Gov. John Hickenlooper today released the following statement on the Trump Administration’s decision to rescind the Cole Memorandum.
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Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. The city plans to start accepting applications by the end of the month.
While the West Virginia medical cannabis industry has another two years until its program is implemented, a delegation of legislators and business leaders traveled to Colorado to get a head start and study the Centennial State’s medical cannabis system.
On June 10, 2016, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed House Bill 16-1211 into law, creating Colorado cannabis transporter licenses for medical and recreational cannabis transporters. With the new law requiring transporters to be licensed by July 1, 2017, the state has already issued one medical transporter license and two recreational cannabis transporter licenses.
On June 5, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill 17, approving post-traumatic stress disorder as a qualifying condition for the state’s medical marijuana program. With the addition of Colorado, there are now 20 states, plus Washington, D.C., that allow medical marijuana for PTSD.
The North American Marijuana Index, a stock index that tracks the top performing cannabis stocks in the United States and Canada, decreased 9% in April due primarily to heavy losses in the United States.
On April 27, 2017, in an interview with Chuck Todd, host of NBC’s Meet the Press, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recounted a recent talk he had with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and indicated that he doesn’t foresee Sessions cracking down on state-legal marijuana.
As marijuana states back off of social pot use for fear of inciting a federal crackdown, Nevada is bucking the trend and pushing ahead with marijuana clubs.
Though a benchmark cannabis bill might that brings on a tougher regulatory environment might not seem like a good thing, it’s actually great news for legal businesses and marijuana stocks.
A bill that just passed through the State Legislature clarifies the law that county governments do have the authority to collect special marijuana sales tax.
Governors from the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana are asking the Trump administration to let the pot experiments continue.
WASHINGTON, April 3, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Today, the governors of the first four states to have regulated cannabis sales for all adults sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, urging the Trump Administration to maintain existing policies related to the enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
The Colorado Senate has approved marijuana clubs, where members can bring their own pot, according to a March 9, 2017, article by the Associated Press. Under the senate bill, the marijuana clubs would only be permitted to serve light snacks. Alcohol would be prohibited. However, Gov. John Hickenlooper has suggested he might veto the bill.
A committee in the Colorado House has voted to restrict the number of home-grown marijuana plants to 12, according to the Associated Press. The committee voted 11-2 for the limitation. Currently, medical-marijuana users are allowed to have up to 99 plants at home, while recreational users can have six, which can be placed in greenhouses operated by co-ops.
In a nationally broadcast interview on Feb. 26, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said his state has sovereignty on matters of marijuana, despite the federal government’s anti-pot laws and the new attorney general’s stance as a weed opponent. Hickenlooper was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press.
As governor of the first state to implement legalized recreational cannabis, Gov. John Hickenlooper has priceless insight when it comes to state regulation and taxation of recreational cannabis and now California is ready to learn from him.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 10, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who has become a legislative leader when it comes to the unique hurdles that occur with legalization of recreational marijuana, will kick off Tuesday’s Senate Oversight Hearing on cannabis taxes and regulatory timelines.
DENVER, Jan. 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The DHS in conjunction with the Governor’s Office, at the request and guidance of Drug Policy Alliance and other advocates, submitted a request yesterday to the Colorado General Assembly Joint Budget Committee (JBC) to allocate over $6 million annually from the Marijuana Tax Cash Fund for grant-based initiatives that will create meaningful alternatives to criminal justice involvement for Coloradans with mental health or substance use issues.
On Jan. 17, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper announced a plan to raise the sales tax on marijuana from 10% to 12% in order to cover a $135.1 million budgetary shortfall.
DENVER, Jan. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Office of State Planning and Budgeting (OSPB) today submitted budget amendments to the Joint Budget Committee that apply to the FY 2017-18 budget request.
Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s director of marijuana coordination, could become a regulator for Massachusetts’ newly legalized adult-use marijuana industry, according to the Boston Globe. In Colorado, Freedman works with state government, law enforcement, the marijuana industry, and public health officials.
The university has received $220,000 for medical marijuana research and $50,000 for an impact study divided into three subsections. The $50,000 grant was finalized Monday.
DENVER, May 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, in a unanimous vote, the Colorado Senate approved legislation mandating that school districts establish a policy to ensure that young medical marijuana patients can take their medicine on school grounds.
DENVER – A faction of the marijuana industry has proposed legislation that would represent the most sweeping changes to marijuana law in Colorado since it was enacted just three years ago.
The New York Times reported on Friday, July 3, that President Obama is expected to commute the sentences of dozens of nonviolent drug offenders during the next few weeks. But most drug convictions happen under state law. Is there any relief on the horizon for nonviolent drug offenders over-sentenced in state courts?