Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?
Feb08

Which Direction for the Business of Cannabis?

Until our potential opponents make their move the emerging cannabis industry keeps puffing along.  Let’s take a look at the shape of our battlefield.   But it’s hard to see much anxiety watching the comings and goings inside DeAngelo’s dispensary, which these days looks more like a Whole Foods than the shady corner bodegas such operations long resembled. Well-mannered hipsters with encyclopedic knowledge of bud...

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Parents & Kids Smoke Weed . . . Together
Jan30
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Counter-punching Trump on Cannabis Re-Legalization
Jan26

Counter-punching Trump on Cannabis Re-Legalization

The inauguration has passed.  Cannabis re-legalization is now in the ring with the new Trump administration.  The two circle one another.  Cannabis re-legalization never takes its’ attention off the Trump-troops.  Because this is, at least for the moment, their fight.  We can only know what to do based on what they do.  We must be ready to counter-punch. Does Trump turn the decision over to the states? Does he just say “it’s legal,”...

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Next Re-Legalization Wave Taking Shape
Jan26

Next Re-Legalization Wave Taking Shape

It does not matter what the new administration does or does not do in regards to re-legalizing cannabis.  The states have taken the ball and are moving swiftly towards the goal.  Here’s what the early shape of the next wave looks like.   Legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana, a rush of legislative activity that supporters hope...

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What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?
Jan24

What Will Trump Do About Cannabis ?

What will the Trump administration do when it comes to cannabis policy?  Here’s an excerpt from a post on “The Hill.”   Thought you would enjoy this.   The new administration will have at least six options [for cannabis policy]. Shut it down. The administration could crack down on marijuana businesses in states that have legalized for nonmedical purposes . . . Shape the markets. The DOJ could use its discretion...

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Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization
Jan24

Law Enforcement Leaning Towards Re-Legalization

The people who work in law enforcement tend to be a conservative sub-group in our society.  Even here, however, the benefits and good sense of re-legalizing cannabis is being recognized.  Here’s more:   Nearly seven in ten police officers believe that marijuana ought to be legally regulated for either medicinal or recreational purposes, according to a Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 law enforcement personnel....

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