Study finds Marijuana use among college students at 35-year high
Marijuana use by college students hit a 35-year high, according to a study released last Tuesday.  The annual Monitoring the Future panel study, a joint effort by researchers at the University’s Institute for Social Research, found that, in 2018, 43 percent of full-time college students said they used marijuana... Read more
Grading the Presidential Candidates on Marijuana: Donald Trump

Over the course of of ten weeks, we recently ran a series of blog posts that take a close look at the Democratic Party candidates for President in 2020. We examined each candidate’s historic approach to marijuana law and policy, and we also canvassed their current respective stances on marijuana. In all, we covered Joe Biden, Bernie…

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Weed Is Way Stronger Than It Used to Be. That’s Why It Should Be Legal
The headline might have seemed a bit ominous. “A More Potent Marijuana Is Stirring Fresh Debates.” Certainly, the story didn’t disappoint: “Most marijuana now being sold throughout the United States is three to 10 times more potent than the marijuana that was sold two years ago,” the New York Times wrote. It was... Read more
Dutch Cities Try a ‘Weed Test’ to Fix a Quirk of Legal Cannabis
The Netherlands’ permissive approach to cannabis may be well-known, but the country’s coffeeshops (as cannabis cafés are called) have long grappled with a head-scratching contradiction. While the coffeshops’ trade is perfectly legal, that’s not the case for growing and producing the cannabis products they sell. Those actions can be... Read more
Where the 2020 Democratic candidates for president stand on marijuana legalization
The Democrats running for president have thoughts on marijuana legalization. Here they are. The Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination all share a commitment to reducing the penalties for using and possessing marijuana, which remains illegal at the federal level. Many of them support full legalization — as permitted in... Read more
The Regulatory Twilight Zone: California Cannabis Transactions

For years now, I’ve seen and analyzed many different cannabis business relationships across the industry spectrum. Specifically, many proposed and draft agreements have come across my desk detailing the contractual relationships between a variety of parties in the cannabis industry for various purposes–from investors, ancillary services providers, and licensees to intellectual property holding companies, equipment…

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International Cannabis: Breaking the Law, Staying Honest

Yesterday, I came across an article in this week’s Economist titled Going to Pot (*sigh*). The premise of this article is that “a global revolution in attitudes towards cannabis is under way” and it explains how countries in many parts of the world have begun to undertake cannabis reforms in varying degrees. This includes everything…

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Here are six licenses to consider for entering Michigan’s recreational marijuana market
Marlisa Meah, owner of the Evergreen Wellness medical marijuana dispensary in Detroit, has a lot on her plate these days. She’s one of the first marijuana business owners in Detroit and has nearly a year of business in the new industry under her belt. So she has to ensure... Read more
Washington state regulators have some marijuana reforms in mind
With half a decade of experience in regulating legal marijuana, officials in Olympia are ready to overhaul the state’s weed industry. Last week, in an interview with the Associated Press, Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board Director Rick Garza outlined plans for what the board is calling “Cannabis 2.0.” The... Read more
Illinois awards its first five recreational marijuana licenses
August 30, 2019 by AggregatedNews Leave a Comment Illinois awarded its first licenses to sell recreational marijuana to five medical dispensaries on Thursday, even as many municipalities around the state debate whether they’ll allow pot sales. The five shops that received licenses are peppered throughout Illinois — in Naperville,... Read more



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