South Carolina Governor Hopeful, Joe Cunningham Vows to Legalize Cannabis

Former Democratic congressman Joe Cunningham, 39, announced his run to unseat South Carolina Republican Gov. Henry McMaster—with the promise to legalize medical and adult-use cannabis in his state. He believes that by doing so, the state could offer healthcare options and rake in potentially millions in tax revenue. In one…

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Oregon Cannabis Business Destroyed By Fire Vows To Rebuild Despite Lack of Aid

The owner of an Oregon cannabis shop destroyed by the wildfires ravaging the West Coast is vowing to rebuild, despite being ineligible for the aid provided to most businesses. Thorin Thacker, the co-owner of Canyon Cannabis in Gates, Oregon, was told that it took only 15 minutes for the store…

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White House drug office vows objective pot study, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet says

A White House drug office official has offered assurances that a marijuana policy panel will be objective and dispassionate as it examines the impact of legalization in some states, Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet said. The vow came after BuzzFeed reported in August that the panel intended to portray marijuana as…

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Phil Murphy sworn in as N.J. governor, vows to legalize marijuana

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 1:52 pm By Elise Young, Bloomberg Philip Dunton Murphy was sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor, vowing to make good on economic promises unfulfilled by his Republican predecessor and counteract what he called catastrophic social and fiscal policy…

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With Denver’s ban on 4/20 rally organizer upheld, lawyer vows to fight any similar marijuana event

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 7:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff If there’s a 4/20 rally celebrating marijuana in Denver’s Civic Center Park on April 20, 2018, it will likely be under new management. An administrative hearing officer on Friday denied longtime…

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Massachusetts vows crackdown on those driving high

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 7:25 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have promised a crackdown on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. State police said…

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Trump Vows to Win War on Drugs, But Doesn’t Mention Marijuana

Trump Vows to Win War on Drugs, But Doesn’t Mention Marijuana by Phillip Smith Phillip Smiths, one of my favorite and most prolific writers on the drug war, latest piece examines last nights Presidential inaugural address to Congress in which Trump vows to win war on drugs, but doesn’t mention…

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