Monthly Archives: April 2020

Senators Want Marijuana Businesses To Qualify For Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs

A coalition of 10 lawmakers sent a letter to the body’s leadership on Wednesday, asking that they include language in the next coronavirus stimulus package that would allow marijuana businesses to access federal relief dollars just as companies in other industries can. Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) led the sign-on letter, which […]

California Announces $30 Million Grant Program To Promote Marijuana Industry Social Equity

California marijuana regulators announced on Tuesday that the state will be providing $30 million in grant funding for cannabis entrepreneurs from communities disproportionately impacted by the drug war. The state Bureau of Cannabis Control and Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development teamed up for the initiative, which is designed to support equitable business development […]

Washington Voters Could See Drug Decriminalization And Treatment Initiative On November Ballot

Activists in Washington State are working to place an initiative to decriminalize drug possession and expand access to treatment services on the November ballot. At a time when multiple drug policy reform campaigns in states across the country have suspended signature-gathering amid the coronavirus outbreak, ACLU of Washington says they remain determined to qualify Initiative […]

D.C. Would Vote To Decriminalize Psychedelics, Poll Shows

Voters would likely approve a measure to decriminalize psychedelic plants and fungi in the nation’s capital if organizers qualified it for the November ballot, a new poll shows. But even getting the measure before Washington, D.C. voters may be a tall order as the coronavirus pandemic has hampered signature-gathering efforts for the proposed initiative to […]

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