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Graham Cooper

New Mexico fast-tracking towards weed legalization

Overshadowed by the monolith of a New York bill, another New state is getting very close to legalization. After not being heard during the regular sessions in the state senate, the Governor of New Mexico called a special session in...

Schumer hints that federal legalization is coming soon

New York may have been the straw that broke the federal camel’s back. During a press conference, Senator Chuck Schumer was asked about a bill that would legalize marijuana, and he claimed “we’ll be introducing legislation with a few of...

First black woman-owned dispensary opens on the east coast

Anyone who lives in or near Massachusetts, raise your hand. Better yet, take a drive to Brockton and check out the very first Cannabis dispensary owned by a Black woman. Called Legal Greens, Vanessa Jean-Baptiste opened her doors this past...

Update on White House Staff firings

The blowback from firings at the White House due to past marijuana use has not subsided, and they’ve been forced to make another statement on the issue. 30 Democratic members of Congress sent a letter to the White House basically...

So what’s in this New York legal marijuana bill?

The big news today is that a bill to legalize marijuana in New York has finally been crafted. Here are the bits that you need to know (via NYT): Creates “consumption sites” where marijuana can be smoked legally, but not alcohol. Allows...

Colorado increases possession limit

One of more heartwarming efforts in Cannabis legalization is seeing money go to those most affected by the War on Drugs. These are typically communities with a high percentage of people of color. It’s being written into bills in...

Cannabis Products to buy from Black-Owned Businesses

Portland Monthly put together a great list of products you can get (some regional, most available online depending on your state) that come from businesses that are Black-owned. Royalty Spirits Exotic Berry CBD Mixer Like so many of us, Chaunci King...

Nationwide Update on Legalization

Let’s take our trademarked dive into some state updates on legalization efforts across the country. We’ll begin at the federal level, where Biden seems to be wavering and then unwavering in his stance. Word broke last week that past marijuana use...

Confusion as white house staff seems to be forced out due to marijuana use

News broke this morning that five staffers at the White House were asked to resign due to marijuana use in the past. Press Secretary Psaki insists there were additional reasons, including harder drug use, but no details were given. There were...

Watch Senators speak on Marijuana

by: Graham Cooper | on March 18, 2021 | No Comments Earlier today an interesting little video was streamed from Chuck Schumer’s youtube channel on marijuana reform. They’re hanging out on the balcony, discussing weed. Sounds like a typical Saturday...

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