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Elizabeth Warren Unveils Her Plan for Marijuana Legalization

As a politician and educator and now presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren, seems to have a plan for everything. She has now released her marijuana legalization plan. During a speech in Denver on Feb. 23, 2020, Sen. Warren (D-Mass) vowed to make dramatic changes in federal drug policies and to protect state-legal marijuana markets by […]

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Two Pieces of Legislation Approved

In a positive move for US military veterans, the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee (HVAC) approved bipartisan bills that would increase access to state-legal medical cannabis for veterans and expand research into the potential medical benefits of cannabis for conditions commonly diagnosed in veterans. The first bill, HR 712, which is known as the VA Medicinal […]

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Advocates Urge Law Enforcement to Release Cannabis Prisoners

In addition to curtailing cannabis-related arrests, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) and other organizations are calling for the release or clemency for people incarcerated for cannabis offenses as well as a reduction of incarcerated non-violent prisoners, whether they’ve been sentenced or not. Public health experts have warned that the coronavirus poses a threat not only […]

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War on Drugs Still Source of Repression in Communities of Color

As people across the nation continue to protest against police brutality and violence, cannabis organizations are speaking out on the importance of ending the failed War on Drugs as a first step toward putting an end to repressive behavior toward people of color, over-policing and mass incarceration. “Will marijuana reform end racism? No. Can it […]

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Cannabis Plant Seizures Are Up, Arrests are Down

Federal law enforcement agents and their local partners throughout the United States made fewer weed-related arrests in 2019. But when they did, they seized an estimated four million marijuana plants, making off with nearly 45% more cannabis than they did in 2018. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) also announced that the number of arrests made […]

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Massachusetts Opens Cannabis Retail Shops for Curbside Delivery

Sales of adult-use cannabis in Massachusetts, legal since 2015, took a serious hit in early April when Gov. Charlie Baker deemed that only medical marijuana dispensaries were essential and could remain open during the pandemic. But that all changed on May 25th when all of the state’s cannabis shops finally opened after a much-appreciated announcement […]

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