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Cannabytes: To Reschedule or Not to Reschedule

Last Wednesday, the governors of Rhode Island and Washington asked the federal government to reclassify marijuana as a drug with medical uses, the New York Times reports. The proposed rescheduling would change ...
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Cannabytes: MMJ License Fee Lowered

On Wednesday, the Board of Health chose to lower the fee for medical marijuana patients to apply for or renew their license, the Denver Post reports. Previously, the fee was $90--down from its original $140 in ...
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Cannabytes: NORML Sues Federal Government

Attorneys for the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws have filed a number of  federal suits in California, challenging the federal crackdown on dispensaries in the state. The three attorneys clai...
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Cannabytes: Refuge for Northern CO Patients

Tuesday was not a good day for medical marijuana in Northern Colorado. The proposed dispensary ban I reported on back in July passed, leaving business owners and thousands of patients in the lurch. Steve Ackerm...
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Cannabytes: Ghosts of Prohibition Past

Once upon a time, in the early 20th century, a movement was brewing. 1920s prohibition forced casual and heavy drinkers alike to go to great lengths for a fix. According to Smithsonian Magazine, they "drank hai...
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Cannabytes: Feds Crack Down on MMJ Ads

This week, federal attorneys representing four California districts swore to crack down on media outlets that sell advertising space to care centers. According to federal law, "any newspaper, magazine, handbill...
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Cannabytes: Cash-Only for Cannabusinesses

A number of dispensaries won't accept credit cards anymore, according to a report from the Associated Press this week. "Several dispensaries," the report says, "have been notified to disconnect their credit car...
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Cannabytes: The Right Approach to Legalization?

On Thursday, the Denver Post reported that "infighting" among cannabis legalization activists slows the local campaign for legalization. Westword followed up that afternoon with an interview with Mason Tvert, a...
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Cannabytes: Is Colorado Ready for Legalization?

According to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, the majority of Colorado voters are in favor of the legalization of cannabis use. The survey, released last week, polled voters on a number of hot topics in Colorado's political climate. The question posed to voters was "Do you think marijuana usage should be legal or illegal?" 51% of respondents said they were in favor of legalization.
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Cannabytes: Let States Decide On Pot

Thursday was a landmark day in the war against prohibition. Representatives Barney Frank and Ron Paul introduced a bill that, if it passes, would end the federal prohibition of cannabis. The bill, the first of ...