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Beers And Buds: Will Brewers Get The Crossfade Right?

The battle of the buzz is on. As beer sales in North America continue to decline amid competition from wine, spirits and legal marijuana, brewers across the continent are seeking to fill that financial void. Some alcohol sellers — most notably beer producers — are betting on cannabis-infused drinks to help save the day and […]

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Risky Business: Here’s Why Cannabis Is Struggling Right Now

Attorney Amy T. Margolis has been practicing law for nearly two decades, specializing in the areas of cannabis licensing, compliance and regulatory work. She was also heavily involved in Oregon’s policy discussion surrounding the implementation of medical marijuana and adult-use cannabis, and has served on several rulemaking committees, including the rules advisory committee for House […]

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New York Moves A Step Closer To Full Cannabis Legalization

Following the New York district attorney’s Wednesday announcement that law enforcement would cease to prosecute for low-level cannabis charges, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday the appointment of a working group to draft legislation to legalize marijuana in the state. “I have reviewed the multi-agency report commissioned last January and have discussed its findings with Health […]

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Why Being Pro-Pot Could Help Congressional Candidates In Battleground States

Throughout the nation, the 2018 midterm elections are being scrutinized under the proverbial microscope, as Democrats try to take back Congress in opposition to the policies enforced by the Trump administration. Candidates in highly contested districts are looking for a silver bullet that will help them reach victory — and there are indications that having […]

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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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Tommy Chong at his home, July 2018. (Image courtesy of Maria Penaloza)

Cannabis Comedy King Tommy Chong Talks Weed, Jail, And What Advice He Would Give To Jeff Sessions

The reputation of cannabis in the 1970s was one of stigma, stereotype and stagnant sciolism. Demonized by the government, the media, and anyone who opposed the political and social opinions of “stoners,” it has since taken almost half a century to chip away at this negative perception of cannabis, propagated by then-President Nixon’s prevailing war […]

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Home Improvement: Why You Should Breed Your Own Unique Cannabis Strains

Whenever I conduct accounting for my cannabis business and see my dire financial straits written down on paper, I can easily be discouraged, often entertaining the thought of changing careers altogether. My average yearly profits from growing cannabis hover around $29,000. After I take care of such necessities as my house payment, property taxes, car […]

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