Congress Eyes New Way to Allow Cannabis Banking, DC Sales

A new federal spending bill introduced by House Democrats over the weekend may break two logjams in one fell swoop. One provision in the bill would provide legal protections for banks that work with the cannabis industry, while another would allow Washington, DC—where cannabis is legal but retail sales are prohibited—to finally launch a commercial […]

Colorado Gov. Signs Bills Legalizing Delivery and Lounges

With a few signatures Wednesday, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis dramatically expanded his state’s already historic cannabis laws, and fulfilled some of his campaign pledges to enhance the state’s significant cannabis industry. The new laws will bolster Colorado’s booming $1.6 billion cannabis industry. Speaking during a ceremony at the state capitol in Denver, Polis noted that […]

When It Comes to Cannabis Workplace Injuries, the Eyes Have It

All workplaces can be hazardous. Even your garden variety cubicle-farm office is required to have safety guidelines posted in visible places, usually in the break room, from OHSA, the federal Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. About 350 of Colorado’s 31,000 cannabis workers recorded minor workplace injuries last year. As the legal cannabis […]

4/21 Organizers Want to Reclaim Cannabis From Corporations

On 4/20, cannabis consumers across the United States will light one up in celebration of cannabis culture. In 10 states and counting, that celebration is perfectly legal—and increasingly mainstream. But as the annual ritual transitions from grassroots activism to commercialized indulgence, advocates want to remind consumers that the social justice work isn’t over just yet. […]

Unlicensed LA Dispensary Sold Pesticide-Tainted Cannabis, City Says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unlicensed marijuana dispensary sold cannabis sprayed with a dangerous pesticide, the city of Los Angeles said in a lawsuit Wednesday that’s part of a wide-ranging crackdown on illegal pot sales. Marijuana sold at Kush Club 20 contained paclobutrazol, a fungicide frequently used on golf course turf that the U.S. Environmental […]

Opinion: There’s a Better Way to Tax Legal Cannabis

Pat Oglesby is a North Carolina lawyer and the founder of the Center for New Revenue, a tax policy nonprofit. He has served as chief tax counsel for the US Senate Finance Committee and as co-chair of the Regulatory and Tax Structure Working Group of Gavin Newsom’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Legalization. Leafly welcomes […]

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