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Washington State Announces Plan To Pardon Misdemeanor Cannabis Offenses

Washington state is taking a much-needed step toward cannabis justice. Governor Jay Inslee on Friday announced the Marijuana Justice Initiative, a plan to pardon thousands of misdemeanor cannabis possession convictions throughout the state. According to Inslee’s official governor website: The initiative will provide an expedited process to grant pardons to people with a single misdemeanor […]

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The Barr Code: Trump Nominates Tough-On-Drugs AG To Take Over From Sessions

Following Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general last month, the cannabis community has been waiting anxiously for the announcement of his replacement. And we didn’t have to wait long, as last Friday, December 7, President Trump announced his nomination for William P. Barr for the attorney general’s office. Although the cannabis community thought we had […]

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South Korea Legalizes Medical Cannabis. Will Other Asian Countries Follow Suit?

On November 23, South Korea passed medical marijuana legislation. The country’s National Assembly voted on amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs to allow non-hallucinogenic doses of cannabis consumption for medical purposes, but still maintains its hardline stance against recreational cannabis. “There’s still a lot of work to do in developing the […]

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Midterm Elections 2018: Weed Proves A Whopping Winner

On Tuesday, cannabis advocates across the USA hit the polls to vote on cannabis ballot initiatives as well as pro-pot candidates. As with any election, there were winners and there were losers — here’s a look at who strutted home victorious, and who trudged home a failure. Michigan became the first state in the Midwest […]

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