Violent crime is again blamed on cannabis: Like many other cities across the country, Anchorage experienced a spike in violent crimes. Is there a connection to cannabis legalization in Alaska?
No couch potatoes in the Bay Area: Cannabis delivery services are not welcome in San Francisco, at least not as far as the legal system is concerned. At least there arenâ€™t as many people using the postal service to move their products.
As the state house of representative considers an historic bill, Vermontâ€™s governor wants his state to take a smarter approach to cannabis legalization. Next door, state policy makers arenâ€™t so positive: More officials speak out against legalization in Massachusetts.
Legal pot means big money for the Oregon state budget. But how will that money be spent on public health?
The Supreme Court tosses out Oklahoma and Nebraskaâ€™s suit against the Colorado cannabis industry. Hereâ€™s what that meansâ€¦ And despite whatâ€™s been said (here) previously, the cannabis industry may have reasons to be optimistic about the presidentâ€™s new SCOTUS pick.
Finally some pressure on the feds: GAO says congress â€œmust act.â€
But will the next president act first? Rolling Stone tells us that all of the presidential candidates support cannabis legalizationâ€¦with some catches.
More estimates of just how large the legal cannabis market could become in the short term jive with earlier stats: $23 billion in 4 years. And it looks like, by that time, Washington will be leading the pack.
The Ohio Attorney General has said that another cannabis legalization proposal in that state isnâ€™t up to muster, citing issues with language and licensing requirements.
There seem to be plenty ofÂ pros and consÂ to legalization in California, butÂ here is what Gavin Newsom has to say about a smarter approach to California laws. And, as a refresher, these are the key players in the debate in thatÂ state.
Andâ€¦.the trouble with Uruguay