Virginia Votes To Legalize Marijuana

By Joshua Espinoza, Complex.com. -

Virginia has become the first southern state to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday, the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed amendments to a [...]

New Mexico Passes Cannabis Legalization And Expungement Package

By Drug Policy Alliance. -

Santa Fe, NM – With the New Mexico Legislature approving social justice-centered cannabis legalization during the special session today, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and [...]

‘We’re Reversing 90 Years Of Prohibition’

By Christopher Robbins, Gothamist. -

On Tuesday night, New York went from being the marijuana arrest capital of the world to passing one of the most progressive legalized cannabis laws in the country. Update: Governor Andrew Cuomo [...]

The MORE Act Is A Step Toward Unraveling The War On Drugs

By Breanna Robinson, Conversations Indy 100. -

For decades, many people have been subjected to criminal prosecution for the possession of marijuana. Some people that are impacted by this end up going to prison with people that have serious [...]

United Nations Removes Marijuana From List Of Most Dangerous Drugs

By Zack Budryk, The Hill. -

A United Nations panel has voted to remove medical cannabis from a list of dangerous drugs. In the Wednesday vote, the Commission for Narcotic Drugs voted on several World Health Organization [...]

Biden At The Cannabis Crossroads

By Gabrielle Gurley, The American Prospect. -

Shortly after the election, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to members that outlined legislative priorities for the waning days of the 116th Congress. One of them [...]

Wrong On Weed – Blacks And Marijuana Myths

By Linn Washington, Black Agenda Report. -

When New Jersey State Senator Ronald Rice roadblocked legislation to legalize adult use of marijuana in the ‘Garden State’ last year he cited a litany of long debunked theories and specious [...]

Evanston Will Use Recreational Marijuana Sales Tax Proceeds To Fund Local Reparations Program

By Genevieve Bookwalter, Chicagotribune.com -

Evanston aldermen on Monday approved directing all sales tax revenue collected from recreational marijuana purchases to a fund that will establish a local reparations program. Officials say the [...]

To Make Vaping Safer, Legalize Cannabis

By Paul Armentano, Otherwords.org -

The Trump administration is sounding the alarm against vaping products as health officials scramble to determine why some consumers are suddenly becoming sick from them. But while the [...]

Coalition Pushes To End Criminalization Of Marijuana And Other Drugs

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment -

A coalition of more than 100 civil rights groups—including ACLU, NAACP, National Education Association and National Organization for Women—released a criminal justice reform platform for the 2020 [...]

Teens Less Likely To Use Cannabis When It’s Legal, US Study Finds

Teenagers are less likely to use cannabis in places where the drug has been legalised, a new study suggests. Researchers at Montana State University looked at health surveys of US high school [...]

More Financial Institutions Are Working With The Marijuana Industry

By Kyle Jaeger, Marijuana Moment -

Banks and credit unions have been accepting significantly more marijuana businesses in 2019, according to new federal data. At the end of the last quarter of 2018, there were 438 banks and 113 [...]

Millions March For Legal And Fair Access To Marijuana

By Carlie Green, 420 Intel -

On Saturday May 4 and Sunday May 5, cannabis advocates around the world participated in the Global Marijuana March as the event enters its 21st year. Also known as the Million Marijuana March, [...]

The Growth of Corporate Cannabis

By Doug McVay, iBudtender -

Legalization of adult social use marijuana only began in 2012, yet it’s already a multi-billion dollar industry. As 2018 came to a close, a handful of large business deals point to the industry’s [...]

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