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Green State: How Legalized Cannabis Will Change With The Passing Of The STATES Act

Members of Congress appear to be growing increasingly confident that the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act, or the STATES Act, could pass as soon as next year. This bipartisan bill, sponsored by Senators Cory Gardner (R–CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D–MA) in the Senate, with a companion bill introduced in the House by […]

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Getting High In The Heartland: Red States Turning Green For Ganja

A bumper sticker on the minivan parked beside Marla D.’s house sums up the local political leanings in her upscale neighborhood. It reads: “I’m Catholic and I Vote.” Like most bumper-sticker proclamations, the message is simultaneously a pronouncement of steadfast personal beliefs and a stern warning to would-be offenders who might flout the moral rules. […]

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Organizations Fighting To End The War On Weed And Racial Inequality In The Cannabis Community

Historically, anti-cannabis campaigns have targeted people of color. Nearly a hundred years ago, prohibition was racialized initially against Mexican immigrants, following the Mexican Revolution of 1910 when a wave of newcomers headed north and cannabis became associated with Hispanic migrants. Despite claims these immigrants “introduced” the plant to the United States, there were many people […]

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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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Savior of Prop. 215: Tod Mikuriya, America’s First Medical Marijuana Doctor

With the recent death of the father of medical marijuana Dennis Peron, we eulogized the San Francisco activist and remembered all the good he’d done for our cannabis community. Peron led the successful campaign to pass California’s Proposition 215 in 1996, the nation’s first comprehensive medical marijuana law and the precursor for all cannabis legalization […]

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President Evil? In Honor Of Presidents’ Day, Let’s Take A Look At Our Commanders-In-Chief’s Thoughts On Cannabis

The year is 2018. Twenty-nine US states have approved the sale of cannabis and its derivatives for medical and/or recreational purposes. This may mark a return to the history of acceptable marijuana use that dates back to colonial America. So, on Presidents’ Day, there is renewed interest in what US presidents, past and present, have […]

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Breaking Bud? New Mexico On Track To Legalize Marijuana

Pretty soon, green chile might not be the only green speciality served in New Mexico. On January 31, New Mexico State Representative Javier Martínez introduced a piece of groundbreaking legislation — House Bill 312 — to tax and regulate recreational cannabis. This move could be seen as a way to protect cannabis consumers against Attorney […]

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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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