Marijuana Legalization Left Out Of New York Budget, According To Draft Summary Document

The New York legislature seems poised to eliminate a proposal to legalize marijuana through the budget this year, according to an unverified document outlining the policies included in the spending legislation currently under final negotiations ahead of a vote this...

Americans Want Medical Marijuana Dispensaries To Stay Open As ‘Essential Services,’ Poll Finds

A majority of Americans believe that medical cannabis dispensaries should be kept open as “essential services” amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new poll. The survey asked simply: “Do you believe medical marijuana dispensaries should or should not be...

Marijuana Businesses Are Ineligible For Coronavirus Disaster Relief, Federal Agency Confirms

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) reiterated on Monday that marijuana companies are not eligible for disaster relief loans to lessen the blow of the coronavirus outbreak. Because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, the marijuana industry is...

Colorado Just Issued The First Marijuana Delivery License In The State

As more Americans across the country are sheltering at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, a major Colorado cannabis retailer announced that it has received the state’s first permit to deliver medical marijuana directly to patients’ doors. Boulder-based medical...

Stop Passing That Joint, Top Marijuana Reform Group Says Amid Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus continues to spread through the U.S., one of the country’s leading advocacy groups for marijuana legalization is warning consumers to stop passing joints and to beware of online misinformation, including “any claims cannabis or CBD can help cure...

Forgiveness and Transformation

By Emily Kleeman, Executive Director of The Reentry Initiative Through The Gates, A Warm Welcome The waiting area in prison is bustling with DOC Officers checking in for their shifts.  They lay out their belongings one by one, silver handcuffs, keys, a badge and...

Medical Marijuana Group Urges Governors To Protect Patient Access Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

As state and local governments across the U.S. shutter businesses and prohibit gatherings in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical marijuana patients and advocates are urging policymakers not to close down cannabis dispensaries completely....

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INDUSTRY

Legalizing Marijuana Increases Housing Prices, Study Finds

Legalizing Marijuana Increases Housing Prices, Study Finds

So much for “there goes the neighborhood.” A new analysis suggests that states that legalize marijuana actually see a boost in housing prices, with the effect most pronounced once nearby retail outlets open for business. Economists at the University of Oklahoma...

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Following the Anti-Cannabis Money

Following the Anti-Cannabis Money

Though a new year has come, the same marijuana myths have weaseled their way into conversations about proposed legislation in New York that would establish a legal cannabis industry there. We’re here to shine a light on the truth and dismiss the rhetoric for Fake...

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No, Working in the Cannabis Industry is not “Disgusting”

No, Working in the Cannabis Industry is not “Disgusting”

Tucker Carlson recently bemoaned the “disgusting” work of former House Speaker John Boehner on Breitbart’s SiriusXM radio show.  In 2018, Boehner joined the board of advisors for Acreage Holdings, a vertically integrated multi-state cannabis company. Boehner’s new...

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