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Texas candidate Beto O’Rourke believes cannabis should be fully legalized and taxed.

2018 Midterm Elections: Our Ultimate State-By-State Guide To The Who’s Who Of Pro-Cannabis Candidates

This year, on November 6, the US midterm elections will include cannabis legalization measures in a number of US states. Utah and Missouri will vote on medical marijuana legalization initiatives, and North Dakota and Michigan will decide on ballot measures for adult-use cannabis. There are also plenty of US Senate seats up for grabs — […]

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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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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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Arrested Development: Why Are Americans Facing Increasing Marijuana-Related Arrests?

The signs are everywhere, sometimes literally: billboards for dispensaries; baby boomers buying designer vape pens; edibles with packaging so glossy and mass-produced, it could almost be sold at Target. In the past 10 years, cannabis has enjoyed a major surge in social and political acceptance across the United States. A Harvard University-Harris poll released in […]

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Are You On A Watch List? The Hazy Truth About Your Medical Marijuana Card Privacy In Trump’s America

In the instant accessibility of today’s digital world, privacy is seen as a luxury and a commodity. And no group has voiced concerns over the threat of government monitoring more than the medical marijuana community. Since the inception of legalized medical cannabis in California with the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, or Proposition 215, claims […]

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