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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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              Attorney General’s Promise to the Cannabis Industry

              The new attorney general, William Barr, has once again restated his promise to not crack down on cannabis businesses so long as they operate within the laws of their states. Burr reiterated his pledge during a recent meeting with Sen. Cory Gardner. Gardner is a proponent of bipartisan legislation which protects businesses and individuals from […]

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                New Mexico Moves Toward Cannabis Legalization

                Legislators in New Mexico recently got a look at the complex process that will entail the establishment of a legal cannabis industry for 21-year-old adults and older to partake in recreational cannabis and cannabis-related products. The lawmakers spent approximately three hours witnessing testimony and concerns about everything from how to measure levels of intoxication in […]

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                  Proposed Bill to Allow Banks to Accept Cannabis Deposits

                  A document was recently released by the House Financial Services Committee in regards to the cannabis industry’s lack of access to banks. Congressional Democratic representatives are now examining the bill which would allow businesses to deposit their profits into banks. The document was created by several representatives including Warren Davidson of Ohio, Steve Stivers of […]

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                    Revenue from Cannabis Tax in California Falls Short of Projections

                    In 2018, the first year of regulated sales, California took in more than $345 million in tax revenue from the sale of legal cannabis. That’s almost two thirds less than the $1 billion in annual revenue projected by analysts. They predicted that California, once the state’s regulated cannabis industry was in full gear, would generate […]

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                      Cannabis Bills in 2019 You May Not Have Heard About

                      So far this year over 50 bills to legalize cannabis have been introduced across the country in state legislatures. While many of these bills are indeed centered around the legalization of cannabis, many more bills have little to do with the actual legalization. These bills, though not as exciting as outright legalization legislation, are equally […]

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