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brookings.edu - John Hudak - A plan for marijuana policy reform
A plan for marijuana policy reform
Brookings

An interview with Brookings Senior Fellow John Hudak about his new paper, “ Reversing the War on Drugs: A five-point plan,” in which he lays out a series of policy actions the Biden administration could take short of full federal…

timesunion.com - Massarah Mikati - Colonie among first locally to weigh in on marijuana stores
Colonie among first locally to weigh in on marijuana stores
Times Union

COLONIE — The town is holding a public hearing next week on a proposal to ban recreational marijuana from being used on-site at any retail locations that might open. The upcoming hearing, scheduled for Thursday, is taking place as…

ctpost.com - Fred McKinney - Fred McKinney (opinion): The future for Black and brown cannabis entrepreneurs
Fred McKinney (opinion): The future for Black and brown cannabis entrepreneurs
Connecticut Post

“For decades, the war on cannabis caused injustices and created disparities while doing little to protect public health and safety. The law that I signed today begins to right some of those wrongs by creating a comprehensive framework for a…

westword.com - Thomas Mitchell - Denver Marijuana Deliveries Near the Starting Line
Denver Marijuana Deliveries Near the Starting Line
Westword

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free. Permits have been issued, contracts are in place, and the cars are ready to go. Marijuana delivery is revving up in Denver. Marijuana delivery service Doobba LLC and…

businessinsider.com - Rachel Premack - Truck drivers reveal what they think about drug testing, marijuana
Truck drivers reveal what they think about drug testing, marijuana
Business Insider

We published a story about the federal government's new law to drug test truck drivers. The law has mostly caught marijuana users. We argued that it won't meaningfully boost safety on the road. Truck drivers shared in emails with Insider laying out…

wraltechwire.com - Chantal Allam - As NC debates medical marijuana, people are getting high on hemp-it's legal (sort of)
As NC debates medical marijuana, people are getting high on hemp-it's legal (sort of)
WRAL TechWire

CHAPEL HILL – As North Carolina's General Assembly debates the legalization of medical marijuana, hemp farmers and retailers have already found a legal alternative: Delta-8 THC. Otherwise known as “Weed's Little Brother,”…

nytimes.com - Kurt Streeter - The Olympics Rely On, but Don't Support, Black Girl Magic
The Olympics Rely On, but Don't Support, Black Girl Magic
The New York Times

For better or worse, the Tokyo Olympics are finally here. And that means an extraordinary burden will fall again on the shoulders of a single group of athletes: Black women. Simone Biles is one of the most brilliant talents at the Games. But if…

cnn.com - By Maegan Vazquez, CNN  - Biden's drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows
Biden's drug czar nominee consulted for cannabis company last year, ethics disclosure shows
CNN

(CNN) President Joe Biden's drug czar pick, Dr. Rahul Gupta, spent nine months last year working as an adviser to a Maryland-based cannabis company, recently released government ethics documents show. Gupta, who was formally nominated to be the…

nytimes.com - Daniel Politi - Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American First
Argentina Formally Recognizes Nonbinary People, a Latin American First
The New York Times

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina has become the first country in Latin America to officially recognize gender nonbinary people, who can now choose to have their gender marked as an X on their national identity documents and passports if they do not…

kxii.com - Kemper Ball - Illegal marijuana grow busted in Love County
Illegal marijuana grow busted in Love County
KXII

Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 10:02 PM CDT|Updated: 31 minutes ago ARDMORE, Okla. (KXII) - According to Love County Sheriff Mary Grisham the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics informed his office that they were investigating a marijuana grow in Love…

ctmirror.org - Mark Pazniokas - Council appointed to promote social equity in CT marijuana trade
Council appointed to promote social equity in CT marijuana trade
The CT Mirror

One month after the cannabis legalization bill was signed into law, Gov. Ned Lamont and four of the top six legislative leaders have made appointments to a 15-member Social Equity Council responsible for promoting diverse participation in the…

businessinsider.com - Jeremy Berke - Insider Cannabis newsletter: July 23
Insider Cannabis newsletter: July 23
Business Insider

Welcome to Insider Cannabis, our weekly newsletter where we're bringing you an inside look at the deals, trends, and personalities driving the multibillion-dollar global cannabis boom. What's going on this week? Turning Points Brands, a NYSE…

thehill.com - Caroline Vakil  - California lawmaker quotes 'Apocalypse Now' while bulldozing Asian-run pot farms
California lawmaker quotes 'Apocalypse Now' while bulldozing Asian-run pot farms
TheHill

A Republican congressman from California issued a series of videos this week against the emergence of marijuana greenhouses that have appeared in one county, including a video of him quoting the 1979 film 'Apocalypse Now' while bulldozing several…

nbcnews.com - Char Adams - Young Black athletes are launching a mental health revolution
Young Black athletes are launching a mental health revolution
NBC News

Raven Saunders was riding high after the 2016 Rio Olympics. She placed fifth in the women's shot put, and upon her return, her hometown, Charleston, South Carolina, held a parade celebrating “ Raven Saunders Day ” in her honor. She…

highlandscurrent.org - Liz Schevtchuk Armstrong - Retail Marijuana: Philipstown Mulls It Over
Retail Marijuana: Philipstown Mulls It Over
highlandscurrent.org

As the Philipstown Town Board last week began considering whether to allow retail marijuana sales and on-site consumption, two members declared their support for opting out. And all those present expressed reservations about “opting…

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