CO to vote on marijuana tax hike; CO AG: Don’t let Big Tobacco take over cannabis; NM accepts marijuana license applications; AZ posts revenue
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The federal Department of Health and Human Services and the California governor’s office are looking into rules on allowing medical marijuana use in hospitals in response to a state lawmaker’s request for clarification.
The Colorado secretary of state confirmed that enough signatures were submitted to put a measure on the November ballot to increase marijuana taxes and use the revenue to fund education programs.
Colorado’s attorney general sent a letter urging congressional leaders to federally legalize marijuana in a way that doesn’t let Big Tobacco take over the cannabis industry from small businesses. He also said it’s important not to overtax the product.
New Mexico regulators began accepting applications for recreational marijuana producer licenses.
The Arizona Department of Revenue reported that marijuana sales generated nearly $21 million in tax revenue in July, with medical cannabis purchases still outpacing adult-use for now.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been conducting a months-long investigation into potential corruption in Nevada’s