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Illinois Looking to De-Criminalize
May27

Illinois Looking to De-Criminalize

This is not re-legalization but it’s not a poke in the eye, either.  Illinois, a state along the Mississippi River, may de-criminalize.  I keep harping on how re-legalization needs a heartland state to pull the center of the nation along.  This isn’t that, yet, but it’s an encouraging herald of things to come.  Here’s more:   In 2012, Chicago City Council voted to move to civil instead of criminal...

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“Dear Next President . . .”
May26

“Dear Next President . . .”

If you come to Hail Mary Jane to join the on-going talk about cannabis politics, you will want to read this post.  The Brookings Institute has produced a memo to the next president on the issue of cannabis.  It’s a longer piece and worth every word.  Here’s a taste: Public opinion on marijuana policy has changed rapidly over the past 20 years. Huge majorities of Americans nationally and at the state-level support medical...

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About Tomorrow:  What If Trump Wins?
May25

About Tomorrow: What If Trump Wins?

We are five months and two weeks from the 2016 election.  If the Democrats pick Bernie Sanders as their presidential candidate all the polls to date show he defeats Republican, Donald Trump handily [assuming Trump is that party’s candidate].  Out of the current crop of candidates Bernie seems to be the green knight many of us want to see in office.   If the Dem’s pick Hillary Clinton the outcome of the election...

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Tennessee:  Small Steps / Right Direction
May24

Tennessee: Small Steps / Right Direction

The states of the old confederacy are some conservative places, but even there small steps in the direction of re-legal cannabis are being taken.  Attend: On the criminal front: Legislation signed into law reduces marijuana possession penalties for repeat offenders.  House Bill 1478 amends third-time marijuana possession offenses from a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison, to a misdemeanor offense, punishable by no...

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Relegalized Cannabis Would Equal 28 Billion in Taxes
May23

Relegalized Cannabis Would Equal 28 Billion in Taxes

What’s the current estimate of the tax value of nationwide legal cannabis?  $ 28,000,000,000.00  – that’s a big number. The imposition of conventional tax rates on the commercial production and retail sale of cannabis nationwide would yield an estimated $28 billion in federal, state, and local tax revenue, according to an analysis provided by The Tax Foundation – an independent think-tank based in Washington,...

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Upcoming Events: Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition
May22

Upcoming Events: Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition

Wednesday, June 15 will be the opening day of the 3rd Annual Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo (CWCBE) in New York; a gathering where some of the sharpest minds in the cannabis industry assemble to provide business solutions and expertise in the presence of potential partners and investors.   The International Cannabis Association (ICA) will host the event. They are a company dedicated to the evolution of the cannabis...

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