• Dear Joe Biden: Here’s the data, now it’s time to embrace marijuana legalization

    Author: James M | | Categories: Cannabis Legalization , News

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    Dear Joe Biden, Congratulations! You’ve officially chosen a running mate who—despite previously opposing cannabis—is now fully on board with federal legalization. There’s still time for you to make a similar evolution, by repenting for your past sins as one of the nation’s leading drug warriors, and then quickly pivoting to embrace legalization— an incredibly popular policy (supported by 67% of all Americans) that would vastly improve the country while greatly increasing your chances of getting elected.   According to your policy director, the only reason you haven’t backed national cannabis legalization already is a perceived “lack of data.” “As science ends up with more conclusive evidence regarding the…

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  • COVID-19 has caused legal weed to ‘cannibalize’ the illicit market

    Author: James M | | Categories: Cannabis , News

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    By the end of 2020, the legal cannabis industry is expected to surpass US$15 billion. But the money that weed generates on the illicit market far exceeds that amount. Tracking exact figures is tricky because anonymous dealers and criminal networks aren’t exactly sharing sales data with the media. But estimates approximate the illicit market is more than four times the size of its legal market.   More specifically, New Frontier Data values the U.S. illicit. Per Statistics Canada, less than 30 per cent of Canadian cannabis users acquire their goods exclusively from licensed retailers. Lawmakers, regulators and law enforcement have struggled to establish measures to combat…

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  • Cannabis leaders react to Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris: Will she help or hurt marijuana legalization?

    Author: James M | | Categories: Cannabis Legalization , News

    Politics Cannabis leaders react to Biden’s choice of Kamala Harris: Will she help or hurt marijuana legalization? Leafly StaffAugust 11, 2020    Share   Print Kamala Harris probably won't be a loud voice advocating for legalization, but she can reassure Joe Biden about the California experience. It's gonna be okay, Joe. Legalization works. (Leafly illustration) Joe Biden announced Kamala Harris as his choice for vice president on the Democratic ticket. What does that mean for marijuana legalization and the cannabis industry? We asked a number of leading voices, starting with those who knew Harris during her years as California attorney general. David Downs, Leafly’s California bureau chief: Based…

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