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Congress reintroduces federal cannabis legalization bill, Senate focuses on different measure

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 15, 2021

On Friday, May 7, a bill to federally legalize cannabis and raise awareness for industry-focused social equity was formally presented in the House. The proposed piece of legislation is titled the "Marijuana...

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New York decriminalizes cannabis and offers medical cannabis delivery services to patients

New York’s Division of Criminal Justice Services claims that Cuomo's decriminalization bill will rid some 24,000 people of low-level cannabis convictions
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial August 13, 2019

The landscape for legal weed in New York is most certainly evolving. Following a failed effort to legalize recreational cannabis in July, weed has now been decriminalized statewide. Unlawfully possessing...

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Updated medical cannabis law in New Mexico could grant inmates access to weed

Incarcerated medical cannabis patients in New Mexico have a legal right to procure pharmaceutical-grade pot
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial April 24, 2019

New Mexico is still feeling the effects of a bill that was recently signed into law by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The new law amends the State's medical cannabis rule to expand patient access to pharmaceutical-grade...

Expungement fairs are helping cannabis convicts to work in the legal weed industry

Expungement fairs are helping cannabis convicts to work in the legal weed industry

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial November 10, 2018

As cannabis investments, stocks and consumption rates rise countrywide, more job opportunities are opening up in the legal weed industry. Demand for knowledgeable workers is soaring, with available roles...

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New cannabis breathalyzer could prevent drugged-driving

Expect to see Hound Labs’ new cannabis breathalyzer being used by law enforcement this fall
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial August 17, 2018

New York is inching closer to legalizing recreational cannabis and in the midst of this, a new cannabis breathalyzer is being unveiled. The unique law enforcement device is designed to detect traces of...

Sen. Cory Booker says legalization is inevitable

Sen. Cory Booker says legalization is inevitable

March 9, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced a bill called the Marijuana Justice Act in 2017 that would end the federal prohibition of cannabis, and he thinks we’re...

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

Even after legalization, black Americans face most cannabis arrests

February 3, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor It’s well known that the War on Drugs has disproportionately targeted people of color, and unfortunately, that doesn’t immediately change when a state...

Where California cannabis legalization goes from here

Where California cannabis legalization goes from here

January 5, 2018

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Social use cannabis sales began in California on the 1st of January, but there are still quite a few regulatory issues to address. California is currently...

Here are the effects of cannabis legalization after 5 years

Here are the effects of cannabis legalization after 5 years

November 6, 2017

Today is the five-year anniversary of Colorado and Washington residents voting to legalize cannabis for social use. While most of legalization naysayers have created narratives regarding the "danger" of...

Legalization saves lives in Colorado

Legalization saves lives in Colorado

October 20, 2017

Thor Benson /  Cannabis News Box Contributor Studies have previously shown legalizing medical cannabis can help reduce the number of people using and dying from the abuse of opioids, and it looks like...

High sales in Nevadas social market come as no surprise

High sales in Nevada’s social market come as no surprise

October 9, 2017

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor Nevada only started selling cannabis for social use in July, and it’s already raking in a lot of money from it, according to a new report from the state’s...

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

FBI data shows more cannabis arrests than all violent crimes combined

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen September 27, 2017

According to 2016 crime data released by the FBI, more people were arrested for cannabis possession than any other violent crime in the United States. Cannabis possession accounted for more than 5...

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