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TO END THE PROHIBITION OF CANNABIS
Prohibition is a big, dumb, and very expensive failure. It is brutal. It puts prejudice before people. The “war on drugs” is responsible for more death, destruction and despair than it has ever prevented. History has shown that prohibition creates far more problems than it solves. In the 21st century we should expect far better solutions from our policy makers and governments.
Marijuana on Federal Land: Better Watch Out Before You Light Up
Thinking about toking up this outdoor season on federal land? Read our guide to help you enjoy Mary Jane’s company in the great outdoors without potential confiscation, a hefty fine for possession and or jail time.
Trump Extends Cannabis Protections ‘Til December As Plans For Study, States Remain Hazy
While many cannabis users (especially white, affluent ones) haven’t felt much federal pressure over the drug’s Schedule I status, those groups who have helped pioneer legal cannabis as producers and retailers have often faced heavy crackdowns, and short-term losses into the millions. Overall, more than 8.2 million Americans were also arrested for marijuana crimes between 2001 and 2010 alone, Slate points out.
Extending the clause’s effects through December 8 could therefore offset some big burdens for cannabis operators who’re trying in good faith to build businesses that comply with state laws–at least for a few more months. Despite this development, however, many aspects of federal and state game-plans for the cannabis industry remain uncertain, forcing a range of cannapreneurs to proceed unprotected while hoping for the best.
San Diego legalizes marijuana cultivation and manufacturing, despite some concerns – LA Times
California firms up marijuana rules, will allow deliveries – SFGate.com
Chicopee Council takes 1st vote on recreational marijuana moratorium | masslive.com
CHICOPEE – A plan to delay the opening of any recreational marijuana facility for one year made it through the first legislative step but still needs more study before it is adopted.
The City Council’s Zoning Committee approved the plan to wait at least a year before granting any permit to open a facility in the city. The City Council then voted 13-0 on Wednesday to send the proposal to its Ordinance Committee so the regulations could be drafted. The full City Council will have to take a final vote on the ordinance when it is created.
“We want to make sure there will not be mom and pop shops, or mom and pot shops, popping up on every corner,” City Councilor Shane D. Brooks said.
Vermont Senate Votes 21-9 for Marijuana Legalization | Off Message
The Vermont Senate voted 21-9 on Friday to legalize, tax and regulate marijuana, a permissive stance on pot senators acknowledged the House is unlikely to embrace.
“We know that prohibition has not worked,” Sen. Jeanette White (D-Windham) said. “Let’s make it safer, less accessible to kids.”
Rand Paul Cosponsors Bill to Allow Marijuana Businesses to Claim Tax Credits and Deductions
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) cosponsored the The Small Business Tax Equity Act which would require marijuana businesses in states where it is legalized to be taxed similar to other small businesses. It would also remove restrictions on marijuana businesses to claim tax credits and deductions.
Colorado Considers End Run if Feds Crack Down on Recreational Marijuana
The Trump Administration has said it will view medical marijuana leniently but is considered renewed federal enforcement to shut down recreational marijuana sales legal in eight states and the District of Columbia. Lawmakers in Colorado have proposed a simple solution.