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Colorado Senate gives prelim OK on marijuana caregiver crackdown

There’s good news and bad news for Colorado’s medical marijuana caregivers in a bill that got initial approval from the state Senate on Tuesday. The bad news, at least for caregivers, is they would have to register with the state, so authorities can keep closer tabs on how much each caregiver can legally grow, as well as provide record-keeping that respects patient privacy.

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Legislation to Legalize Cannabis Filed in Wisconsin

State Representative Melissa Sargent (D-Madison) has filed legislation (LRB-0188) to legalize the possession and personal cultivation of cannabis for everyone 21 and older.

“Marijuana prohibition has not worked for Wisconsin”, Representative Sargent said in a Monday press release. “Ending this prohibition in our state would promote personal freedom and liberty, create financial opportunity, and increase safety and security in our communities”

LRB-0188 would legalize the possession of up to half an ounce of cannabis for those living in Wisconsin, and would allow non-residents to possess up to a quarter ounce. The measure would also legalize the personal cultivation of up to 12 cannabis plants.

“Just like alcohol prohibition, marijuana prohibition does not eliminate the use of this product”, says Sargent. “It simply steers the profit into the underground market.”

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker issued a statement today saying he opposes the legalization of cannabis, citing concerns from law enforcement and claiming that cannabis is a gateway drug.

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Nearly $40 Million in Recreational Cannabis Sold in Colorado in February, New Record

$39.2 million in legal recreational cannabis sold in Colorado in February, setting a record for the second straight month. The new numbers come courtesy of the Colorado Department of Revenue.

The nearly $40 million in sales garnered roughly $4 million in taxes for the state, with the majority of that money going to school construction.

According to the Department of Revenue, there was $700 million worth of legal cannabis sold in Colorado in 2014; $386 million for medical cannabis, and $314 million for recreational cannabis. This resulted in $76 million in taxes.

In January, there was $36.4 million in recreational cannabis sold, a record for the most in any given month until the release of these new numbers

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