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Trump’s New White House Chief Of Staff Supports Marijuana Reform

Mulvaney is a vile, loathsome man, he’s a first-press swamp creature from back of the bayou, old and stagnant water. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. If this guy supports cannabis reform, terrific. Not that that’s going to make any difference at all if he’s White House COS. Why are we thinking […]

Ontario to Implement Lottery to Phase in Cannabis Retail

Ontario’s plans to rollout private cannabis retail in Apr. 2019 will happen in waves amidst national supply shortages. “We cannot in good conscience issue an unlimited number of licences to businesses in the face of such shortages and the federal government’s failure to provide certainty around future supply,” reads a statement issued by Caroline Mulroney, […]

Letters From a Pot Prisoner: Mario Ramos is Proof that Cannabis isn’t ‘Legal’

Mario Ramos of I Bud You, Inc. spent one year and 20 days in jail for growing 226 plants, also known as a non-violent cannabis crime. A multi-decade advocate and activist, he wrote us this impassioned letter while serving time at Morris County Correctional Facility in New Jersey. Details on Mario Ramos’ story is to come. […]

Gang members sought for series of Bay Area marijuana shop robberies

(surveillance footage obtained by Oakland Police Department) Oakland law officials have arrested several members of an East Oakland gang connected to a series of legal cannabis dispensary robberies, reports the East Bay Times. According to police, the Oakland Police Department’s Ceasefire Unit on Thursday seized nearly 100 pounds of marijuana in a number of arrests […]

Sweet Leaf cannabis business co-owners hit with $8.8M judgment

The embattled owners of a once-thriving string of cannabis businesses along Colorado’s Front Range have been ordered by a Denver judge to pay $8.8 million after finding they failed to honor commitments to the owner of properties they were buying in Denver. The decision issued Wednesday by Denver District Judge Edward Bronfin said the co-owners […]

Maryland’s medical cannabis sales hit $96 million in first year

Maryland’s medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation. MMJ sales began in December 2017, and there are currently nearly 52,000 patients, according to The Baltimore Sun. The newspaper also reported between 250 and 350 people a day are applying to become certified by the state to buy medical cannabis. […]

Michigan approves 24 more medical marijuana licenses

Michigan regulators approved 24 more medical cannabis operating licenses under a new regulatory framework, according to an email sent by state regulators to the media. That now brings the statewide total of licenses issued to 91. In late November, regulators said they wouldn’t force existing, unlicensed medical marijuana businesses to close before Dec. 31. Here’s the […]