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    When the State Wants Cannabis but the City Doesn’t

    It should come as no surprise that even in states where cannabis has been fully legalized, there are local governments who oppose the notion. After all, the prohibition era ended in 1933, but there are still more than 200 ‘dry’ counties in the U.S. that do as much as their state will allow to prohibit […]

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      The Big Cannabis Case

      A major legal precedent for cannabis advocates may currently be in the works in New York City. It’s all thanks to a five-plaintiff lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ), claiming that the nation’s top law enforcement agency has violated their constitutional rights. The arguments aren’t new, but they are complex, and they’re already gaining […]

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        A Shot Across the Bow for Recreational Use

        An announcement from White House press secretary Sean Spicer has cannabis industry advocates concerned for the future of recreational use. In a recent press conference, Spicer said that, in regards to federal laws against recreational cannabis use, “I do believe you’ll see greater enforcement.” His comment appear particularly troublesome in the wake of attorney general […]

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          Vermont Legalizes Cannabis

          The State Senate of Vermont recently passed a bill legalizing recreational cannabis use in the state, and Governor Phil Scott signed the bill into law, marking a national first. All other states which have legalized recreational cannabis have done so via voter referendum, where the lawmakers have been forced to enact legalization passed by the […]

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            The Fight for Legal Representation

            The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals may be about to correct a misstep in the state’s medical marijuana laws, but it all depends on the comments the court receives from the public. The court is considering an amendment to the state’s Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys, that would allow them to advise medical […]

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              Cannabis Consumers Can’t Own Guns

              State authorities in Pennsylvania faced a sticky policy decision recently, and one that every state has had to deal with one way or another in the road to legalizing medicinal or recreational use of cannabis. Specifically, the regulators in charge of the state’s cannabis policies have had to reconcile their medical marijuana program with a […]

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                Attorney General Revokes Cannabis Memo

                In the biggest piece of federal cannabis news in the past year, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced recently that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer be following an Obama-era memo which protects cannabis businesses complying with state laws. Sessions is repealing the Cole Memo, which was drafted in 2013 by then-deputy Attorney […]

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                  Recreational Marijuana Hitting the 2018 Ballots

                  If there’s one question on every marijuana supporter’s mind it’s when will recreational use be legalized. The answer may just be sooner than you think. More and more politicians, investors, and citizens are speaking out in support of the legalization of marijuana with each year. As the statistics come in, it shows just how profitable […]

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                    Legalization: Not a Boon for Everyone

                    The spread of cannabis legalization across the United States is often compared to a new gold rush, as companies scramble to grab a piece of the ever-expanding financial pie. But there is a flip side to this story as well, which stems from the fact that much of the cannabis profits are not actually “new […]

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                      Massachusetts Closing the Doors on Their Local Marijuana Industry

                      The state that once embraced an open mind when it came to marijuana legalization is now changing its mind and closing the doors on marijuana shops in various towns. More than one hundred municipalities in Massachusetts have enacted bans on businesses involved with recreational marijuana. They’ve placed zoning restrictions and limitations on the use of […]

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