Advocacy

Divest City of Portland Cannabis Tax Funds from PPB

Divest City Portland Cannabis Tax funds from the PPB budget and invest them into reparations for those harmed by the War on Drugs, which disproportionately targeted BIPOC communities for activities that are now legal. PAALF PAALF VISION OUR ANALYSIS  All across this country, Black people live with the everyday reality of being subjected to a […]

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Advocacy

LA County California Expunges Thousands of Pot Convictions

Nearly 66,000 marijuana convictions in Los Angeles County will be dismissed thanks to California voters’ approval of Proposition 64, which legalized adult-use marijuana and made provisions for the expungement of old weed convictions – some dating back to 1961. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who made announcement on Feb. 13, 2020, called it […]

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Advocacy

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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Culture

Recreational Sales Soar and Sesh Buses Hit the Streets in Illinois

Illinois’ newly legal cannabis sales outdid every other state in the nation, except for Nevada, during its first full month of sales, pulling in nearly $40 million. While seasoned cannabis analysts are calling Illinois’ stellar financial cannabis rollout “typical” for first month of sales, the state’s tax offices are more than a little excited with […]

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Culture

South Park’s Stance on the Cannabis Industry and Culture

Over the years, South Park has become an institution, an unbiased referee that many people look to for sober, 360-degree judgement on various topics comprising the modern cultural landscape. It’s like a wacky magnifying glass, exposing the absurdities in society and hyperbolizing them to hilarious proportions. So, considering how much of the series’ ongoing 23rd […]

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Advocacy

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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