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California Cannabis Tax Revenue Approaches $1 Million per Day

Receipts from April through June total $74 million as legal industry expands.

Utah Moves to Scrap State-Run Dispensary System

Under a revised plan being written by Republican Senate Majority Leader Evan Vickers, medical cannabis would instead be distributed through as many as 12 private dispensaries.

North Carolina House OKs Ban on Smokable Hemp

Law enforcement wants smokable hemp banned because it looks and smells the same— making it otherwise impossible to differentiate during police stops.

State Supreme Court Adds Another Obstacle to Legal California Cannabis

A new ruling out of the California Supreme Court this week will create yet another obstacle to the expansion of legal cannabis, at a time when more than half of the state's cities and counties still ban retail stores.

Hidden in Plain Sight: California Illegal Cannabis Market Booming

Consumers are spending roughly $3 in the state's underground cannabis economy for every $1 in the legal one, says a new report from industry analysts.

Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

Sanders, a longtime legalization advocate, said that as president, he would bypass partisan bickering in Congress and legalize cannabis through an executive order.

French Legalization Debate Ignores Race, Religion, Mass Incarceration

France’s brief experiment with CBD—not to mention the growing international trend toward reform—seems to have started a movement to legalize cannabis, which has been illegal since 1970.

Medical Marijuana Expected Tuesday at Louisiana Dispensaries

Patients in Louisiana have been waiting years for medical marijuana, after lawmakers created the regulatory framework for dispensing therapeutic cannabis in 2015.

Is Your Cannabis Legal? Sorry, You Can Still Be Deported

Immigrants face severe consequences for cannabis, even in states where it is legal. From 2003 to August 2018, more than 45,000 people were deported nationwide for simple possession.

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

A cannabis retailer near the Massachusetts–New York border says New Yorkers make up more than half of its customers. Other shops are seeing similar patterns.

USA Today Report: Cannabis Consumers Reduce Use of Pills, Booze

Among those surveyed, 49% reported reducing over-the-counter painkiller use since starting cannabis, and 52% reduced prescription drug use.

Courting Crapo: Today’s Senate Banking Hearing Was All for One Man

The SAFE Banking Act won't pass until Senate banking chair Mike Crapo allows it. So today's hearing was aimed at swaying his vote.

Former Drug Warrior Biden Unveils Cannabis Decriminalization Plan

Automatic expungements and rescheduling included. But no federal adult use legalization.

Michigan Cuts Cannabis Fees in 19 Cities Impacted by Drug War

New shops in minority, poor communities in Detroit and Flint may see fees cut by 60%.

Banks Are Redlining the 99% Out of the Legal Cannabis Industry

It can cost $2 million to open a licensed cannabis store. And not a bank in the nation will offer a small business loan.

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