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Bipartisan Senators Warren, Gardner Introduce Legislation To Protect States Legalizing Cannabis

On Thursday, June 7, United States senators Elizabeth Warren — a Democrat from Massachusetts — and Cory Gardner — a Republican from Colorado — announced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. This is the first ever bipartisan legislation in Congress to protect states legalizing cannabis. A companion bill in the House […]

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We Sell Sanctuary: Cannabis Sanctuary Cities Popping Up Across The Nation

Ever since the 1980s, there has been heated debate about certain US cities and states that offer sanctuary status to undocumented immigrants. So, what is a sanctuary city exactly? It’s an unofficial term given to municipalities that offer and provide shelter to illegal immigrants in opposition to the national government’s enforcement of immigration laws. States […]

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The President Wants To Execute Drug Dealers. Will That Include Those Convicted Of Cannabis Crimes?

While Attorney “good-people-don’t-smoke-marijuana” Jeff Sessions wants to amplify the war on drugs, don’t forget who appointed him: Donald Trump. Although President Trump has, for the most part, stayed silent on drug policy, one of his alarming stances has recently been revealed, with five sources confirming to Axios that Trump has privately discussed being in favor […]

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Freedom To Marry And Freedom To Grow: What Cannabis Activists Can Learn From The Fight For Same-Sex Marriage

Few issues so typify current ideological polarities between the federal and state governments in the United States than the battle over legalization of marijuana. On a state level, the popular mandate for safe and legal access to cannabis has been evident in a number of regions. As eight states plus the District of Columbia now […]

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Sessions’ Obsession With Regression On Possession

On January 4, the US legal cannabis industry took a hit — however, it wasn’t the kind of hit we normally enjoy. Rather, it was a blow levied by ultra-conservative US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to a long-standing federal policy called the Cole Memorandum. The end of the Obama-era policy, written in 2013, means federal […]

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