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GOP Congresswoman Says Her Marijuana Legalization Bill Will Get A Hearing In Democratic-Controlled Congress
As advocates push for congressional action on Democratic-led marijuana legalization bills in the House and Senate, a Republican congresswoman who’s championing an alternative reform measure says she has received assurances that there will be a hearing on her proposal even as a minority member of the…
Marijuana And Civil Rights Groups Demand Legalization Vote On House Floor This Month
A coalition of marijuana and civil rights reform groups sent a letter to House leadership on Tuesday, urging them to schedule a floor vote on a bill to federally legalize marijuana and promote social equity this month. The Marijuana Justice Coalition (MJC)—comprised of more than 20 advocacy organiza…
Biden admin to applicants: Maybe don’t invest in weed companies
The new policy underscores how the business of weed, ever more legitimized, is forcing adjustments by the feds.
Public polling on marijuana is more complicated than you may realize | Opinion
When Americans are provided with options such as decriminalization and medicinal legalization only, they voice their preference for a marijuana middle ground.
Why California’s third-largest county remains a marijuana industry desert
The vast majority of Orange County cities still maintain bans on medical and recreational marijuana businesses.
Get ready for the Northeast to become cannabis country
New Jersey is likely to start sales first, but New York is poised to become the nation’s weed capital.
Oregon Legislature Passes OLCC License Moratorium Bill
The Oregon Senate voted to pass HB 4016 today completing the passage of the bill through both legislative houses. The governor now has five (or in some cases 30) days to sign or veto the bill, but we do not expect that she will veto, meaning the bill is all but certain to become law.…
New Oregon marijuana rules let customers buy more, and from farther away
Officials say the rules will help streamline industry oversight, decrease violations, expand consumer choices and help prevent children from accessing THC.
The road to revolutionizing the cannabis beverage industry
Consumer sentiment is often the main driver in new category creation and the same bodes true for the burgeoning cannabis beverage industry.
Germantown makes room for new cannabis restaurant
A new restaurant is coming to Germantown, and cannabis is on the menu.
U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Chambers Visits Drive-Thru Marijuana Dispensary In Follow-Up To Blunt-Smoking Ad
A Democratic candidate running for a U.S. Senate seat in Louisiana continues to make cannabis a centerpiece of his campaign, emphasizing the drug war’s disproportionate harm on Black people and working to remove the stigma from marijuana use generally. In January, Gary Chambers went viral with a cam…
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