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Will Joe Biden Change His Position On Legalizing Cannabis?

As nationwide protests focus the country's attention on racial issues, marijuana legalization–and how it ties to social justice–is moving to centerstage.

Bernie Sanders And Cory Booker On What Legal Cannabis Would Mean For People Of Color

The senators analyzed how cannabis criminalization drives deep wedges into society with long-term, damaging consequences.

Where Do The Top Democratic Candidates Stand On Marijuana Legalization?

Here is where each candidate stands on the legalization of adult-use cannabis

6 Important Questions We Should Be Asking About Legalization

From interstate commerce to a long-awaited banking solution, these are the issues that need to be raised.

President Vicente Fox Wants To Legalize Cannabis

The former Mexican president is one of legal cannabis's most ardent supporters. He's also a stakeholder.

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