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July 29, 2020

State-Legal Marijuana Industry to Employ Nearly 300,000 Workers by Year’s End

The analysis projects as many as 295,000 marijuana-related jobs by the close of 2020 – a total that is slightly higher than the total number of computer programmers working in the United States.

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July 28, 2020

New Jersey: Supermajority Back Legalization Measure Ahead of November Vote

Majorities of Democrats (78 percent), Independents (63 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back the 2020 ballot measure.

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July 27, 2020

States Experience Record Surge in Retail Marijuana Sales

“One unanticipated effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the growth acceleration of legal cannabis markets (and erosion of the illicit markets) in those states which have activated both medical and adult-use sales.”

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July 24, 2020

A Founder Looks at 50: The “Free John Sinclair” Rally; Public Protests Sometimes Matter

John Lennon obviously thought something good might result from his focusing national attention on this unjust prison sentence for a minor marijuana offense, but I suspect he was as pleasantly shocked as the rest of us when, shortly following the event, the Michigan Supreme Court took action to free John Sinclair.

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