Sunday, July 12, 2020
amsterdam tries ban tourists buying weed

Amsterdam Residents’ Petition Seeks To Ban Visitors From Buying Weed To Combat Mass-Tourism

Cannabis tourism in Amsterdam could be one of the casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. As coronavirus restrictions begin to loosen and borders...
racial disparities exist marijuana arrests

Despite Legalization, People Of Color Still Disproportionately Targeted By Police, New Studies Find

A new study backs up the findings of a recent report by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); that people of color...
portland oregon defunds police

Portland Lawmakers To Withdraw Cannabis Tax Revenue From City Police Department

Portland City Council members heeded demands to defund the police – a rallying cry for those protesting police killings of black Americans...
vermont lawmakers double marijuana possession cultivation limits

Vermont Senate Votes To Double Marijuana Possession And Cultivation Limits

Vermont senators approved a bill that would double decriminalized marijuana possession and cultivation limits, and establish automatic expungements of low-level cannabis offenses.
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Feds Issue Subpoena In California Cannabis Industry Probe

Federal prosecutors in California issued a grand-jury subpoena to Weedmaps, a popular online cannabis-retail directory, demanding wide-ranging records held by the company...
mitzi johnson vermont adult use sales bill on hold covid 19

Vermont House Speaker: Retail Marijuana Bill Will Be Reconsidered After Coronavirus Response

The Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives said the legislature will look again at a bill to tax and regulate marijuana...
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New Mexico Governor: Legal Marijuana Could Have Helped Mitigate Impact Of Coronavirus

The governor of New Mexico expressed regret that her administration were unable to legalize cannabis this year as it would have led...
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Study Finds Fewer Cases Of Vaping Illness in States with Legal Cannabis Markets

A new study has found that vaping-related illnesses in 2019 occurred much more frequently in states where adult-use marijuana is illegal compared...
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Washington State Lawmakers Pass Bill Introducing Social Equity Program

A bill to establish a social equity program in Washington’s marijuana industry was passed by state lawmakers and is now on its...
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Launch of Maine’s Recreational Cannabis Market Subject To Further Delays

Four years after approving adult-use marijuana sales through a ballot measure, Maine residents expecting legal cannabis sales to begin this month will...