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STATES Act

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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Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee

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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cannabis legalization

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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war on drugs

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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Cynthia Nixon

Despite A Temporary Setback In The New York Governor Race, Pro-Cannabis Candidate Cynthia Nixon Vows To Push On

Sex and the City star turned cannabis advocate Cynthia Nixon vowed to continue her run to oust New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D), after losing the party endorsement by 95 percent. Despite her loss, Nixon attended the May 23 Democratic Party State Convention at Long Island’s Hofstra University, telling the gathered press, “I am attending […]

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