Trump Admin Could Let Researchers Study Marijuana Dispensary Products, Scientist Argues After DOJ Memo Released

A scientist in a case that forced the release of a previously “secret” Justice Department document about federally authorized marijuana research this week is now calling on Congress to urge administrative action to more rapidly expand studies into the therapeutic...

Illinois Announces $31 Million In Marijuana Revenue-Funded Grants To Repair Drug War’s Harms

Illinois is putting its marijuana money where its mouth is, announcing on Tuesday that $31.5 million in restorative justice grants are now available thanks to tax revenue derived from legal cannabis sales. Under the legalization bill that Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed...

Are Marijuana Seizures the Last Gasp of the Drug War? Law Enforcement Should Look to the Future

This is embarrassing. In Texas, a sheriff’s deputy arrested a Sulphur Springs woman for felony possession of THC gummies and less than one gram of bud, which authorities call a “controlled substance.” In another case last week, after a two-month police investigation,...

Fifty Years After a Government Study Proposed Cannabis Legalization, Our Work Continues

“The criminal law is too harsh a tool to apply to personal possession even in the effort to discourage use. It implies an overwhelming indictment of the behavior which we believe is not appropriate. The actual and potential harm of use of the drug is not great enough...

Cannabis Supporting Community through COVID

By: Katriñe Arnedo, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator for Community Food Share Rick is a caregiver for his mom, who has early onset dementia. Since December, Rick has been unable to work and, for the first time in life, needed to ask for food assistance this March....

Most People In Recreational Marijuana States Believe Legalization Is A Success, Poll Finds

People who live in states that have legalized marijuana for adult use broadly feel that the policy has been a success, according to a new poll. A majority of people from eight states that were surveyed said the programs are working well. And in Maine, which legalized...

Marijuana Banking Access Included In House Leadership’s Coronavirus Relief Bill

House leadership unveiled a coronavirus relief bill on Tuesday that includes provisions to protect banks that service marijuana businesses from being penalized by federal regulators. Advocates, stakeholders and lawmakers have been pushing for some form of...

POLITICS

Poll Shows Marijuana a Winning Issue for Republicans

Poll Shows Marijuana a Winning Issue for Republicans

One of the reasons cannabis legalization for adults has advanced so quickly in the last decade is that it’s no longer a partisan issue. Once, it was all about Democrats. Today, about 2/3 of Americans, according to any poll you happen to wander across, are in favor of...

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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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HEALTH/WELLNESS

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Remembering Charlotte Figi

Charlotte Figi, the young girl with Dravet’s syndrome whose story became the face of the healing properties of cannabidiol and helped change laws around the world, died Tuesday, likely of complications from the COVID-19 virus. This is sad news indeed. Figi’s story was...

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Marijuana Legalization — From Grassroots to Essential

Marijuana Legalization — From Grassroots to Essential

In a time of worldwide uncertainty such as the COVID-19 pandemic, relaxation and relief can be difficult to come by. Many people have fallen ill, lost considerable income, or are concerned about the future. For cannabis consumers, the urge to achieve a sense of...

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FAKE NEWS

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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No, You Don’t Need to Smoke to Enjoy Cannabis

No, You Don’t Need to Smoke to Enjoy Cannabis

Willie Nelson recently sparked a cannabis controversy when he told a local San Antonio news station that he has stopped smoking marijuana for health reasons. “I don’t smoke anymore - take better care of myself,” Nelson said, leading to a slew of misleading headlines...

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