Advocacy

Defund the Portland Police Bureau of Cannabis Tax Revenue

As Portland City Council finalizes the 2020-21 citywide budget, the City’s Budget Committee has proposed a budget that dedicates over one-third of the City’s general fund budget on policing. How we spend our public funds expresses our values as a city, and we do not believe that our city should continue to over-invest scarce resources […]

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Bernie Sanders Talks Cannabis Legalization in South Carolina

During a marijuana campaign rally in South Carolina, US Senator (I-VT) and presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, asked the audience if any one of them had been arrested for possessing marijuana or knew anyone who had. Dozens of hands shot up. “Holy God. Whoa…that’s a lot of people. Alright, who wants to tell me what’s happened?” […]

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Advocacy

Seth Rogen on National Expungement Week

Working at the intersection of the cannabis industry, racial equity, and reparative justice, National Expungement Week seeks to right some of the wrongs of a harsh criminal justice system. Actor/Producer and cannabis advocate Seth Rogen released a PSA to remind people about the importance of upcoming National Expungement Week (N.E.W.), taking place from September 21-28, […]

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Why Are So Many People Still Getting Arrested for Cannabis?

According to Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) the total number of people arrested in the United States for violating marijuana laws rose for the third consecutive year and outdid most other arrests, including for the commission of violent crimes. There were more weed arrests for pot in 2018 than for aggravated assault, burglary, arson, fraud, […]

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Culture

Cannabis Halloween Candy Myth Resurfaces Like Clockwork

Just when you thought it was safe to overeat Wonka Bars, Nerds Ropes and chewy Rice Krispie Treats, a couple of wicked people come along and lace them with cannabis. Or did they? The police in Peabody Massachusetts seized enough suspicious canna-candy disguised as the real thing that would have given consumers way more than […]

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Culture

Kentucky’s New “Breonna Taylor Law” Will Ban No-Knock Warrants

Good news, but too late for Breonna Taylor, 26, who was asleep after a 16-hour shift as an EMT when cops broke into her apartment looking for drugs. They fatally shot her at least eight times before they realized they had the wrong address. Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville, Ky., said that he would sign […]

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Advocacy

Recreational Marijuana Would Create More than 100,000 Jobs in Florida

If Florida approves recreational marijuana in the November 2020 election, the number of jobs related to hemp and cannabis could increase more than sevenfold by 2025. The prediction comes from a new study conducted by New Frontier Data. “Assuming full federal legalization, New Frontier Data estimates cannabis jobs could reach 128,587 by 2025,” says John […]

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