Washington Compliance Checks: 19 Of 157 Recreational Marijuana Stores Sell To Minors

In May I wrote an article talking about how recreational marijuana stores that sell to minors hurt the entire industry, and the movement as a whole. The article came after four stores in Washington sold recreational marijuana to minors during compliance checks. Sadly, the last round of compliance checks in…

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Marijuana Decriminalization Takes Off In Michigan House Of Representatives

Representative Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) is ready to launch his marijuana decriminalization bill in the Michigan legislature. He’s nearly ready to sign co-sponsors onto the bill, and is already seeking those endorsements. The bill would not only decriminalize cannabis, it proposes to tax and regulate marijuana sales. The proceeds from…

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Leading Group To File 2016 Ballot Initiative To Legalize Marijuana In California

Backed by 70,000 state grassroots supporters, strong coalition, and pro-political team, ReformCA retains signature gathering firm and announces intention to file ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in coming weeks. ReformCA today retained Progressive Campaigns, Inc. to gather signatures for its 2016 ballot initiative to legalize cannabis in California. The initiative…

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President Obama Calls For Greater Criminal Justice Reforms

By Phillip Smith In a 45-minute speech at the NAACP convention in Philadelphia Tuesday, President Obama laid out a far-reaching roadmap for criminal justice reform, including calls for reducing or eliminating mandatory minimum sentences, reviewing the use of solitary confinement, and eliminating barriers to reentry for former prisoners. The president…

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Oregon Medical Marijuana Company Raises $1.8 Million To Expand Operations

The Attis Group, Inc. (ATTIS), an Oregon-based cannabis cultivator, processor and dispensary owner, has entered into an agreement with Las Vegas, Nevada firm Electrum Partners to help develop plans to expand ATTIS’ business operations. The announcement was made in a joint statement by ATTIS CEO Eli Bilton and Leslie Bocskor,…

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UFCW Praises Passage Of Marijuana Regulation Bill By California Senate Committees

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby has made the following statement on the approval of AB 266 (Bonta/Cooley/Jones-Sawyer) by the Senate Health and Senate Governance and Finance Committees today. The UFCW is the only union in California representing cannabis industry workers, with 1,200…

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The 2015 Colorado Marijuana Tax Revenues For Schools Has Already Passed The 2014 Totals

I went to public schools my entire childhood, from pre-school through 12th grade. If there is one thing that I know about public schools, it’s that they never, ever have enough money. Growing up, I constantly heard about budget cuts, would see my teachers spending their own money on supplies…

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Seattle City Council Unanimously Passes Measure To Shutdown Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Safe access to medical marijuana for patients has been under attack for some time now in Washington. In May the Seattle City Council proposed a measure that would shut down most of the medical marijuana dispensaries in Seattle. Yesterday the Seattle City Council voted, and the result was not favorable…

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