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Sharp focus, few votes for Cannabis, Libertarian governor hopefuls 22.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Their odds of winning are beyond long. But Chris Wright and Chris Holbrook are undeterred and determined to make their voices heard.
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Colorado Rep. Says State Dept. Took His Bill On Marijuana Edibles 'One Step Too Far' 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Colorado state Rep. Jonathan Singer (D) told HuffPost Live on Tuesday that state health officials ultimately did the right thing by retreating from their initial call to ban almost all marijuana edible products because such a ban is "unconstitutional." "The state Department Of Public Health took it one step too far," Singer said. The state Health Department's recommendation for a near total ban of all retail marijuana-infused food products in the state was one of several from multiple lawmakers, state marijuana industry representatives and state officials who were taking part in a working group for Singer's bill on Monday. The Health Department's recommendation was the only one calling for a ban, which outraged marijuana industry members. The legality of such a ban was also called into question , since Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2012 legalizing marijuana in all forms. The House bill's language requires that a working group be assembled before the bill's passage to discuss ...
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Proposed marijuana edibles ban loses steam 21.10.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – A proposal to limit marijuana infused-products, or edibles, to hard candies and tinctures did not meet much of an appetite just hours after it was revealed Monday. The proposal by Jeff Lawrence, with the Department of Public Health and Environment and a member of the Marijuana Enforcement Division Edibles Work Group,...
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Colorado Health Officials Walk Back Proposed Weed-Edibles Ban, Hours After It Goes Public 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Colorado health officials on Monday backtracked on their call to ban almost all recreational marijuana edibles in the state, just hours after publicly recommending such a prohibition. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment backed away from its recommendation for a ban after outraged marijuana industry representatives argued that state voters made all forms of marijuana legal in 2012. The Associated Press's Kristen Wyatt reported that a Health Department official said a ban "was not our intent." Talk of an edibles ban came as lawmakers, industry representatives and state officials on Monday discussed what should be included in a Colorado House bill that would add restrictions to the sale of edible marijuana products. Marijuana edibles -- food and beverage products infused with compounds derived from marijuana, such as THC or CBD -- have been under fire following two high-profile deaths that may have been linked to the treats. The Health Department's recommendation "is just that, a ...
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Proposed Colorado marijuana edibles ban shows lingering pot discord 21.10.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's health department proposed an industry-spinning ban on the sales of nearly all forms of edible marijuana at recreational pot shops on Monday but then quickly backed away from the ...
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Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
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Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Nation & World
Colorado health authorities suggested banning many forms of edible marijuana, including brownies and cookies, then whipsawed away from the suggestion Monday after it went public.
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HUFFPOST HILL - Congress Successfully Wards Off Ebola Epidemic For Another Day 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The next "Sharknado" installment will feature scenes set in Washington, which will likely renew the debate over whether sharknadoes are attributable to human activity. Lanny Davis supports President Obama's Ebola czar pick, so you can pretty much kiss everyone you've ever known or loved goodbye. And Colorado health officials are pushing to outlaw edible marijuana products, saying they appeal to children. We're going to go ahead and put the kibosh on our "Air Bud" line of weed cookies. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Monday, October 20th, 2014: PRESIDENT CONSIDERING ASKING FOR MORE EBOLA FUNDS - Politico: "President Barack Obama is weighing his options for asking Congress for more funding to support the U.S. response to Ebola at home and abroad but has not made any formal requests of lawmakers, the White House said here Monday. 'At this moment we have not made any decisions about whether we need increased resources so there’s no proposal that we are sending up at this time,' White House spokesman Eric Schultz ...
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In Colorado, health officials want most edibles off shelves 21.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
By Kristen Wyatt / AP with material from The Seattle Times 
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Colorado health officials recommend banning most pot confections 21.10.2014 Yahoo: US National
By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Pot-infused brownies, candies and other confections that are “naturally attractive to children” should be banned, according to recommendations on Monday by Colorado health officials to a task force charged with drafting rules on marijuana edibles. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment said edible marijuana products should instead be limited to “a simple lozenge/hard candy or tinctures. ...
APNewsBreak: Colorado health officials seek to ban pot-infused brownies, cookies, most candies 20.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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APNewsBreak: Colorado seeks ban on most edible pot 20.10.2014 Health
DENVER (AP) — Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies, limiting legal sales of pot-infused food to lozenges and some liquids.
A Minnesota medical marijuana timeline 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Although the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Minnesota dates back many years, it gathered critical mass in the spring of 2014.
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How Minnesota's medical marijuana program compares to other states 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Among the 23 states where medical marijuana is legal, Minnesota's approach is unique.
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Minnesota's new medical pot chief eyes patient health, public safety 16.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Michelle Larson has already been called a lot of things: Captain Cannabis. Mary Jane. The pot czar. But she takes her job seriously.
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Medical pot caregivers may face more oversight 15.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
DENVER (AP) — Colorado lawmakers will consider new restrictions on medical marijuana growers during next year's legislative ...
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Get up to speed 14.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
NBC's medical correspondent Dr. Nancy Snyderman apologizes for violating quarantine. The husband of the Ebola-stricken Spanish nurse lashes out. And chocolate companies join in the fight against Ebola.
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Key developments 13.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
The news that a U.S. nurse tested positive for Ebola has heightened concerns about the virus. Health officials are moving quickly to increase monitoring of hospital workers treating Ebola and ensure the deadly virus does not spread.
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Get caught up 12.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Concerns about the Ebola virus were heightened Sunday when a health care worker in Texas had a positive preliminary test for the disease. If confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the worker's case would mark the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States and the second-ever diagnosis in the country.
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Get caught up 12.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Concerns about the Ebola virus were heightened Sunday when a health care worker in Texas had a positive preliminary test for the disease. If confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the worker's case would mark the first known transmission of Ebola in the United States and the second-ever diagnosis in the country.
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