US Economy Expected To Receive $92 Billion From Legal Cannabis This Year

It’s no secret that the cannabis industry is bringing in all kinds of money for the industry, but now, there are official numbers backing it up. Even without full legalization, legal cannabis is reportedly poised to bring in almost $ 100 billion to the US economy in 2021.  This is…

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Colorado researchers receive $2.35M to study marijuana use on driving, other impacts of legalization

Published: Dec 13, 2016, 12:39 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2016, 3:11 pm By John Ingold, The Denver Post In a groundbreaking effort to better understand what, exactly, happened after voters legalized recreational marijuana in Colorado, the state’s Health Department on Tuesday announced $ 2.35 million in grants to researchers who…

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Neill Franklin To Receive Award At International Drug Policy Reform Conference

Leading advocates for drug policy reform will be honored at an awards ceremony on Saturday, November 21, at the biennial International Drug Policy Reform Conference in Arlington, VA. The conference is being organized by the Drug Policy Alliance, the nation’s leading organization promoting alternatives to the drug war, and is…

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All Three Defendants In Kettle Falls Medical Marijuana Cultivation Case Receive Jail Sentences

Patient Advocates Call On President Obama to Pardon All Defendants and Fully End Federal Prosecution of Medical Cannabis Patients I received the following press release late yesterday: Earlier today Rhonda Firestack-Harvey and Michelle Gregg were sentenced to one year and a day in connection to federal cannabis cultivation charges. Fellow…

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Man Serving Life In Prison For Marijuana To Receive Parole Hearing Tomorrow

(image via river front times) If you are an avid marijuana fan, hopefully you are familiar with the story of Jeff Mizanskey. For those that aren’t, Jeff Mizanskey has been serving a life prison sentence in Missouri for marijuana-only offenses. None of his offenses involved violence, just marijuana. Jeff Mizanskey…

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California Marijuana Legalization Efforts Receive Guidance From Blue Ribbon Commission

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Yesterday a Blue Ribbon Commission led by California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom released a report providing a total of 58 recommendations for advocates to consider as they move forward to place a legalization initiative on the statewide ballot in November 2016. California will be joined…

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