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Sweeping Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation Introduced in U.S. House & Senate

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators and representatives introduced seven measures to advance more sensible cannabis policy at the federal level. The bills covered a broad range of issues related to resolving the tension between state and federal cannabis laws. "The flurry of bills on the Hill today are a reflection […]

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Categories: Legalization, Legislation, Nationwide, Washington

America's $6.7 billion marijuana habit, mapped

THE WASHINGTON POST – The marijuana industry is at a crossroads. Voters have approvedrecreational marijuana measures in eight statesplus the District of Columbia. When these laws become fully implemented in the next few years, more than one in five American adults willlive in places where they can walk into a store and legally purchase marijuana. […]

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Categories: Nationwide, Tax Revenues

States With Medical Marijuana Have Fewer Auto Accident Fatalities

According to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health, states with functioning medical marijuana programs experience less fatal alcohol-related traffic accidents than states that have not legalized medical marijuana. Furthermore, the study shows a decrease in alcohol-related traffic fatalities after states’ enacting of medical marijuana programs. The trend […]

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Categories: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Health, Legalization, Licensing, Massachusetts, Medical, Nationwide, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, News, Oregon, Politics

Marijuana Is Harder Than Ever for Younger Teens to Find

American voters and legislatures increasingly are allowing medical and adult recreational use of marijuana, but as home-growing spreads and retail stores open, younger teens are reporting the scarcest availability in at least 24 years. Explanations remain theoretical for the surprising trend in the face of widespread liberalization of cannabis laws. But it appears clear that […]

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Categories: Crime, Legalization, Nationwide

Legal Marijuana And A Higher Minimum Wage: States That Passed Key Ballot Measures In 2016

Although the new president-elect may have taken the spotlight on election day, the nation also made important decisions on the legality of marijuana, the minimum wage, gun control, tobacco and income tax. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of measures on the ballot in 2016, andhow they fared at the polls. Marijuana:Maine,Massachusetts, Nevada and California passed measures […]

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Categories: Commentary, Economy, Nationwide

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