Senate Bill Would Let Marijuana Businesses Store Profits In Banks

Bipartisan legislation introduced in the Senate on Thursday would solve a key issue for the marijuana industry: Its lack of access to financial services. While a growing number of states are moving to legalize cannabis for recreational or medical use, ongoing federal...

New Bill Would Protect Veterans From Losing Benefits Over Marijuana

Military veterans in legalized states would be shielded from losing their federal benefits for marijuana use under a bipartisan bill that was filed in Congress on Wednesday. The legislation would also allow physicians at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to...

Pennsylvania Regulators Take Aim at ‘Big Marijuana’

News this week highlights why cannabis companies should take a cautious approach to expansion.  In a headline Thursday that read, “Pennsylvania cracks down on Big Marijuana, threatens to shut out biggest permit holder,” Philly Inquirercannabis reporter Sam Wood...

Denver’s Teen Marijuana Education Campaign Seems To Be Working, Survey Finds

Despite claims from prohibitionist Fake News-generators, it appears that the worst fears around marijuana legalization and teen use have not proven true. That's right. Marijuana legalization has not led to a spike in youth consumption. A year after Denver launched a...

Military Veterans Organizations Press Congress On Medical Marijuana Research

U.S. military veterans from diverse backgrounds have been testifying before Congress in recent weeks about the need to expand Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) research into medical marijuana’s benefits. At a series of joint House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs...

Diversity Provisions Added To Marijuana Banking Bill Up For Congressional Vote This Week

The sponsor of a marijuana banking bill scheduled for a key committee vote in Congress this week is moving to amend the legislation to add provisions requiring the federal government to track and issue recommendations on how to expand financial services to...

Where Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg Stands On Marijuana

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. If elected, he would be the first openly gay and youngest president, and he’s supportive of marijuana legalization to boot. While the candidate has not spoken...

POLITICS

Some Walker Stapleton Supporters Don’t Want You to Tip

Some Walker Stapleton Supporters Don’t Want You to Tip

We’ve seen several new lows in politics this year. Exploiting a candidate’s family’s personal struggle with heroin, falsely attacking a gubernatorial candidate for pushing a woman, and now, rounding up sore losers to punish democracy. Some supporters of trailing...

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INDUSTRY

OPIOID CRISIS

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

Using Marijuana to Treat Opioid Addiction

The Fix, a website dedicated to addiction and recovery, offers this compelling statement, "When I'm on marijuana, the thought of injecting toxic drugs into my body seems totally unhealthy and unappealing." The comment from writer Elizabeth Brico appeared in an account...

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FAKE NEWS

Cannabis Opponents Likely Upset Less Kids are Smoking Pot

Cannabis Opponents Likely Upset Less Kids are Smoking Pot

Science makes debunking Fake News super easy. Whenever cannabis opponents say, “But what about the children!?” marijuana proponents get to say, “They’re fine. Because. Science.” The latest federal scientific survey of high school students nationally shows that in...

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