Arizona, Nebraska advocates turn in signatures to attach legalization on the ballot

Max Savage LevensonJuly 3, 2020 The sun may be setting on cannabis prohibition in Arizona. Voters will decide on an adult-use legalization measure in November. Legalization advocates in both Arizona and Nebraska have submitted what is likely enough signatures to qualify adult-use and medical programs, respectively, for their November ballots. The petition signatures must now…

Arizona, Florida dispensaries remain originate throughout summer COVID-19 spikes

Bruce BarcottJune 30, 2020 Dispensaries in Arizona, Florida, and Texas remain open as essential businesses. (AdobeStock) As coronavirus cases continue spike alarmingly in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and other southern states, some once-reluctant governors are taking action to shut down gathering places. On Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all bars, movie theaters, gyms, and water…

What’s the ideally true minimum correct age for cannabis?

Colleen Fisher TullyJune 29, 2020 The legal minimum age is 21 in most US states, but 19 in Canada. What’s really the best age limit? Researchers think Canada’s answer might be the right one. (AdobeStock) Minimum legal age varies for all kinds of grownup things. Alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis can be 18, 19 or 21,…

US Attorney Overall falsely centered 10 cannabis firms, whistleblower says

Bruce BarcottJune 23, 2020 US Attorney General William Barr launched false antitrust investigations into 10 cannabis companies, says a Justice Department whistleblower. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) In a blockbuster statement released today, a high official within the US Department of Justice accused Attorney General William Barr of ordering antitrust investigations into 10 cannabis companies, based solely…

Nevada governor pardons thousands of past cannabis convictions

Chris KudialisJune 22, 2020 Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak pardoned thousands of past marijuana convictions, allowing residents to exercise voting rights, apply for financial aid and housing, and avail themselves of other opportunities previously denied. The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight for thousands of Nevadans convicted of low-level marijuana possession—which is…

Montana advocates meet closing date for cannabis legalization measure

Leafly StaffJune 20, 2020 After getting shut down by the COVID-19 quarantine, Montana advocates mounted a signature-gathering surge to put them over the top. If the state verifies the signatures, marijuana legalization should be on the November ballot. (AdobeStock) Cannabis legalization advocates in Montana submitted more than 130,000 signatures to state and county officials on…

Are you able to like cannabis and toughen the police?

David BienenstockJune 16, 2020 Police have used cannabis prohibition as a pretext to hassle and arrest Black people, and other people of color, for decades. Police agencies not only enforce these unjust laws, they help create them, protect them, and increase the human suffering that flows from them. (AdobeStock) To love cannabis is to know…