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Bill Before House in New Mexico Would Legalize Marijuana

A 140-page bill is before the state House in New Mexico, outlining proposed regulations and taxes for a legalized marijuana industry. The bill proposes recreational use be legalized for adults age 21 and over. Medical marijuana is legal in New Mexico, but House Bill 356 would legalize recreational u...

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In Congress, a Changed House Finally Looks at Cannabis Banking

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bank officials and others urged Congress on Wednesday to fully open the doors of the U.S. banking system to the legal marijuana industry, a change that supporters say would reduce crime risks and resolve a litany of challenges for cannabis companies, from paying taxes to getting...

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Is the Cannabis Community Ignoring Its LGBTQ Customers?

The race is on for entrepreneurs eager to build the first generation of national and global cannabis brands. But as these companies sprint to capture market share and reach out to new audiences, the LGBTQ community has been largely left out of the equation. This means brands may be missing out on...

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Gina Brillion Knows How To Make You Listen Through Comedy

Rain pelts my car windshield as I navigate through Friday night traffic in Los Angeles. I call Gina and tell her I’m running 10 minutes late but she’s calm and unfazed. “Take your time bruh, no rush. I’m already massively high.” And for a good reason: She’s about to embark on a monster three-month...

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Barneys New York Goes ‘High End’ With Beverly Hills Cannabis Shop

One of the fashion world’s most luxurious retailers are now bringing a touch of class to the legal cannabis market. The department store chain Barneys New York is teaming up with several premium cannabis companies to launch their very own legal dispensary known as “The High End.” “Barneys New York...

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6 Simple Ways to Make Your Dispensary More Trans-Friendly

As a nonbinary trans person who uses gender-neutral pronouns, I face the world of cissexism and transphobia every day. I am almost always misgendered, or identified as the wrong gender, whether I’m walking down the street, buying groceries, or at the doctor’s office. When I do decide to correct str...

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The Cannabis Cloning Equipment Buyer’s Guide

Growing cannabis can seem like a daunting task if you’ve never done it before, especially figuring out how to get started. A cannabis plant is a lot more delicate in its infancy and it’ll need more care and attention than adult plants. Growing from a clone can be a lot easier than growing from see...

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Legal cannabis sales top $6 billion in Colorado

Colorado’s legal marijuana market hit a milestone at the end of 2018, going over $6 billion in combined recreational and medical sales since the adult-use market launched on New Year’s Day in 2014. But since 2016, recreational sales have continued to climb as medical sales have taken a serious dip....

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Iowa Lawmaker Pushing for Psychedelic Rescheduling, Legalization

An Iowa state lawmaker who introduced two bills to legalize psilocybin last week says that research shows that there is potential for the medical use of magic mushrooms and other hallucinogenic drugs. Rep. Jeff Shipley, a Republican who began his first term in the Iowa House of Representatives last...