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Colorado reaches $1 billion in marijuana sales in record time


Dear Marijuana Industry Stakeholders:

This is an email reminder regarding the Division’s hearing on proposed medical and retail marijuana rules. The hearing agenda is attached.

Two printed desk copies of the proposed rules will be provided at the hearing. Please note the printed desk copies should not be maintained for personal use. For anyone who intends to maintain a copy of the proposed rules for personal use, please print and bring them to the hearing. The proposed rules and the agenda may be accessed on the Division’s website at:

Hearing Information:

Time: 9 a.m.

Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Location: 17301 W. Colfax Ave., #135, Golden, CO 80401

Thank you.

The Marijuana Enforcement Division


Title: Can marijuana save Kentucky from a crippling pension crisis?Republican lawmaker plans to file bill supporting legalization despite governor’s opposition


Date: 12 October 2017


Extract:  Kentucky Sen. Dan Seum, R-Fairdale, has said he plans to introduce a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana. With that as a backdrop, members of the state’s Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, state workers and members of the public debated the pros and cons of marijuana legalization during a hearing in Frankfort on Thursday.


Title: Maine Names New Medical Marijuana Director Craig Patterson steps into the position, which has been vacant for about a year.

Author: Cannabis Business Times

Date: 13 October 2017


Extract:  Maine has named a new director of its medical marijuana program, a position that had been vacant for a year. Craig S. Patterson, a former management analyst in the state Department of Health and Human Services, has filled the position that was last held by Marietta D’Agostino, who left the position about a year ago and is now director of compliance for a Massachusetts-based biotech firm that focuses on the cannabis industry.


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Title: Virginia Municipal League Endorses Marijuana Decrim and Access to Medical

Author: Alt

Date: 12 October 2017


Extract: The Virginia Municipal League, a non-profit, non-partisan association representing dozens of Virginia cities and towns, has come out strong in favor of marijuana reform at this year’s General Assembly.

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