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    Connecticut Moves One Step Closer to Cannabis Legalization

    Connecticut recently received some big news in regards to cannabis legalization in the form of legislation for adult-use and retail sales concerning cannabis. The bill has been passed through the General Law Committee with a 10-8 majority vote. Furthermore, the legislation also includes strong language in regards to social justice concerning incentives for minorities participating […]

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      Legal Cannabis in Texas? It Could Happen Sooner Than You Think

      Texas legislators are pushing for the decriminalization of cannabis. An odd-ball trio of Texas legislators has allied in order to better organize their efforts to abolish current cannabis laws in the state. Joe Moody, Democratic rep from El Paso, is the main author a new bill, House Bill 63. Mark Gonzalez, the District Attorney of […]

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        Licensing Woes Could Spell Doom for California’s Cannabis Market

        As in so many other areas of culture and life, many Americans concerned with or interested in the legalization of cannabis were looking to California to show them the way. Sure other states legalized recreational weed first, but everyone expected a lot of glitches and growing pains in those states. They expected California to get […]

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          New Jersey Legislature Could Approve Legal Weed in March

          Hours of deliberations recently ended with two New Jersey legislative committees advancing a cannabis legalization bill on to the next steps towards for legalization in the state. A full vote by the highest level of state Legislature is scheduled for the last week of March. If the bill is passed the last requirement needed for […]

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            The Cannabis Bill That Might Actually Get Passed This Year

            Six hundred break-ins occurred at cannabis dispensaries in the city of Denver, Colorado, within the first three years of recreational cannabis legalization due to the large amounts of cash kept on hand. The reason for so much cash? Even though cannabis is fully legal, locally, there are still many blockades in the way of cannabis-related […]

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              Opposition to Cannabis Legalization in New Jersey

              Is New Jersey making a deal with the Devil? That is the accusation being made by opponents of legalized cannabis. Two crucial committees in New Jersey, the state Assembly, and the Senate, recently approved a bill for the legalization of cannabis. The bill was backed by the Democratic Governor, Phil Murphy. As of now, the […]

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                Legalization Bills Moving Forward for Many States

                This year was expected by many cannabis legalization proponents to be a big one for changes in cannabis legislation, and so far, lawmakers in many key states are living up to expectations. In fact, February alone saw legalization bills move forward in four states. New Mexico: Three committees within the state legislature have passed two […]

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                  New Tech Helps Dismiss Over 8,000 Cannabis Convictions

                  If you were convicted of a marijuana-related offense dating clear back to 1975 in San Francisco, chances are, that conviction was dismissed last week with the help of a new computer algorithm. Last Monday, San Francisco’s District Attorney’s office announced that over 8,000 convictions identified by a computer algorithm that automatically scanned court records would […]

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                    Massachusetts Lawmakers Look to Change State’s Cannabis Law

                    Legislators in Massachusetts are preparing for significant changes in the state’s voter-approved cannabis law as the retail industry grows. Dozens of new proposals to restrict, or expand, the use and sale of retail cannabis are being filed ahead of the two-year legislative session that began last month. One of the primary focuses of Beacon Hill […]

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                      Regulators Take Banking Steps For Cannabis Industry

                      For the better part of a decade, marijuana has been recreationally legal in a few states, and it’s been legal for medicinal purposes in other states for even longer. As of now, over half the states in the Union allow for legal use of marijuana in some form or other, and yet, national banks will […]

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