In March, as the Coronavirus pandemic ravaged the country, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) — a $2 trillion emergency-relief package, the largest of its kind in American history — into law. Last month, Trump signed off on an additional $484 billion largely intended to support the newly Read More

Starting Wednesday, a medical marijuana dispensary will set up a temporary site to fill prescriptions in Plano. The company, Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, is also adding temporary dispensary sites in Houston, Katy and San Antonio. Texas allows for low-level THC products like oils and sprays to be sold with a prescription – written by a Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri were supposed to be open by now. The delay is not only frustrating for patients, but for business owners as well. “We’ll have large tables with glass top display and display products in them,” Ron Sullivan said, showing 41 Action News his dispensary, currently under construction. Read More

As founder and CEO of Minorities for Medical Marijuana, Roz McCarthy has spoken to hundreds of state and federal lawmakers, C-suite executives, mom-and-pop operators as well as advocacy groups eager to help shape the multi-billion dollar cannabis industry. Read the full article at https://www.nj.com/

Two Arkansas dispensaries have sold more than a combined 1,500 pounds of medical marijuana, according to Scott Hardin, director of communications, Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration.The medical marijuana sales report issued last week indicates since Fiddler’s Green in Mountain View opened almost a year ago on July 11, the company has sold 1,033 pounds Read More

Democratic political consultants dream of issues like marijuana legalization. Democrats are overwhelmingly in favor of it, polls show. So are independents. A majority of Republicans favor it now too. It motivates progressives, young people, and Black Americans to vote. Put it on the ballot, and it’s proved a sure way to boost turnout for supportive Read More

Local DAs challenge only a fraction of cases recommended for clearance by state. Advocates say it’s part of greater racial justice reform efforts. As calls for criminal justice reform sweep the nation, California is taking steps to reverse some effects of the war on drugs, which continues to disproportionately impact people of color. Read the Read More

The grass could be greener on the other side of November after Smart & Safe Arizona, a citizens’ initiative to legalize cannabis for adult use in Arizona, said it filed 420,000 signatures with the Arizona Secretary of State on Wednesday. Read the full article on at https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/