Panel: How Cannabis Has Been Used as a Tool for Oppression.

On July 15th, Marijuana Policy Project held a series of panels titled, “Reimagining Justice: Race, Cannabis & Policing,” with cannabis business and culture leaders such as Viola Founder Al Harrington, Actor Seth Rogan, and Activist Natalie Papillion.


Michigan’s social equity regulations lacking.

More and more social equity programs are being spearheaded across the country. This push is important, and it is equally as important to assess the programs, and revise them according to their current shortfalls and blindspots. MJbizdaily’s coverage on Michigan’s program is a great example, with a bulleted list of “What can be improved” for the state and beyond. Read

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Social Equity Licenses revived in L.A.

Although policies are taking steps in the right direction, business owners and cannabis operators continue to express concern over dysfunctional licensing processes. https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/los-angeles-boost-ailing-legal-marijuana-market-71418124


Bernie Sanders takes a stand for decriminalization on the Senate Floor.

This story was first reported on Marijuana Moment. https://www.marijuanamoment.net/bernie-sanders-calls-for-marijuana-legalization-in-senate-floor-speech-on-policing-reform/


Cannabis Justice is Racial Justice.

Take action for black lives here. (And don’t forget, silence = violence.) Learn more about the ongoing war on drugs with this article by the Marijuana Policy Project.


Ben & Jerry’s on White Supremacy.

Ben & Jerry’s published the following: The murder of George Floyd was the result of inhumane police brutality that is perpetuated by a culture of white supremacy. What happened to George Floyd was not the result of a bad apple; it was the predictable consequence of a racist and prejudiced system and culture that has treated Black bodies as the

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How Vertical Integration Is Ruining Medical Cannabis In Florida

“In the last 18 months though, [MedMen has] been among the hardest hit by a trend of market corrections, culminating in Interim CEO Ryan Lissack telling CNN that, “While vertical integration has been a big focus in the industry, our growing belief is that cannabis is evolving like every other consumer vertical: with a fragmented value chain and specialists at

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Colorado cannabis firm takes pay issue to US Supreme Court

“The closely watched case could have broad implications on how state-legal marijuana businesses compensate employees.” https://mjbizdaily.com/colorado-cannabis-firm-appeals-to-us-supreme-court-over-overtime-pay/


Medical Marijuana: Reasonable and Necessary Medical Care for Injured Workers?

"…Here in Pennsylvania, employers and workers’ compensation carriers remain in legal limbo, waiting on judicial guidance from the state’s highest courts in the face of ever increasing claims from injured workers to pay for medical marijuana. Will it be considered reasonable and necessary medical treatment under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act?" Article by Francis X. Wickersham for Law.com. https://www.law.com/thelegalintelligencer/2020/05/23/medical-marijuana-reasonable-and-necessary-medical-care-for-injured-workers/?slreturn=20200425011414


High-stakes retail wager: Q&A with marijuana publisher High Times chair, new CEO

"High Times is attempting to break into the retail sector through an $80 million cash and stock deal to acquire 13 operating and planned cannabis outlets from Harvest Health & Recreation – this at a time when the economy is facing a major downturn." https://mjbizdaily.com/marijuana-publisher-high-times-chair-new-ceo/