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Posted Date: 08/11/2017

Recreational marijuana retail sales outlets are disproportionately located in poor neighborhoods. That’s what the industry journal Marijuana Business Daily found when it recently analyzed the their distribution in two of the first major cities to host legal pot shops. In Seattle, the Daily found that 40% of pot shops were in zip codes where the […]


Posted Date: 08/11/2017

Last month, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) released a report noting that marijuana arrests under New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continue to be marked by shocking racial disparities, much as they were under his predecessors, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. Stung by the criticism, de Blasio is fighting back, but his response so […]


Posted Date: 08/11/2017

Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to data published online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed the in-hospital […]


Posted Date: 08/11/2017

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Patients Coalition has received approval from Lt. Governor Spencer Cox to begin gathering signatures to qualify for the November 2018 ballot. After holding 10 public hearings across the state and meeting with various state departments and stakeholders, Utah Patients Coalition will now proceed to collect the more than 113,000 […]


Posted Date: 08/09/2017

It’s been 17 years since Hawaii first legalized medical marijuana, and now the Aloha State’s first dispensary is open for business. Maui Grown Therapies, located in Kahului, began dispensing medical cannabis to patients on Tuesday, one day after receiving approval to open following their final onsite retail inspection by the Department of Health. “Clearly this is […]


Posted Date: 08/09/2017

HAMDEN, CT — A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll. Support for legalization is […]


Posted Date: 08/09/2017

Congressman James Comer (R-KY-1) and 15 co-sponsors have reintroduced legislation to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act to exclude industrial hemp. Currently, the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 labels hemp as a Schedule I drug. H.R. 3530 excludes low-THC strains of cannabis grown for industrial purposes from the federal definition of marijuana. The majority of […]


Posted Date: 08/08/2017

Advocates hoping to place marijuana initiatives on the 2018 ballot in South Dakota have less than 90 days to collect the remaining signatures needed. New Approach South Dakota is currently circulating two petitions they hope to place before voters in November 2018. One of the petitions would legalize marijuana for medical purposes, while the other […]


Posted Date: 08/08/2017

One of the largest music and arts festivals, Burning Man 2017, will take place later this month in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, a state that legalized the adult use of marijuana last year.  Retail sales of marijuana began in July. If you’re heading out to the playa for the festival, there are a […]


Posted Date: 08/08/2017

CHICAGO, IL — Game maker Cards Against Humanity has teamed up with the policy makers at the Marijuana Policy Project to support their efforts to legalize and regulate marijuana for adults in Illinois. Last week, Chicago-based Cards Against Humanity donated $70,000 to the Washington, DC-based marijuana policy project to help fund their marijuana legalization efforts in […]