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Marijuana Majority
Medford MA
3142
About Marijuana MajorityWhat do evangelical Christian Pat Robertson, progressive media maven Arianna Huffington, conservative businessman David Koch, actor Morgan Freeman and rapper Snoop Dogg have in common?Probably only one thing: They all think our marijuana criminalization la...
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Law Enforcement Against Prohibition
Medford MA
3143
Founded on March 16, 2002, LEAP is a 501c3 nonprofit organization made up of current and former members of the law enforcement and criminal justice communities who are speaking out about the failures of our existing drug policies. Those policies have failed, and continue to fail,...


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Ganjapreneur.com | Apr 9th
TG Branfalt

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is being sued for shutting down the states adult-use cannabis dispensaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker R is being sued over his decision to shut down the states recreational cannabis sales as part of his coronavirus response. The lawsuit is filed on behalf of five dispensaries and a medical cannabis patient. It seeks a preliminary injunction on the order which would re-open that states 43 recreational dispensaries. If it continues, this mandatory closure will cause profound and irreparable damage to the nascent adult-use marijuana industry; will deprive Massachusetts residents of safe access to regulated marijuana; and, will make it very dif.... View more in new window
High Times | April 8, 2020


A.J. Herrington
Cannabis retailers in Ontario were allowed to reopen for curbside pickup and deliver on Tuesday under an emergency order issued by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario AGCO. The move reverses an order issued by the province last week that deemed recreational marijuana shops nonessential businesses and directed them to close to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Under the temporary order, licensed recreational marijuana retailers will be permitted to take orders and process payments online or via telephone for home delivery or curbside pic.... View more in new window

NORML | April 8, 2020


The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NORML has formally submitted comments to the US Federal Register opposing the Drug Enforcement Administrations proposed rule changes governing the federal production and distribution of cannabis for clinical research purposes. Under existing regulations, the agency only licenses one facility the University of Mississippi to cultivate cannabis for use in FDA-approved clinical trials. Researchers have consistently criticized the poor quality of these plants, which they say fail to accurately reflect the varieties o.... View more in new window

Marijuana Business Daily | April 7, 2020


Eli McVey
Recreational marijuana sales in four key markets decelerated in March as the COVID-19 crisis continues to disrupt both the cannabis industry and the broader U.S. economy. According to point-of-sale data provided by Seattle-based Headset, recreational cannabis sales in Colorado and Nevada declined from March 2019 to March 2020, the first time that monthly adult-use sales in either state reported a year-over-year decrease. Adult-use cannabis sales in California and Washington state still rose in March 2020 compared to March 2019, but the growth was less than would be expect.... View more in new window

Marijuana Moment | April 8, 2020


Kyle Jaeger
A coalition of marijuana industry associations sent a letter to governors and state treasurers on Wednesday, asking them to help secure financial relief that cannabis businesses are being denied by the federal government amid the coronavirus outbreak. The letter emphasizes that marijuana companies are providing jobs and essential services during the pandemic, and some are producing needed medical supplies like hand sanitizer. Despite this, the cannabis industry is specifically ineligible for federal disaster loans and other relief programs due to their products ongoing sta.... View more in new window

StoptheDrugWar.org | April 06, 2020
Mexicos black market drug trade is generating violence at record levels.
Mexicos black market drug trade is generating violence at record levels.
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psmith
The coronavirus pandemic continue to have a deleterious impact on state-level efforts to get marijuana legalization on the November ballot, Mexicos prohibition-related violence sees a record number of deaths, and more. Arizona Initiative Campaigns Ask State Supreme Court to Okay Electronic Signature Gathering. Several campaigns to put initiatives on the states November ballot, including the Smart and Safe Arizona Act marijuana legalization initiative, asked the Supreme Court last Thursday to allow electronic signature gathering because the coronavirus pandemic has made .... View more in new window




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