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Wed
18
Apr

Why the Colorado marijuana tax doesn’t benefit teachers’ pay

As several hundred Colorado teachers marched to the state Capitol on Monday, FOX31 and Channel 2 received several emails asking why Colorado's marijuana money isn't being used for education funding.

More marijuana tax dollars doesn't necessarily mean more money for student funding or teacher pay.

Most of the state's marijuana money goes towards grant programs - for specific projects. Also, some of that money used goes towards school infrastructure improvements and drug education.

It would be up to voters to change where the marijuana money goes and give more money for student funding or teacher pay.

Voters would have to approve a ballot measure to change the law so that marijuana tax money could be allocated for those specific items.

Wed
18
Apr

Marijuana incarceration rates may not be as high as advertised

It is well documented that far too many people are arrested for marijuana possession in the US each year and there are certainly people serving life for non-violent cannabis offenses, writes Calvin Hughes.

Wed
18
Apr

Legal weed companies could rake in billions. So why don't people want to work for them?

The Santa Ana, Calif.-based company Kush Bottles made $18 million in 2017. That's twice what it earned the year before. Executives there expect to double revenue again in 2018.

The company, which makes marijuana packaging products, is in an industry already worth more than $7 billion globally and one that's just scratching the surface. By 2021, the Brightfield Group has estimated that industry will be generating $31.4 billion annually, more money than McDonald's makes in a year.

You would think the company would have Harvard business school grads banging down the doors to get in.

Think again.

Tue
17
Apr

Maine’s Governor LePage vows to veto bill regulating cannabis sales

Staunchly anti-legalization, Maine’s Governor LePage vows to veto bill regulating cannabis sales. Will his views be enough to stop it though?

Maine’s Governor LePage vows to veto bill regulating cannabis sales in the state, it was revealed this week. But that might not be enough to stop the measure.

The Maine House of Representatives passed the bill last week by a vote of 112-34. That margin is enough to override a LePage veto. The Senate is currently considering the compromise law and is expected to give its final approval later this week.

Tue
17
Apr

Trump Tuesday: Experts react to Donald Trump’s action to protect medical marijuana

Wondering how experts react to Donald Trump’s action to protect medical marijuana? We talked to a few.​

In the hours since news broke that President Donald Trump struck a tentative deal with Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) over future legislation protecting states that have legalized marijuana from federal intervention, there’s been a lot of feedback from advocates and political analysts. 

Experts react to Donald Trump’s action to protect medical marijuana…and not all are eager to show optimism.

Roger Stone Reacts

Tue
17
Apr

The Netherlands isn't as weed-friendly as it used to be

Travelers hoping to take advantage of the Netherlands’ lax weed laws during their next visit may want to rethink their itinerary.

Several cities across the marijuana-friendly country recently have taken steps to limit the public use of cannabis.

This week, The Hague became the first Dutch city to ban it in the city center, the central train station, and major shopping areas.

Tue
17
Apr

Students need a policy for on-campus medical marijuana

In 2016, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed a law that legalized the use of medical marijuana in the state.

In June 2017, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Pennsylvania Department of Health awarded 27 companies licenses to open up dispensaries around the state.

According to a report from CNN, medical marijuana is used to reduce pain, as well as the symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease.

Cannabidiol, an active chemical in marijuana, offers numerous health benefits, according to The Washington Post.

Tue
17
Apr

University of Ottawa becomes first Canadian school to offer cannabis law courses

As cannabis legalization draws closer to becoming law in Canada, the University of Ottawa says its time to start preparing Canadian lawyers to tackle the new rules and regulations for recreational marijuana, writes Calvin Hughes.

Tue
17
Apr

Pennsylvania to make whole-plant cannabis flower available to patients

Dry leaf cannabis is coming to Pennsylvania dispensaries following a decision by the state Department of Health, which on Monday approved a move to make whole-plant cannabis flower available to state medical marijuana patients.

Tue
17
Apr

Alaska house passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions

In a move to promote social justice and to defend citizens’ ability to work, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions.

This weekend, Alaska took steps to end discrimination against people charged with low-level marijuana possession.

Alaska legalized marijuanaback in November of 2014, but legislators had yet to address the issue of prior marijuana charges. While the federal government threatens to revamp the War on Drugs, the Alaska House passes measure to erase prior marijuana convictions.

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