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November 6, 2019

California’s Rep. Barbara Lee on Why Legal Cannabis Must Require Social Equity Too

Congresswoman Barbara Lee is one of the most cannabis-friendly politicians in US history, and she’s here to explain why legalization, going forward, needs to bring a parade of social justice right along with it.
November 6, 2019

Ohio: Three More Municipalities Vote to Depenalize Cannabis Possession

Voters in three Ohio municipalities on Election Day approved local ballot measures depenalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.
November 5, 2019

Poll: Most Americans Support Ending Federal Cannabis Criminalization

Sixty-two percent of respondents endorsed legalization and 69 percent of respondents said that they supported allowing the substance to be sold at retail via state-licensed stores.
November 4, 2019

Study: Terminology Doesn’t Influence Public’s Perception of Cannabis

Use of the term ‘cannabis’ instead of ‘marijuana’ does not influence the public’s perception of the plant or their attitudes, according to data published in the journal PLOS One. Investigators concluded: “We find no support for the notion that changing the name of the drug from ‘marijuana’ to ‘cannabis’ affects public opinion on the drug or the policies governing it."