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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.

Bills Aim to Increase Diversity in Maryland Medical Marijuana Industry

State lawmakers are considering a spate of bills outlining different solutions intended to address a lack of diversity in licenses, and two lawsuits that have delayed the rollout of Maryland's nascent medical cannabis industry.

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.