Category: legalization

Will the DOJ Task Force Report Blame Cannabis for Violent Crime?

Getty Back in April, the Department of Justice put together a task force that was charged with putting out a report on current policies and violent crime, and it specifically included potential changes to how marijuana cases are sentenced and charged. Then, just last month, Jeff Sessions personally sent a letter to Congress asking them to remove the only barrier that stands between him and medical marijuana patients, businesses and everyone else who uses or works with cannabis legally within their state. That report from the DOJ Task Force is expected to be complete and ready for review by...

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COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE COMI-CON DAY ONE – BUDTRADER.COM THROWS A RAGER   WARNED BY BOTH MARINA POLICE AND EVENT ORGANIZERS TO “SLOW THEIR ROLL” SAN DIEGO, CA – July 21, 2017 – BudTrader.com, the nation’s largest online platform for the legal cannabis industry is the talk Comi-Con San Diego after the first day of the iconic event. Hosting a weekend-long Comic-Con party on their “Superyacht” BudTrader Liquidity, they’ve received two warnings from the Marina Police and one from Comi-Con organizers for the energetic party. Sandwiched between the IMDB and Turner yachts, the BudTrader boat is a huge hit (no pun intended). Located at the exclusive 5th Avenue Landing (immediately behind the San Diego Convention Center) where the annual event is held, BudTrader had guests from the two neighboring yachts looking over the sides wantingly. At one point, Paul Verra  BudTrader’s director of promotions felt bad and brought a couple of the IMDB guys aboard for a tour, introductions to the BudTrader Babes and a little partying. 5th Avenue Landing Staff the slips are usually booked up to 1 year in advance and are typically reserved for Hollywood Movie Studios and Media Conglomerates, but due to a last minute cancellation, Brad McLaughlin, CEO of BudTrader was able to sneak in under the radar with less that 7 days to plan his shananigans, The weekend-long party is accessible by invite only....

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Massachusetts Lawmakers Reveal Changes to Voter-Approved Legalization

Getty After several delays along the way and a missed deadline at the end of June, lawmakers in Massachusetts have finally reached an agreement on the changes that will be made to the voter-approved cannabis legalization law passed last November. The proposed changes will increase taxes on recreational cannabis sales to 20% in total – where it was originally 12% in the voter-approved version of the law. This change has been criticized by activists and advocates as it will make it harder to divert sales from the illegal market to the legal one. However, while the Senate version of...

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How Normal Should America Make Marijuana?

Image Courtesy of Chloe Sommers The new era of cannabis legalization is sweeping across America and a new wave of cannabis consumers are calling for the ‘normalization’ of the plant – but what exactly does that mean? The truth is that through decades of anti-cannabis propaganda and prohibition laws, the historically medicinal plant has gained more than its fair share of haters. However, now that marijuana is state-legal in more than half of the U.S., exactly how normal should America make marijuana? Through real-world examples of cannabis businesses trying to break the stigma of marijuana, two scientific studies on...

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Canada Could See a Shortage of Legal Cannabis

Getty It’s been a little over a year since Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his plan to legalize the recreational use of cannabis nationwide. Now, they have unveiled legislation that would do so, but they are running into another potential problem – a shortage of cannabis to sell. With the growing medical marijuana industry – and the rapid growth of the patient base in the last year since the announcement about legalizing recreational marijuana – the limited suppliers are having a hard time keeping up. This could end up being a big problem for the country who hopes...

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New Poll Finds Most Americans Want Legal Marijuana Left Alone

Getty A new survey commissioned by the cannabis law reform advocacy organization Marijuana Majority and conducted by Survey USA shows that a clear majority of Americans support letting states decide their own marijuana policies, free from federal government interference. Some 76% of respondents said they want to see states that pass marijuana law reform measures left alone by the feds, while only 14% think the Trump Administration should intervene. These are numbers that are sure to be quite surprising to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. That large majority holds up across all races, age groups and party affiliations, including those...

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