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LA Equity Program Aims to Undo Impacts of Drug War

Los Angeles wants to ensure that a fair share of what’s expected to be a lucrative legal market belongs to those most affected by the drug war.

Maryland May See Medical Cannabis This Month, but Diversity Issues Loom Large

Racial diversity in the state's medical marijuana industry is wanting, Some lawmakers said they are planning to introduce a bill early next session to grant licenses to African-American business owners.

How Activists Turned a Bad Massachusetts Bill Into a Great Law

Legislators nearly killed the best parts of the state's legalization law. Then local activists stepped to help create a gold-standard set of regulations.

Residents Demand Diversity in Cannabis Industry at LA Town Hall

About 150 people in Los Angeles for what Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer called the “first of several” conversations about the launch of adult-use cannabis.

Washington’s Cannabis Law Is an Obstacle to Equity. It Doesn’t Have to Be.

Legalization was billed as a great equalizer of racial injustice, but the system to arise out of I-502 has only reinforced age-old barriers.

Diversity Lawsuit Asks Court to Halt Maryland Licensing Process

The wait for medicinal cannabis in Maryland could be even longer after a medical marijuana company filed an emergency motion Monday.

Maryland Governor Orders Diversity Study of Medical Cannabis Industry

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday ordered a study of the state's developing medical cannabis industry to ensure opportunities for minority participation.

State of the Leaf: Congressman Urges Trump to Respect State Cannabis

State of the Leaf is Leafly’s weekly roundup of legalization news from around the nation and the world.

House OKs Maryland Bill to Boost Minority Cannabis Businesses

"Less than 1 percent of the licenses held in the entire country are held by African Americans and other minorities," one state lawmaker noted.

Delivery, Diversity Top Concerns at LA City Council Hearing

Patients demand a legal delivery option, and entrepreneurs want access for communities of color.

State of the Leaf: Are Dispensaries (Finally) Coming to Michigan?

Canadian banks pull plug on medical marijuana clients, New Jersey OKs cannabis for PTSD, and U.K. report says ignoring medical benefits is "irrational."

Inslee Appoints Businesswoman to Washington Cannabis Board

Ollie A. Garrett, CEO of Bellevue-based debt-collection company PMT Solutions, will fill the seat vacated in March by Russ Hauge.

The Shake: The Shire’s Pipe Weed Shortage, a Safer St. Paddy’s, and Whitewashing the Green Rush

An effort's underway to expand New York's medical program, Oregon officials answer industry questions, and more evidence that legalization doesn't encourage teen use.