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Donald Trump wants to leave cannabis enforcement up to states

Donald Trump wants to leave cannabis enforcement up to states

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 19, 2018

Is the U.S. ban on cannabis about to come to an end? Quite possibly, if President Donald Trump sticks to his word. On Friday, June 8, Trump declared that he is in favor of supporting a bipartisan effort in Congress that would lift the ban on cannabis. Should Trump’s proposal materialize into somethin...

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Why is YouTube deleting cannabis channels?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 26, 2018

Since launching in 2005, YouTube has earned a solid reputation as being one of the most-visited sites on the World Wide Web. However, the video-sharing service could be about to lose some seriously valuable traffic, as YouTube punishes cannabis content and purges weed-centric pages from the platfo...

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer thinks legal cannabis in the U.S. is less than four years away

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 25, 2018

Could the battle to legalize cannabis across the United States be closer than we think? According to U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), cannabis may be deregulated nationwide within as little as four years. "I made a bet that within five years, every state will be able to treat cannabis like alcohol and there...

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Jeff Sessions might make cannabis stock investors wealthy

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 21, 2018

If there is one thing that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is best known for, it’s probably his opposition to cannabis legalization. Despite this, Sessions could potentially aid cannabis investors in raking in the cash over the next few years, so it seems. There aren’t many industries that experien...

Russian Presidential candidate says cannabis is less dangerous than Vodka and should be legal

Russian Presidential candidate says cannabis is less dangerous than Vodka and should be legal

Annureet Kaur

January 28, 2018

Russian Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak said cannabis legalization is a necessary step to reduce the drug epidemic in the country. "I don't really understand why drinking vodka in enormous quantities is considered normal in our country, but using marijuana is not, though it has far fewer consequences,...

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

California county faces backlash for imposing cannabis cultivation ban after collection millions in taxes from cannabis farmers

Annureet Kaur

January 24, 2018

On Jan. 10, the Calaveras County Board Supervisors declared all commercial cannabis farms illegal after May 1, sending the whole county of 45,000 residents and over 1,600 commercial cannabis growers into completely chaos. Though the county was always divided between conservative residents and those...

Vermont becomes first state to legalize social cannabis via a legislative act

Vermont becomes first state to legalize social cannabis via a legislative act

Annureet Kaur

January 23, 2018

Vermont just made cannabis history, becoming the first state to legalize social cannabis via a legislative act after Gov. Phil Scott signed bill H.511 allowing all adults over 21 to socially consume cannabis without the fear of penalty or incarceration. In addition to decriminalizing cannabis for...

New Jersey’s new Governor pledges to make the state cannabis-friendly

New Jersey’s new Governor pledges to make the state cannabis-friendly

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 17, 2018

Today, cannabis advocates in New Jersey breathed a sigh of relief as the state governor, Philip Dunton Murphy, vowed to "align" New Jersey's vision and leadership by lifting the laws on cannabis. The 56th governor of New Jersey is already making history with his decision to overthrow the cannabis ...

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