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December 16, 2019

Federal Spending Package Protects Medical Marijuana, Strips Other Provisions

In the FY2020 appropriations package released Monday, existing protections for medical cannabis programs from federal prosecutors that have been in place since 2014 remained, but other amendments that had been added earlier in the year by House Democrats were removed from the final compromise.
December 16, 2019

Near-Record Support for Cannabis Legalization Reflected in Latest National Polls

Over six in ten US adults support legalizing marijuana nationwide, according to a pair of recently released public opinion polls.
December 11, 2019

Study: Marijuana Retailers Not Selling to Underage Customers

Researchers reported, "Compliance with laws restricting stores to selling recreational marijuana to individuals 21 or older presenting a valid ID was high. ... Refusal rates exceeded those for alcohol."
December 10, 2019

Former State Rep. Diane Russell on Maine’s Cannabis Legalization Woes

Maine currently holds the record for taking the longest to roll out its marijuana retail program. What happened in the Pine Tree State, and how can the next states to legalize avoid what went down there?