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Medical Marijuana

Proposed Regulations Would Expand New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners […]

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Medical Marijuana

Utah Medical Cannabis Campaign Approved To Begin Collecting Signatures

Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. After holding 10 public hearings across the state and meeting with various state departments and stakeholders, Utah Patients Coalition will now proceed to collect the more than 113,000 […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Latino Legislators Call For Decriminalizing Cannabis

For the first time in its history, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has taken a bold stance on two issues directly related to correcting chronic injustices committed against Latinos and many other Americans. NHCSL today approved two separate resolutions calling for the decriminalization of cannabis at the state and […]

Marijuana Legalization

Texas: Public Hearing On Reducing Penalties For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties on Wednesday and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the special legislative session in July. HB 334 would make possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil […]

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Marijuana Business

Why Are Cannabis Shops Mainly In Poor Neighborhoods?

By Phillip Smith Recreational marijuana retail sales outlets are disproportionately located in poor neighborhoods. That’s what the industry journal Marijuana Business Daily found when it recently analyzed the their distribution in two of the first major cities to host legal pot shops. In Seattle, the Daily found that 40% of pot shops were in zip codes […]

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Marijuana Legalization

National Conference Of State Legislatures Urges De-Scheduling Marijuana

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Monday urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses. This would also allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without the […]

Marijuana Legalization

Trump Calls New Hampshire A ‘Drug-Infested Den’

In a private conversation with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto earlier this year, President Trump called New Hampshire a ‘drug-infested den,’ where drugs are sold for less than candy. “We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less […]