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Let Freedom Grow: Cannabis Prisoners Have A Friend On The Outside

The current attitude toward cannabis in the United States appears to be mostly progressive, with 10 states and the District of Columbia regulating cannabis for recreational use, and 23 other states for medicinal use. Other states are pushing some form of decriminalization legislation, taking the first step in the direction of regulation. Agricultural hemp has […]

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Minor Possession Charges Still Disrupting Lives — Sometimes 50 Years Later

Federal cannabis prohibition in the United States received another well-deserved bit of shade in January, as California Senator Kamala Harris — who recently announced her intentions to run for president in 2020 — came out strong in support of cannabis legalization. She also stressed the need to erase nonviolent pot-possession infractions from the criminal records […]

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The Ballad Of The Dutch Grow Shop: How Staying Small Kept The Legendary Plantarium In Business

It should come as no surprise that the first European grow shop — a store that sells everything a cannabis grower needs — cropped up in the Netherlands. The year was 1985 and the proprietor was none other than Wernard “The Potfather” Bruining, who opened Amsterdam’s first coffee shop, Mellow Yellow, in 1972. Bruining called […]

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After 20-Plus Years, California’s Medical Marijuana Collective System Is About To Get Disrupted

If you’ve enjoyed legal cannabis in the US over the past couple of decades, you can thank a medical marijuana advocate for that. For more than 40 years, pro-cannabis activists from California to Washington, DC have rallied and lobbied on behalf of patients afflicted with ailments ranging from AIDS to epilepsy. California is the undeniable […]

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How To Stop The IRS From Stealing Your Hard-Earned Cannabis Cash

Cannabis may still not be legal at the federal level, but that doesn’t mean the US government will hesitate to get some of that hard-earned marijuana money. The Internal Revenue Service is highly motivated to get its hands on industry dollars, and many cannabis business owners aren’t armed with the proper knowledge needed to protect […]

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