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Sessions Looks Set to Back off His Marijuana Crackdown

Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s well-known anti-pot prejudices, a broad federal crackdown on marijuana in states that have legalized it seems unlikely in light of the recommendations from a Justice Department subcommittee charged with studying the issue. The Associated Press reports that the panel, part of the DOJ’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, “has come […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Economy, Legalization, Legislation, Marijuana Industry, Nationwide

One million people are expected to visit Oregon for the eclipse '” and the demand for marijuana is surging

Oregonians will be treated to one of the best viewings of the total solar eclipse '” when the moon crosses between the Earth and the sun and blocks out the sun’s light '” on August 21. About one million people are expected to visit the state of Oregon in order to see the eclipse. It seems some of them will want […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Marijuana Industry, Oregon, Recreational, Tax Revenues

Marijuana’s Popularity is Increasing Among Americans

Americans are consuming more and more cannabis. If the Substance Abuse Research Center (CeSAR) found that 35% of Americans reported using cannabis in 2014, the figures increased in 2017 to 48% according to Gallup. If so far cannabis was widely used for recreational purposes, Americans are also becoming aware of medical reasons. For instance, the […]

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Categories: Dispensaries, Growing, Health, Legalization, marijuana sales

The Marijuana Justice Act Provides Hope for Equity and Advancement

On August 1, Senator Cory Booker introduced an audacious piece of legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act. It would introduce sweeping changes for cannabis on the federal level. At the top of the list: descheduling cannabis'”legalizing it once and for all. In an impassioned live video on Facebook, Booker pointed out the various failures of The […]

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Officials In Legal-Weed States Push Back Against Jeff Sessions' Marijuana Criticisms

Government officials from Alaska and Washington have pushed back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who sent threatening letters to the states and questioned the efficacy of their marijuana legalization and regulatory programs. In letters obtained by HuffPost that are dated Aug. 1 and Aug. 14, Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, both Independents, defend their […]

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Categories: Alaska, Commentary, Legalization, Legislation, Washington

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