Politics + Legalization

Frustrations Boil Over Massachusetts Cannabis Equity Delays

Tensions and frustrations building for years have spilled into Massachusetts' cannabis regulatory meetings in the past few weeks. Advocates have…

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More Cannabis Workers Are Unionizing as Legalization Rolls Forward

Cannabis industry workers are winning key battles to unionize and make labor provisions a part of legalization proposals. On January…

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The Mental Gymnastics of Anti-Vaping Legislators

With a new round of legislative hearing looming ahead there is no doubt that vaping—and various prohibition strategies—will be at…

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California’s Mushroom Decrim Campaign Cleared to Begin Voter Signature Drive

The effort to decriminalize and legalize psilocybin mushrooms throughout California has received official approval to move forward. Decriminalize California, the…

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Protests as Cuomo Blocks Addiction Meds Access for Poor New Yorkers

Late on January 1, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a last-minute veto on a bill that would have ended barriers for…

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Flavored Vapes: The Partial US Ban Brings Very Mixed Feelings

It was a cold, rainy morning when I walked into “Happy Habits,” our local vape store in the Hudson Valley.…

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World’s First Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Panel Starts Work in Denver

The first ever Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review Panel in the US is about to start work in Denver, Colorado. In…

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Trump Administration Must Balance Protecting Teens With Saving Adult Smokers

Second only to impeachment, vaping has dominated the news cycle in Washington and across the country since this summer. After…

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Congressional Fix Denies DC Voters Their Wish for Legal Cannabis Sales

This might not be the biggest news to come out of Washington, DC this week, but it has major significance…

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Why the Style of Mimi Rocah’s District Attorney Run Raises Concerns

I have the unique experience of having worked for 11 different district attorney campaigns. One of the things I’ve learned…

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