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Advocates for marijuana reform were in Austin, Texas this past weekend for the second annual Texas Marijuana Policy Conference.
Americans for Safe Access (ASA) aims the report at lawmakers each year, prodding them to make progress relative to their neighbors.
Officially, Colorado hasn't been very hospitable to tourists coming here to partake in the state's legal pot industry, with zero state-licensed consumption areas since recreational dispensaries first opened in 2014. But visiting cannabis users now have a powerful ally with the ear of Governor Jared Polis.
Veterans who want to use legal cannabis to treat PTSD or physical injuries fear they could lose hard-earned benefits.
Most veterans who use cannabis report using the drug to treat physical or mental maladies instead of turning to prescription medications or other drugs, a study of California veterans found.
On April 21, a coalition of justice and reform-minded organizations are launching what they’re calling the 421 For All campaign with a fundraiser designed to spotlight the ongoing need for comprehensive cannabis reform, especially in those states that have legalized but have yet to fulfill promises of “righting the wrongs of the drug war.”
Athletes For CARE -- or A4C for short -- was created by former professional athletes seeking to promote education, research and compassion around cannabis, hemp and other therapeutic alternatives for athletes and the general public.
Lawmakers and legalization advocates across the country are demanding not just cannabis legalization, but remedies to address decades of demonstrably racist policing.
Most cannabis-legal states don’t shield cannabis-consuming employees from anti-marijuana regulations at their office.
Another business is joining those aiming to ease the pain of the partial government shutdown for federal workers — a marijuana marketplace says it’s giving away free weed.
The U.S.'s 50 state governors just got their annual report cards from a leading national marijuana legalization organization, and -- for the first time -- over half of them got passing grades.
"Most of the cannabis industry is geared toward men, both sales and advice, and cannabis can relieve many conditions that men don’t experience."
As New Jersey inches toward legalizing adult-use weed, a state university has launched a group aimed at helping lawmakers and towns grapple with the implications of marijuana legalization.
The Texas Legislature is about to kick off its first session since three licensed marijuana dispensaries opened in the state, providing cannabis products for hundreds of patients. Now advocates are hopeful that lawmakers are ready to dramatically expand that program to thousands more Texans who stand to benefit.
“Every day they find new medical uses for cannabis. It’d be sad if we continued to keep putting our heads in the sand.”
Military veterans lobbying for an end to federal classification of marijuana as a lethal substance with no redeeming medicinal value may be closer to that goal than ever before, given the midterm election results.