Saturday, July 11, 2020
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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...
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Biden-Sanders Task Force Members Argue That Decriminalization Isn’t Enough

Two appointees to a criminal justice task force established by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his former rival for the...
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Cannabis Legalization Will Be Key To Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the US economy into a crisis unseen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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Cannabis Banking Support Included In House Coronavirus Relief Bill

The Democrat-led US House of Representatives passed a second coronavirus relief bill that contains provisions to shield banks from federal interference for...
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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...
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DEA Receives Minimal Feedback on Expanded Marijuana Research Proposal

Only a small number of individuals and organizations have taken up the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) request for public input on its...
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Cannabis Research Secretly Blocked By Trump Administration, Memo Reveals

The Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) released a previously undisclosed memo which sheds light on why the Drug Enforcement Agency...
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Could Sanders Convince Biden To Back Marijuana Legalization Through Joint Working Group?

Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ended his campaign for the nomination earlier this month, announced plans...
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DEA Cannabis Plant Seizures Increased In 2019, While Arrests Fell

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) reports they made fewer cannabis-related arrests in 2019 than the year before, but seized a substantially higher...
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DEA Acknowledges State-Level Marijuana Legalization Decreases Black Market Demand

A recent Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) report to Congress acknowledges that state-legal marijuana industries led to a reduction in activity of illicit...