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Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization | Off Message

The Vermont Senate voted 21-9 on Friday to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, a permissive stance on pot senators acknowledged the House is unlikely to embrace.

“We know that prohibition has not worked,” Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham) said. “Let’s make it safer, less accessible to kids.”

Source: Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization | Off Message



Rand Paul Cosponsors Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses to Claim Tax Credits and Deductions

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) cosponsored the The Small Business Tax Equity Act which would require marijuana businesses in states where it is legalized to be taxed similar to other small businesses. It would also remove restrictions on marijuana businesses to claim tax credits and deductions.

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Source: Rand Paul Cosponsors Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses to Claim Tax Credits and Deductions



Colorado Considers End Run if Feds Crack Down on Recreational Marijuana

The Trump Administration has said it will view medical marijuana leniently but is considered renewed federal enforcement to shut down recreational marijuana sales legal in eight states and the District of Columbia. Lawmakers in Colorado have proposed a simple solution.

Source: Colorado Considers End Run if Feds Crack Down on Recreational Marijuana



Oregon lawmakers introduce legislation to protect legal recreational marijuana | OregonLive.com

On Thursday, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) announced a legislative package they said will “preserve the integrity of state marijuana laws and provide a path for responsible federal legalization and regulation of the marijuana industry.”

Source: Oregon lawmakers introduce legislation to protect legal recreational marijuana | OregonLive.com



Marijuana is legal in California. Now politicians and pot pushers need to help keep it out of kids’ hands – LA Times

Happy New Year and pass the pot. But now that weed is legal for adults in California, we need somehow to keep more teens from toking.

Source: Marijuana is legal in California. Now politicians and pot pushers need to help keep it out of kids’ hands – LA Times



Legal weed advocates sneak marijuana into Jeff Sessions’ Senate office – Washington Times

Marijuana legalization activists on Thursday successfully brought weed into the Capitol Hill office of Senator Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, in an attempt to have the nation’s next attorney general..

Source: Legal weed advocates sneak marijuana into Jeff Sessions’ Senate office – Washington Times



Marijuana is now legal in California, but it can still keep you from getting a job – LA Times

Since election day, Ellen Komp of cannabis advocacy group California NORML said she’s received at least a dozen emails and calls from employees asking whether marijuana is now exempted from employer drug tests.

Source: Marijuana is now legal in California, but it can still keep you from getting a job – LA Times



Industrial Real Estate Market Gets Boost With Marijuana Legalization

Legal marijuana operations are finding space to grow and store their product by paying premium rents for warehouse space.

Source: Industrial Real Estate Market Gets Boost With Marijuana Legalization



7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal Marijuana | TIME

A look at why it would be hard to stop the legal markets the states have started

Source: 7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal Marijuana | TIME



Despite Reservations, Lawmakers Appoint Marijuana Commission

We now know the group of regulators who will make key decisions about the state’s medical marijuana program.

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