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Crimes Of Compassion: How California’s New Cannabis Rules Hurt Those Who Need It Most

California was the first state in the US to initiate medical marijuana regulation. It took cannabis activists many years to get Proposition 215, the Compassionate Use Act, on the ballot for voters to approve in the November 1996 electoral session. The legislation was authored collectively by “the father of medical marijuana” Dennis Peron; registered nurse […]

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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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Bulldozer Death Of PA Grower Allegedly Caught Cultivating 10 Plants Ruled An Accident

The District Attorney in Berks County, Pennsylvania has determined that the July 9 bulldozer death of a local man accused of illegally growing cannabis on Pennsylvania State Game Commission Land was accidental. Gregory A. Longenecker, 51, was found dead beneath a bulldozer being operated by a Pennsylvania Game Commission worker near Penn Township, eastern Pennsylvania. […]

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The Trump Administration’s War On Weed Has A Secret Committee To Take Down Cannabis

The Trump administration’s opposition to legal cannabis just got more intense. On Wednesday, August 29, BuzzFeed News revealed that the “White House has secretly amassed a committee of federal agencies from across the government to combat public support for marijuana and cast state legalization measures in a negative light, while attempting to portray the drug […]

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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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Want To Be A Professional Budtender? Here Are Six Things I Learned In Budtending School

When Colorado and Washington passed groundbreaking recreational cannabis policy, I was involved with my college chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). When I initially joined the student organization a year prior, the idea of recreational weed was so beyond me, but here it was being implemented after having dived […]

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