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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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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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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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Michael J. Fox Foundation Supports Medical Cannabis Research

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF), named after the actor who has Parkinson’s disease, reiterated its support for increased access to medical cannabis for research purposes. The foundation is also promoting three specific cannabis reform bills that would eliminate barriers to research. “Removing barriers for medical cannabis is one way in which Congress can help […]

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Two-Thirds of Americans Say Cannabis Should Be Legalized

As more states legalize cannabis and more research comes about regarding this plant, the paradigm of thought in the American people about this topic is continually evolving and changing (for the better!).  The most recent poll about this subject comes from the Pew Research Center, and is making headlines all over.   Some things to note […]

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Break the Glass Ceiling: Honoring Women in Cannabis

As we move towards normalization and ending the stigma that still surrounds the cannabis plant, it is critical that we recognize those who are working to do just that. Recently, High Times announced the High Times Female 50 honorees, and recognized them at an event in Los Angeles last month. Among those women was Jamie Pearson, […]

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