Oregon cannabis lawDespite all that has been going on with the Clinton-Trump-Johnson-Stein race, voters interested in how cannabis will be treated in their states need to look at down ballot races as well. November’s state-level elections carry particular importance to the medical and recreational cannabis communities, who rely on friendly state law in the face of federal

Cannabis clubsBefore the wave of cannabis reform that has swept the United States over recent years, Amsterdam’s cannabis “coffee shops” were the quintessential international icon of legal cannabis consumption. Yet, even as more and more states legalize cannabis, laws allowing consumption in social establishments are all but nonexistent. Will cannabis clubs in the United States ever

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Jon Murray, a reporter for the Denver Post, had an article in Politico magazine salaciously titled The Marijuana Industry’s War on the Poor. Despite the title, the article contained relatively straight-forward reporting on the impacts marijuana businesses can have on certain communities. Denver has many marijuana facilities — 210 stores that sell medical or recreational marijuana, 63 that both grow it and sell it at retail, and 211 standalone grow operations. Many of the grow centers are located in poor and heavily minority sections of town. This density of demand and its location in only certain areas of the city has two major community impacts: odor impacts and higher rents. 
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The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) today issued a decision rejecting Nebraska and Oklahoma’s challenge to Colorado’s marijuana legalization. By a 6-2 vote, the Justices denied Nebraska and Oklahoma’s motion for leave to file a complaint, without providing an explanation.

The Court’s two most conservative Justices, Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito