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Federal Bankruptcy Court and Ancillary Cannabis Businesses in Colorado—A Difficult Combination


Cannabis sales in the United States is a peculiar phenomenon if viewed through the lens of the federal government and federal law. But what happens

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Illinois Legislature Votes to Legalize Recreational Cannabis


On Friday, May 31, 2019, legislators in the State of Illinois voted to legalize the recreational use of cannabis. Background On May 31, the Democratic-controlled

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Nevada State Engineer Approves Long-Sought Water Permits for Molybdenum Mine By Allowing Mitigation of Conflicts with Existing Rights


On June 6, 2019, the Nevada State Engineer issued Ruling 6464, which approved over 11,000 acre-feet of groundwater applications for a proposed molybdenum mine in

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U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Revives Plan to Raise California’s Shasta Dam


Since the 1980s, Shasta Dam has been a focal point in debates for increasing the state’s water storage capacity. In 2014, such a proposal initially

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California Legislators Reject Water Tax but Approve Funding for Safe and Affordable Drinking Water


California lawmakers recently approved and presented to Governor Gavin Newsom a $214.8 billion California budget with new spending for safe and affordable drinking water: .

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Seven Colorado River Basin States Agree to new Action Plan to Protect Vital River Water


In May 2019, state and federal stakeholders in the Colorado River’s water supply reached an agreement designed to reduce risks from ongoing and anticipated droughts

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