Author Archives: Jackie Carta

DOJ Drops Attempt to Close Biggest CA Dispensary

Maybe it’s our chronic optimism speaking here, but Uncle Sam’s stance on marijuana seems to be softening. Right now, the Drug Enforcement Agency is deciding whether or not to reclassify marijuana from its Schedule I drug status. Tellingly, the DEA also … Continue reading

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When Will AUMA Backers Submit Their Petition?

This morning, the Los Angeles Times reported that supporters of California’s Adult Use of Marijuana Act have collected 600,000 signatures to put the measure on the November ballot. “Honestly? ‘Soon’ doesn’t sound like an answer from a razor-sharp political operative. … Continue reading

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Vermont Lawmakers Whiff on Pot Law

Last month, we covered Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s statement that legalizing marijuana is what “enlightened” states do. Even for a place as historically liberal the Green Mountain State—Bernie Sanders represents it in Congress—that was a fairly bold stance for a … Continue reading

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WA State: Not Easier for Minors to Get Weed

“But what about the children?” That’s one of the first thing opponents of marijuana reform invariably cry when the prospect of legalization is raised. ” There’s no real surprise in the recent study by the American Association of Pediatrics which found … Continue reading

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Walgreens’ Blog Comes Out for Medical Marijuana

Almost half the states in the Union—along with the District of Columbia—have approved the use of medical marijuana. “So while there’s no national consensus—yet—about exactly what marijuana can be used to treat, Walgreens’ Health and Wellness blog has begun informing … Continue reading

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