“Meg the Budtender” takes lead on new Colorado marijuana education campaign

Colorado’s cannabis education campaigns are advancing beyond Legal Marijuana 101. “Responsibility Grows Here,” the new public education push unveiled Monday by the state health department, will include four targeted campaigns addressing consumers, youth, trusted adults, and pregnant and breastfeeding women. “We’ve worked hard over the past four years to educate Coloradans…

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Cynthia Nixon is making marijuana legalization a pillar of her campaign for New York governor

ALBANY, N.Y. — A week after telling two interviewers her support for legalizing recreational use of marijuana in New York was revenue-based, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon said Wednesday that it’s now foremost a racial justice issue for her. The “Sex and the City” star posted a 90-second video…

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Utah Medical Association: medical marijuana campaign “not about medicine”

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Medical Association is accusing the leaders of an effort to legalize medical marijuana in the state of misleading voters into supporting the measure. The Salt Lake Tribune reports the association says the “initiative is not about medicine.” The group says supporters have used the…

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Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf…

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Crowdfunding site shuts down campaign for California cannabis farm fire victims

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 8:50 am By The Cannifornian, The Cannabist Staff An online payment company has shut down a fundraising campaign set up to support cannabis cultivators who’ve been impacted by the deadly wildfires in Northern California, saying marijuana remains illegal under…

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A New ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability has Some DA’s Upset

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has typically been supportive of marijuana law reform efforts.  After all, there is no denying the way that cannabis prohibition has negatively affected minorities and their families. Well, the ACLU of Oregon launched a new district attorney (DA) accountability campaign to teach people about the…

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A New ACLU Campaign for District Attorney Accountability has Some DA’s Upset

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has typically been supportive of marijuana law reform efforts.  After all, there is no denying the way that cannabis prohibition has negatively affected minorities and their families. Well, the ACLU of Oregon launched a new district attorney (DA) accountability campaign to teach people about the…

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Missouri sues three big pharma companies for “campaign of fraud and deception”

Published: Jun 23, 2017, 3:22 pm • Updated: Jun 23, 2017, 3:25 pm By Katie Mettler, The Washington Post Helen Fabick was an honors student who in February 2014 was supposed to attend a daddy-daughter dance at her high school. Instead, her father found the 17-year-old dead in her bed.…

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Maine marijuana recount update: ‘No’ campaign claims small gain

Published: Dec 12, 2016, 6:18 pm • Updated: Dec 12, 2016, 6:18 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine — A campaign that opposes the legalization of marijuana in Maine says it has gained a small number of votes in a recount that’s heading into its second week. Maine voters…

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