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Graham Cooper

Woody Harrelson Opens Cannabis Dispensary in West Hollywood

Woody Harrelson is a big pot smoker, proven by his new business venture in the weed industry. Last week, Harrelson opened a dispensary in the hip West Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Judging from images of the interior, it’s a...

California Plans to Strip one Marijuana Tax to Combat Black Market

Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, has released a budget proposal for May that would strip the Cultivation Tax from being collected during the cultivation of marijuana. This would lower the overall cost of purchase once it hits retail stores...

For Second Year, Overdose Deaths Surpassed 100,000

The opioid epidemic continues in the US, with the amount of overdose deaths reaching a new height of 108,000 in 2021. This is the second year in a row that deaths have surpassed 100,000. New data has just been published...

Company Introduces Psychedelic Shrooms in Nasal Spray

Madrigal Mental Care, a biopharmaceutical company from Israel, has announced a nasal spray with the purpose to treat PTSD and anxiety. Nanoparticles of psilocybin are in the spray, along with ketamine and MDMA. The spray will be introduced fully at...

Roe v. Wade Debate is tied to Drug Decriminalization

The abortion debate has been raging in the American discourse for the past couple days due to a draft majority opinion paper leaked from Justice Samuel Alito. His opinion is that Roe v. Wade went too far in its...

Man Sells Weed Out of a Vending Machine, Makes $2k a day

Here’s some ingenuity in the weed industry. Despite, or perhaps due to, working on the illicit side of things. A local Detroit news station reports that a man’s house was raided after getting a tip that he was selling weed...

The Loophole in Nevada that allows Felony Prosecution of Marijuana

The weed business is booming in Las Vegas, with eventual plans for cannabis-friendly hotels opening in the city, and one of the biggest cannabis expos held there every year. But elsewhere in the state of Nevada, things aren’t so...

Exactly How Successful was New Jersey’s Marijuana Launch Last Week?

One of the bigger high profile launches of retail this year happened the day after 4/20 in New Jersey. At 13 locations, there were lines out the door and streaming down the street. So all signs were pointing to...

Legal Weed Coming to New York by Fall

Regulations were created last month for giving out Cannabis licenses in the state of New York, and that process should come full circle by fall of 2022, according to Cannabis Control Board Chair Tremaine Wright at a public forum...

Majority of Americans Support Overdose Prevention Centers

The idea of a center that allows drugs to be injected in a safe and non-legal environment is something that is initially difficult to wrap our logical heads around. How is this not supporting, or even encouraging, drug-use? It’s an...

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State Policy Weekly Update 5/20/2022

This week’s update highlights legislative developments in Delaware, Rhode Island, Louisiana and Massachusetts!  California  AB 2188, which protects the employment rights...
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