Colorado Gov Pardons 2,732 Cannabis Possession Convictions

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed an executive order to pardon 2,732 people convicted of possessing up to one ounce of marijuana in the state prior to legalization in 2012. Gov. Polis’ action follows the General Assembly’s approval of a bill in June that included an amendment allowing the governor to [...]

2020-10-12T05:56:39-07:00October 13, 2020|

New Data Suggests Legalization Not Linked to Increases in Vehicle-Pedestrial Fatalities

Marijuana legalization, whether medical or recreational, is not associated with an increase in traffic fatalities concerning pedestrians, according to new research. The researchers behind the study, published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention, investigated the relationship between marijuana legalization and fatal vehicle and pedestrian-involved crashes using data from the Fatality [...]

2020-09-24T03:28:26-07:00September 24, 2020|

House Votes To Protect Legal States Against Federal Interference

The House of Representatives approved an amendment to a defense spending bill that would protect marijuana businesses operating legally under state, territory, or tribal law from federal interference. The amendment, passed in a 254-163 vote, would prohibit the Department of Justice (DoJ) from using taxpayer funds to enforce federal marijuana [...]

2020-08-11T02:17:22-07:00August 11, 2020|

AOC: Colorado Is Doing A ‘Great Job’ With Marijuana Legalization

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) praised Colorado’s marijuana industry for generating tax revenues for public services such as schools. Ocasio-Cortez appeared at a series of Iowa town hall events at the end of January as a surrogate for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign for the Democrat nomination, while he was tied [...]

2020-04-08T08:27:10-07:00February 13, 2020|
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