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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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              What if California’s Legal Cannabis is More Expensive Than Its Black Market?

              California is getting closer to finalizing legislation to make recreational cannabis legal. However, there is a catch. Costs for recreational marijuana may become more expensive than what is freely available on the black market. That prospect is a big concern for supporters of the impending legislation, as well as recreational users. California has a storied […]

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                Colorado’s Marijuana Sales Sky Rocket

                Marijuana supporters have been preaching that legalizing and regulating marijuana will increase sales since they started campaigning and now they have the proof to back that up. Colorado’s marijuana sales have been increasing greatly each year. Back in 2016, it took the industry ten months to break a billion dollars in sales, and this year, […]

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                  Colorado Bans Candy-Shaped Edibles

                  Starting October 1st, revised safety regulations for cannabis will go into effect. Colorado will no longer allow manufacturers to create cannabis edibles with ‘kid-friendly’ shapes. The state will also require manufacturers to display potency information on product labels. In April 2016, Colorado passed HB 1436. This law proposed edibles to appear less appealing to children […]

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                    Washington, D.C.’s “District of Cannabis”

                    Some shops gift candy to customers as a parting gift. Others hand out fliers, coupons, or other incentives to encourage customer retention. In Washington D.C.’s ‘District of Cannabis, shop owners have started handing out cannabis as a special gift. The ‘District of Cannabis’ uniquely exists as a commercial space. Cannabis laws have influenced how shop […]

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                      Supreme Court Rules Sobriety Test Inconclusive for Cannabis

                      The Supreme Court of Massachusetts has ruled in the case of a man charged with impaired driving in 2013 and found that the police officers are limited in what they can tell juries about field sobriety tests of drivers suspected of consuming cannabis. While police officers can testify to their observations of individuals performing field […]

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