Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Politics

Find out which candidates back legalization, who to vote for if you’re rooting for rec, and the government’s latest moves in the cannabis marketplace with our articles focused on politics.


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Why Texas Is Not Prosecuting Cannabis Misdemeanors

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Police Are Ignoring Low-Level Crimes During Coronavirus Pandemic

During times of extreme crisis, prioritization is key. It helps keep resources available to those who need them. Of course, if there simply aren’t...
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Maine’s Adult Use Retail Market Delayed By Three More Months

If there’s one thing we’re learning about legalizing on a state-by-state basis, it’s that you can’t just flip a switch and expect...

Man Busted With Drug Stash Labeled “Bag Full of Drugs”

A staple of news has long been the “dumb criminal” -- people who are dumber than your average crook. There’s also a...
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Netflix To Block Marijuana Shows Following Government Demand

In the United States there’s a First Amendment protection for the “press” -- which includes freedom from religious doctrine but also protections...
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New York Cop Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Gym Bag Full Of Cannabis

New York City has had a complicated history with cannabis. While beatniks flourished in parts of the city during the 1960s, and...
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Democratic Presidential Candidates Clash On Marijuana Legalization At Televised Debate

It’s politics season in 2020 with a raft of Democratic candidates taking the stage over and over and pleading their case to...
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Cannabis Consumers Are Crossing State Lines To Buy Illinois’ Legal Weed

One of the unfortunate quirks in U.S. law about cannabis, considering it’s still a Schedule A drug as far as the Federal government is...

It’s no secret marijuana reform on a federal level will change the game, and it’s a hot topic of debate in congressional hearings for good reason. State laws are all over the place, with some states honoring rec and medical marijuana while others have yet to embrace either.

Candidates’ stance on marijuana legalization and decriminalization is a huge factor in today’s elections. Flip-flopping is a serious let down for voters and advocates who believe they have support, and it seems to happen frequently, so it’s important to follow the news before casting your vote.

Criminal justice reform is another hot topic when it comes to cannabis and politics. Thousands are incarcerated or carrying records that get in the way of progressing in life for crimes that, in some states, are no longer illegal. Some leaders make advocating for these people a priority and are working to put plans in action that will relinquish past crimes and release those incarcerated for non-violent possession charges.

Here, you can stay educated before casting your vote, follow states like New York and California as their leaders pave the way to marijuana possession reform, and keep up to date on the latest bills that influence the stoner lifestyle.

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