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Report: Marijuana led to 1 in 10 arrests in South Dakota in 2018

Marijuana laws in South Dakota are disproportionately enforced against people of color and cost taxpayers millions of dollars, according to a study commissioned by a group looking to legalize the drug for adults in South Dakota. South Dakotans for Better Marijuana Laws, the campaign committee that gathered more than 33,000 signatures to put the question of […]

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Two Kansas lawmakers walking long road to legalizing medicinal marijuana

Gail Finney and David Haley were the target of jokes and caustic blowback years ago after suggesting Kansas pass a law legalizing medical use of cannabis products. Both had family members regurgitate propaganda reminiscent of “Reefer Madness” while expressing surprise they would take a pro-pot position while federal government categorically listing marijuana as equally dangerous […]

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Vermont: Lawmakers Send Marijuana Retail Sales Bill, Automatic Expungement Measure to Governor’s Desk

Members of the Vermont state Senate approved a pair of marijuana law reform measures this morning, sending both to the desk of Governor Phil Scott. Senators approved S. 54, which regulates the commercial production and retail sales of marijuana to adults, by a vote of 23 to 6. A bicameral conference committee had previously reconciled the bill’s language earlier this […]

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NEWS RELEASE: CDFA Launches Cannabis Industry Education and Outreach Campaign Statewide campaign – “This is California Cannabis”

— promotes California’s legal cannabis cultivation market and support for cultivation licensing Leer en español SACRAMENTO, September 2, 2020 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) today launched a statewide public education and outreach campaign, “This is California Cannabis,” designed to promote the state’s legal cannabis cultivation market and highlight the support and guidance […]

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Uprooted, Weedmaps’ new documentary about California’s road to cannabis legalization, explained.

Weedmaps News∙ September 4, 2020   12:00 pm PDT | Updated 14 hours ago What is it that we vote for when we vote to legalize cannabis?  For most, it’s the notion that people of legal age can easily purchase affordable, safe-to-consume cannabis products. At least that was the idea that the majority of California voters thought they […]

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Marijuana: House to vote on federal legalization for the first time

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House will vote on legalizing marijuana at the federal level for the first time in the chamber’s history later this month, a hurdle Democrats and advocates are celebrating as Congress grapples with a host of pressing issues before the November election.  House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said the House would vote on the MORE Act during the week […]

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Edible marijuana now available for patients in Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Just one week after health officials signed off on guidelines for edible pot products, Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator on Wednesday began selling THC-infused candies in Tallahassee. The edible products are appearing on shelves nearly four years after Floridians approved a 2016 constitutional amendment that legalized medical marijuana for a broad swath of […]