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Newsletter #137

Restorative justice bill introduced A group of House Democrats introduced a companion bill to the Senate’s Marijuana Justice Act. This bill would not only remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act list, but also provide restorative justice to communities disproportionately affected by marijuana prohibition. Get the details here. Thailand to legalize medical marijuana Thailand has had decades of extreme drug prohibition. There was a brutal war on drugs, similar to what is transpiring in the Philippines. Fortunately, the Thai government has had a change of heart. Officials are planning to rewrite the nation’s drug laws and legalize medical marijuana. Well done. Los Angeles awards first recreational licenses Weeks after recreational marijuana

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Newsletter #136

Pot stocks bounce back Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was giving the go-ahead for federal prosecutors to target cannabis businesses that are in compliance with state law. Some people panicked, and stocks of marijuana-related companies plummeted. Many of those stocks have since recovered, showing the resiliency of cannabis firms and ineffectiveness of Sessions. Most Americans oppose federal crackdown on cannabis A new poll conducted after Jeff Sessions’ marijuana announcement found that the majority of Americans would oppose federal action against state-legal cannabis businesses. Give the people what they want, Sessions! The potential effects of legalizing marijuana nationally If the United States

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Newsletter #135

California’s computer tracking system not ready California residents and dispensaries were stoked for legal recreational marijuana sales to begin on January 1st, but the computer system that cannabis businesses are supposed to use to track pot from seed to sale isn’t quite ready. Businesses are being asked to document everything manually. If you’re wondering why there aren’t numbers for California’s first day of recreational cannabis sales, this is why. Sessions plots cannabis crackdown Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a known marijuana-hater, has lifted a policy that kept federal authorities from going after cannabis businesses in states where the drug is legal. This gives federal

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Newsletter #134

Reminder: don’t drive high Officials want you to know that even though recreational marijuana becomes legal in California on January 1st, driving while under the influence is still very illegal. There is no legal threshold for the amount of cannabis that can be in a driver’s system, and there is no widely accepted standard for exposing marijuana impairment. Better be safe and just not drive even a little bit stoned. Canada’s indigenous people insist say in marijuana laws As Canada prepares to legalize recreational cannabis, the leaders of Canada’s indigenous communities are demanding the right to determine the marijuana laws within their own

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Newsletter #133

Second chance for Californians with marijuana convictions Most California residents know that recreational marijuana will become legal on January 1st, 2018. What some may not realize is that there’s a provision in the new state cannabis law that could drastically change the lives of hundreds of thousands Californians. People convicted of marijuana crimes will have the opportunity to have their records wiped clean or charges reduced. Learn more about this incredible provision here. VA introduces new medical cannabis policy The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been excruciatingly slow to embrace medical marijuana as a beneficial option for many veterans. Fortunately, things are going

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Newsletter #132

Canadian cannabis giants battle over hostile takeover bid Those interested in marijuana investments may already know that Aurora Cannabis Inc. is going after CanniMed Therapeutics Inc. with a $453 million offer. CanniMed is trying to stave off this hostile takeover by claiming that Aurora violated securities laws. Learn more about this muddle here. Cheech Marin joins forces with California Secretary of State Cannabizfile is the California Secretary of State’s online destination for entrepreneurs interested in starting a marijuana business in the state. A new public service announcement for this site features Cheech Marin, comedian and cannabis lover. That’s one way to get street cred. California issues

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