Sunday, July 12, 2020
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Recreational marijuana laws may cause increased traffic fatalities, studies find

Two new studies suggest that marijuana legalization could lead to more traffic fatalities, though the researchers behind each analysis caution that there...
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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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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...
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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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How The Police Are Funded By Cannabis Legalization

Marijuana legalization advocates often argue that a legal cannabis industry would serve two important public functions: create new sources of tax revenue...
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Municipalities Increasingly Opting Against Cannabis Testing For Employees

City officials across the US are abandoning marijuana testing requirements for public employees. Rochester City Council approved legislation to...
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Three Marijuana Reform Bill Advance In Louisiana

Louisiana lawmakers have been quietly busy advancing three pieces of legislation concerning expanded medical cannabis access, protected marijuana banking services and the...
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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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Poll: Majority Of Americans Think Marijuana Legalization Policies Have Been A Success

More Americans think that state marijuana reforms have been a success than those who think cannabis legalization has been a failure, according...