: Colorado and Lyft Join Forces

420 Prep in Denver: Colorado and Lyft Join Forces

On March 20, 2017, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that it has partnered with the ridesharing company Lyft to introduce the 320 Movement, a campaign to encourage cannabis consumers to plan their rides before getting high.

Senator Wants California Legislature to Urge Trump to Reschedule Marijuana

Senator Wants California Legislature to Urge Trump to Reschedule Marijuana

On March 21, 2017, California Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, presented a resolution to the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety that would have the California State Legislature urge the United States Congress to pass legislation to reschedule marijuana and have President Donald Trump sign it.

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Settlement with Northglenn, Colo. Retailer Resolves Alleged Violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

DENVER, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Grow Depot, a Northglenn, Colo. hydroponics and organics supply store, resolving alleged violations of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

Houston-Area District Attorney Reduces Penalty For Marijuana Possession

Houston-Area District Attorney Reduces Penalty For Marijuana Possession

If law enforcement officers in Harris County, Texas, find someone in possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, the officers will take the marijuana and require the possessor to sign a contract to attend a drug-education class. Kim Ogg, the District Attorney of Harris County, Texas, has decided as of March 1, 2017, she will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases.

Lawmakers to re-write Massachusetts marijuana law

Lawmakers to Rewrite Massachusetts Marijuana Law

The Massachusetts House and Senate created a new “Committee on Marijuana Policy” to take a second look at the recreational pot law. Top state leaders have several concerns, from public safety to the tax structure, to the number of pot plants someone can grow at home.

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Pilot Project to Test Use of Roadside Screening Devices for Drug-Impaired Driving

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that Public Safety Canada, in collaboration with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) will begin a pilot project to test how well officers are able to use certain roadside drug testing devices on motorists under different weather conditions.

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Statement from the Government of Canada on the Receipt of the Report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Health, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today announced that they have received the report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.

Colorado as Case Study: Fire and Life Safety Issues in Marijuana Industry

Colorado as Case Study: Fire and Life Safety Issues in Marijuana Industry

With medical and recreational marijuana getting ready to appear on the ballot in multiple states, legal marijuana is poised for growth; however, as Colorado has learned, growth can prompt unexpected challenges to public safety.

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Colorado Cannabis Report: Revenue Rising and the Kids Are All Right

On April 19, 2016, the Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice, issued “Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: Early Findings,” a 147-page report on the impacts of Amendment 64, specifically on public safety, public health and youth.


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