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Cannabis Activism

There’s No Place Like Home(grows) In Washington State

Homegrow is an essential part of legalization, that and emptying prisons. Washington State legalized marijuana for recreational use in 2012, but there was no allowance for homegrow in that. Making everyone that was treating themselves holistically or had a small grow for personal use, a criminal. During the transition from […]

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Medical Marijuana

Kansas Session Begins With Medical Marijuana On The Agenda

I received the following good news alert out of Kansas today. If you live in Kansas, then you are likely well aware that cannabis reform is desperately needed in your state. Get active if you are a Kansas resident. See below: Kansas lawmakers began their 2018 legislative session last week […]

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Marijuana Science

Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Reductions In Alcohol-Induced Inflammation

Cannabis consumption is associated with a reduction in the presence of alcohol-induced inflammatory molecules (cytokines), according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research. The excessive production of inflammatory cytokines has been linked to the development of various diseases, including heart disease and cancer. […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Maine: Possibly No Marijuana Social Clubs Until At Least 2023

I received the following disheartening alert out of Maine today, see below: If yesterday’s MLI committee decision stands, Maine adults will have to wait another five years until they can enjoy the same privileges afforded to those who consume alcohol. This decision was made with LESS THAN HALF of the […]

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Medical Marijuana

Study: Cannabis Regulation Reduces Organized Crime Activity

The regulation of marijuana for medical purposes is associated in a decrease in violent crimes committed by Mexican drug trafficking organizations, according to data published in The Economic Journal. A team of researchers from Norway and the United States assessed the relationship between medical marijuana regulation and criminal activity (homicides, assaults, and robberies) in Mexican […]

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Marijuana Legalization

House Introduces Marijuana Legalization Bill Focused On Racial Justice

Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA-13) and Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) introduced legislation that ends federal marijuana prohibition and which contains a range of provisions to repair communities most devastated by the war on drugs. Lee and Khanna are joined by co-sponsors Steven Cohen (D-TN-9), Bobby Rush (D-IL-1), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-3), Sheila Jackson […]

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Marijuana Business

The Hood Incubator Announces Cornerstone Partnership With Eaze

Oakland-based nonprofit organization The Hood Incubator, which works to increase participation of Black and Brown communities in the legal cannabis industry, today announced a partnership with Eaze, the leading cannabis technology company headquartered across the Bay in San Francisco. This partnership is the first step in Eaze’s commitment to giving $1M in […]