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Democratic Senators Elevate Federal Cannabis Reform To High Priority

On February 1, Senators Cory Booker and Ron Wyden, alongside Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer issued a joint statement announcing that marijuana reform bills would be merged as Congress moves toward some form of federal cannabis legalization. In th…

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Cannabis And National Decriminalization: The Story So Far

Unraveling marijuana laws could be a long, tedious process, but some lawmakers have said they’re ready to try. Cannabis legalization or decriminalization (we’ll get to the difference in a bit) is one of several issues set to test Democrats’ slim majori…

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Vancouver Council Votes To Slash Sky-High Fees For Cannabis Retailers

A city councillor is hopeful this is the last year cannabis retailers in Vancouver will pay the highest licensing fees in the country. A motion passed Thursday is the first step in slashing the $34,000 annual fee — which is nearly ten times what liquor…

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Cannabis Sales In California Reach $4.4 Billion In 2020: ‘Essential’, Edibles, And The Election

As experts release more data from the year 2020, it shows a silver-lining for the cannabis industry despite challenges including federal prohibition amid a pandemic. Sales in California hit $4.4 billion last year, up 57% from the year prior, reports MJ…

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Taxes From Cannabis Sales To Help Groups Serving Communities Affected By War On Drugs

Consumers who buy cannabis products in Illinois may help reduce the number of carjackings, shootings and other forms of violence that occur in parts of Chicago, the south suburbs and other areas of the state. That’s the theory behind a groundbreaking p…

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Illinois Sitting On $62 Million In Cannabis Revenue Meant To Foster Businesses And Help Neighborhoods Hurt By Poverty And Violence

Despite promises that cannabis legalization in Illinois would fund more minority business participation and neighborhood improvements, the state has yet to spend $62 million collected for those purposes. Part of the delay in awarding the money is due t…