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Nevada marijuana lawsuit highlights license competition

Michael Frey and his brother Robert are suing their partner in the Nevada cannabis business for $125 million. It is the latest in a series of lawsuits by investors in the booming local marijuana industry that is creating multi-millionaires in a flash.

Marijuana lounges in Las Vegas face hurdle: Alcohol

At the city’s recommending committee meeting Monday, Callaway told a council panel that recent studies showed 22 percent of fatalities involve a drive under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana.

AG nominee Barr says he wouldn’t go after marijuana companies

President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Justice Department, William Barr, told a Senate committee Tuesday that he would not use enforcement federal laws on cannabis in states that have passed laws on recreational and medical use.

Pot taxes lag in California as illegal market grows

Deep in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new budget is a figure that says a lot about California’s shaky legal marijuana market: The state is expecting a lot less cash from cannabis taxes.

Washington governor to pardon marijuana convictions

More than six years after the state legalized the adult use of marijuana, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Friday he plans to pardon thousands of people convicted of small-time possession charges — the latest in a series of moves by states and cities to ease the burdens people face from having minor criminal records for using pot.

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