Seeing Green: Why Legalization In California Is Such A Big Deal

Seeing Green: Why Legalization In California Is Such A Big Deal The total economic output of California last year was pegged at $ 2.46 trillion. Trillion. That means that California is the 6th largest economy in the world, behind China, Japan, Germany, and the UK. This reason alone is why…

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Why The Introduction Of The SUCCESS Act Is A Very Big Deal For Drug Policy Reform

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced legislation to repeal a provision in the Higher Education Act that has denied grants, loans and work-study opportunities to an estimated 200,000 students with drug convictions over the last 18 years. If it passes, the Stopping Unfair Collateral Consequences from Ending…

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Why The Senator Wyden Marijuana Community Fundraiser Is A Very Big Deal

My favorite political science professor in college would always say that the two most important things in politics are 1) money, and 2) money. In a perfect world it wouldn’t be that way, but when it comes to American politics that’s the way things are, and that will not change anytime…

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The Best Way To Deal With Powdery Mildew On Marijuana Plants Is To Prevent It In The First Place

Getting Rid Of Powdery Mildew On Cannabis Plants Is Extremely Difficult, So Be Proactive And Get Out Ahead Of It Like many Americans, I have a weather app on my phone. I was looking at it today on my morning break at work, and it looks like there is nothing…

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US House Leaders Announce Sentencing Reform Deal

This week, House Judiciary Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced a deal on sentencing reform with his counterpart Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), and Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX). The bill – The Sentencing Reform Act – takes a similar approach to the Senate’s Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act,…

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Senate Reaches Significant Deal To Reduce Prison Population And Reform Mandatory Minimums

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of Senators announced a historic deal on criminal justice reform, rounding out a negotiation process that has lasted almost five months. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, spearheaded by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), will involve reductions in mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, an…

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