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This Is What Legal Cannabis In New York State Could Look Like

Despite being at the helm of a relatively progressive state with a large population and an even larger marijuana black market, recently re-elected New York Governor Andrew Cuomo remained steadfast in opposing recreational cannabis — until he was challenged directly by a rival candidate in the 2018 primary. The marked flip in Cuomo’s progressivism crested […]

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cannabis taxes

Compassion Program Facing Potential $200K Tax Bill On Donations

A San Francisco-based delivery service that supplies free medical marijuana to some 150 seriously ill and low-income patients has had to halt donations under the threat of a $200,000 tax bill. “This is a life or death issue,” says Joe Airone, who has run the Sweetleaf Collective since 1996. “The longer we take to rectify […]

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William Barr

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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INSYS Cannabis

The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis

The 2016 US presidential election cycle was a productive one for pro-cannabis activists. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine approved referendums that legalized recreational cannabis. In Arizona, however, a similar referendum (Proposition 205) was defeated, seemingly in defiance of pre-election polls that indicated it would pass. Political analysts credited a strong last-minute push by […]

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Cannabis Amendment

The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter

Federal law prohibits the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis products within the borders of the United States. The majority of states have passed laws in contradiction to this edict (33 states and two territories have legalized medical marijuana; 10 others and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis), but the federal government can […]

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