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By Toni Denis Voting efforts have reached a fever pitch in 2018 among groups such as billionaire Democratic activist Tom Steyer’s $10 million spend on the NextGen America nationwide youth voter registration drive to support his “Need to Impeach” efforts. Contrast that with billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson’s pledge of spending as much as $80 million more on […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican from Kentucky, was apparently taken aback when he heard that the red state of Utah is likely to legalize medical marijuana in November 2018. Republican Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said in an interview on Oct. 17, 2018, that the exchange took place during Senate’s tax reform debate earlier […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment South by Southwest (SXSW) has announced its conference sessions for its 2019 festival, and this time the annual Austin, Texas gathering has boosted its marijuana panel selections, big time. With more than 20 cannabis events, attendees have their pick of topics. Ranging from social justice to industry, there seems to be something for veterans and […] …read more

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By The Cannabist Network

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk.

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By A L Katz The story of marijuana prohibition so far: Racism lay at the heart of marijuana prohibition. The man most responsible for making marijuana illegal in the United States, former prohibition cop Harry Anslinger, assumed office as America’s first commissioner of narcotics in 1935. At the time, he oversaw a patchwork of state-by-state regulations, a small staff, […] …read more

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By Associated Press By, Rob Gillies, Gene Johnson, and Tracey Lindeman MONTREAL (AP) — Cam Battley is a top executive at one of Canada’s biggest marijuana companies, but he isn’t sticking around to savor the country’s historic pot legalization. He’s off to Germany on Friday and Australia in late October 2018 — a sign of what a leader […] …read more

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Marijuana sales in Colorado have exceeded $1 billion as of August of this year, with tax revenue from those sales coming in at $200 million, according to a report.

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By Marijuana Moment Despite growing interest in North Dakota’s marijuana legalization ballot measure among the state’s voters, it is groups and individuals from outside the state who are driving much of the funding on either side of the debate heading up to Election Day on Nov. 6, 2018. And newly filed campaign finance reports show that opponents have […] …read more

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By Marijuana Moment Marijuana and tobacco were featured in nearly half of the most popular hip-hop and R&B music videos from 2013 to 2017, a new study found. The study, “Combustible and Electronic Tobacco and Marijuana products in Hip-Hop Music Videos, 2013-2017,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine on Oct. 15, 2018, […] …read more

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