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Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca Kelley

Rebecca Kelley is the Senior Content Marketing Manager for Leafly. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Leafly's News & Culture and Knowledge Center sections and also leads content responsibilities for Leafly's internal projects as well as its website and social media accounts.

The New York Times Calls for a Repeal of the Federal Government's Cannabis Ban

Yesterday The New York Times released a digital editorial from their entire Editorial Board urging the federal government to repeal its 40 year-long ban of cannabis.

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Colombia's Liberal Party to Support a Bill That Would Legalize Medical Cannabis

Colombia's Liberal Party announced this week that they'll support a new bill that would legalize medical cannabis countrywide. No, it's not full legalization, but it's a start.

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Leafly State of the Leaf Cannabis Infographic

Leafly State of the Leaf Cannabis Infographic

Leafly's State of the Leaf infographic summarizes legalization efforts, price trends, popular strains, and other key industry intel in an easily understandable visual format

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Germany Now Permitting Chronic Pain Sufferers to Grow Cannabis for Medical Reasons

Today a German court ruled that people who suffer from chronic pain should be allowed to grow cannabis for medical reasons on a case-by-case basis.

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Will Alaska Be the Next State to Legalize Recreational Cannabis?

Let's take a look at Alaska, The Last Frontier that could potentially become the Third Frontier in the race to become the next state to legalize recreational cannabis.

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Washington D.C. Decriminalizes Cannabis Today

Washington D.C. Decriminalizes Cannabis Today

Today the United States' capital, Washington D.C. (not to be confused with Washington state, which debuted its retail stores last week), officially decriminalizes cannabis.

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Missouri Cannabis Extract Law Approved by Governor

On Monday, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a cannabis extract legislation into law designed to help epilepsy patients treat their seizures with CBD oil.

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The Lack of Legal Retail Edibles in Washington Leaves a Nonexistent Taste in Our Mouths

The Washington State Liquor Control Board has stated that in order to make cannabis-infused edibles to be sold in retail stores, manufacturers will have to go through an approval process.

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First 3 Days of Retail Sales in WA Net $148k in Taxes; Seattle Store Already Sold Out

It's been three days since Washington retail cannabis stores debuted and the state has already pulled in over $148,000 in excise taxes.

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9 Holy Strains That Can Change Pope Francis' Opinion of Cannabis

Pope Francis recently condemned efforts to legalize cannabis but we're confident that these nine "holy" strains will help change his mind about the misunderstood plant.

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Photos from Washington's Retail Cannabis Debut

Yesterday was one for the history books. Revisit Washington's historic retail cannabis launch by checking out some photos taken by various Leafly staff throughout the day.

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Washington Retail Cannabis Shops Open Today!

As of July 8, 2014, the beautiful Evergreen State will allow adults 21 and over who have valid government-issued identification to purchase and consume retail cannabis.

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Washington State Liquor Control Board Issues the State's First 24 Retail Cannabis Licenses

Keeping good on their word, today the Washington State Liquor Control Board issued the state's first 24 retail cannabis licenses.

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Governor of New York Signs Medical Marijuana Bill into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the state's medical marijuana measure into law on Saturday, July 5, with a "formal signing ceremony" held earlier today in New York City.

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3 Days to Washington Retail Cannabis: Get to Know Your Legal Limits

The countdown is on! We're just three days away from Washington becoming the second state in the country to debut legal retail cannabis.

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North Carolina Governor Signs Marijuana Oil Bill Into Law

A couple weeks ago the North Carolina House passed a bill allowing qualified patients access to CBD oil. Today Governor Pat McCrory officially signed that bill into law.

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Kicked While They're Down: Bankless Cannabis Businesses Being Fined By the IRS for Paying Taxes in Cash

Legal cannabis businesses who already have issues getting denied bank accounts by financial institutions are now getting hit with a 10% penalty on federal employee withholding taxes.

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2012 Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Now CEO of Cannabis Sativa

Gary Johnson, former governor of New Mexico and the 2012 Libertarian presidential candidate, has joined Nevada startup Cannabis Sativa as the company's CEO.

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Is That Eagle Stoned in Stephen Colbert's Pistachios Ad?

In a new ad for Wonderful Pistachios, America's favorite fake Republican, Stephen Colbert, and his freedom eagle make a not-so-subtle cannabis reference.

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Iowa Medical Cannabis Oils Law to Take Effect Tuesday

Tomorrow a medical cannabis bill will take effect in Iowa. Patients who are diagnosed with intractable epilepsy will be allowed to seek treatment with CBD oil.

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