Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry;...

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Legalization Alone is Not Enough, How We Create A New Market Matters

In March of this year, Oakland City Council implemented the Equity Permit Program for aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs in the new green economy. This program is designed to address the past disparities in the cannabis industry by giving priority to the victims of the war on drugs and minimizing barriers to entry into the industry;...

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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

November 3, 2017
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Maine Governor Vetoes Legalization Implementation

Republican Gov. Paul LePage today vetoed legislation that sought to regulate the production and sales of cannabis to adults. Members of the House and Senate approved the legislation late last month during a one-day special session, but did so without a veto-proof majority.

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American Legion: One in Five Veterans Use Marijuana To Alleviate A Medical Or Physical Condition

American Legion: One in Five Veterans Use Marijuana To Alleviate A Medical Or Physical Condition

In a new poll of US service veterans released today that was conducted by The American Legion and presented on Capitol Hill, one in five veterans self-reported using marijuana to alleviate a medical or physical condition.

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Trump’s Commission Denies Evidence That Cannabis Can Mitigate Opioid Abuse

Trump’s Commission Denies Evidence That Cannabis Can Mitigate Opioid Abuse

Despite the growing body of scientific evidence showing that cannabis access is associated with reductions in opioid use and mortality, the Chairman of the White House's Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis today called upon the President to reject any efforts to acknowledge marijuana's promising role in mitigating opioid...

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Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

Domestic Hemp Production More Than Doubles In Past Year

United States farmers cultivated over 23,000 acres of hemp in 2017, up from fewer than 10,000 acres in 2016.

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Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

Among the policy proposals are options that are line with those of numerous other states, including Nebraska and Mississippi. Such a change will save taxpayers money and allow police and the courts to re-prioritize their resources toward addressing more serious crimes.

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Congressional Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Congressional Lawmakers Demand The VA Study Medical Marijuana

Members of the US House Committee on Veteran’s Affairs are demanding the Department of Veterans Affairs facilitate protocols to assess the efficacy of medical cannabis in veterans suffering from chronic pain and post-traumatic stress.

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Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Legalization Fears

Colorado’s Top Doc Debunks Legalization Fears

Colorado's top doctor says that adult use marijuana legalization has not negatively impacted public health or safety.

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant.

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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

October 25, 2017
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All Time High: New Poll Shows Two-Thirds Of Americans Support Marijuana Legalization

A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, including majorities of Democrats, Independents, and for the first time ever, Republicans, according to polling data released by Gallup.

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#ACT: Medical Marijuana Could Be On The Line

Protections for the medical marijuana markets that are now legal in 30 states are set to expire on December 8th. After that, over 2 million registered patients’ continued access to their medication will rely on the prohibitionist whims of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who has been lobbying aggressively for the ability to use the...

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