Legal Marijuana

Legal Marijuana

What Took So Long? New York Has Many Reasons to Legalize Cannabis

Marijuana prohibition has created or compounded many social problems that legalization can help solve.
international trade

US Cannabis Leaders are Carefully Watching the Looming Canadian Wave

Canadian cannabis companies are well funded and clearly developing a long term export strategy.
social justice

Cannabis Legalization and the Quest for Social and Economic Justice

Decades of gross racial disparities in marijuana arrests is now giving way to equally gross racial disparities in who profits from the legal marijuana trade.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Declares Full Legalization Is a Priority for 2019

Cuomo, long a marijuana opponent, said the facts about marijuana "have changed."
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11 Facts Cannabis Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Black Market

The marijuana black market has been huge for decades and is still far larger the legal market.
CBD

The Coming International CBD Boom and How it Will Disrupt the Marijuana Business

By legalizing hemp, the Farm Bill sets the stage for a national and international trade in CBD that will dwarf the market for THC products limited to individual states.
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States Are Starting to Certify Organic Cannabis Because the Feds Won't

That organic produce you pay a premium for is certified under a federal program that excludes marijuana, even when grown legally under state law.
hemp

Hemp Legalization Clears House, Off to President for Final Approval

Trump has signaled he will sign the landmark Farm Bill, allowing hemp to be grown legally in all 50 states.
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State of the Marijuana Union 2018

From coast to coast, marijuana is now legal medically, recreationally, or both in 33 states, plus D.C., and counting.
social justice

Challenges and Controversy Swirl Around Marijuana Social Equity Programs in California

Well-intentioned programs to help communities hard hit by decades of zealous policing are underfunded and, so far, ineffective.
hemp

Hemp Clears Legislative Hurdle and Is Poised to Be Legalized

Hemp was a major commodity product for centuries. Now, after decades of prohibition, it looks like it will be again.
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New Jersey Takes a Big, and Long Awaited, Step Toward Full Legalization

There are few active opponents but many key legalization advocates see shortcomings in the legislation.
Facebook

Facebook Now Allows Marijuana Businesses to Appear in Searches

Facebook's zeal for banning marijuana often made it impossible to find even regulatory agencies and advocacy groups.
Medical Marijuana

A Doctor in the House Is a Powerful Way to Make Your Cannabis Startup Stand Out

Adding a medical expert to your team gives your company credibility and potential dollars.
Cannabis

State Regulators Consider Better Ways to Determine Who Controls Cannabis Business

More flexibility is needed when assessing whether leases and lending and brand licensing agreements create a controlling interest