New-York
Cannabis Activism

New York: Advocates Double Down On Calls For Marijuana Justice And Community Reinvestment

With only a few days remaining in New York’s state legislative session, leading civil and racial justice organizations are forcefully advocating for the passage of the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MTRA). The organizations have produced a joint statement highlighting the extensive shortcomings of a standalone decriminalization bill, and urging Governor Andrew [read more]

Seattle Hempfest
Cannabis Activism

Seattle Hempfest Files Lawsuit Against Washington State Liquor And Cannabis Board

Lawyers for Seattle Events a Non-Profit Corporation, producer of Seattle Hempfest, have filed a lawsuit in Thurston County Superior Court to challenge the constitutionality of Washington State’s restrictions free speech rights of businesses licensed under the state’s 502 legal Cannabis program. The Legislature and the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board [read more]

DPA
Cannabis Activism

DPA Statement On Illinois State Senate Passing Legislation To Legalize Marijuana

Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released the following statement this morning responding to the Illinois State Senate passing legislation that would legalize marijuana: “Illinois is another state ahead of New York that is one step closer to legalizing marijuana and expunging related past convictions for possession. Illinois legislators recognize that ‘prohibition simply does [read more]