Interview: Cory Gardner Talks Marijuana, Trump And His Reelection Bid

For anyone left questioning whether marijuana reform has become a mainstream issue in American politics, look no further than the race for a key Senate seat in Colorado, where incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and his main rival former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) are...

Legalizing Marijuana Boosts Hotel Bookings As Cannabis Tourism Takes Off, Study Shows

Colorado hotel room rentals increased considerably after the state began legal marijuana sales, a newly published study reveals. Washington State also saw increases in tourism after legalization, though the effect there was more modest. The two states were the first...

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....

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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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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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