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Study 76% of U.S. cannabis consumers want criminal justice reform
"[Cannabis consumers] support the movement towards a more just society, one that gives back to communities in need, provides greater opportunities to black business owners and makes amends to those who were imprisoned under now defunct cannabis laws in legal states by expunging their criminal records."
Biden-Sanders task force members push for legalizing marijuana and other drug reforms
"Two members of a criminal justice task force organized by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and former rival Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) recently discussed why they feel the criminalization of marijuana is an untenable policy."
Nevada pardons thousands convicted of marijuana possession
The state of Nevada voted unanimously to pardon thousands of people convicted of possessing a small amount of marijuana. Nevada joins other states such as Illinois and Washington in pardoning marijuana convictions following the legalization of cannabis.
Criminalization that never should have been: cannabis
"One common pretext provided by police for [these] citizen interactions is that they suspect that someone has either used or is in possession of marijuana. That is why Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) has suggested the need to amend federal anti-marijuana laws during the recent hearing on policing practices."
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Cannabis Disruption: June 12, 2020
A global pandemic has “disrupted” the world. In many cases, COVID has been a catalyst to accelerate change that was already in progress. Momentum behind “cannabis disruption” has been building for years, and the industry is on the verge of causing major disruption to numerous multibillion-dollar industries. Cannabis has already made inroads into the $65 billion+ pain management category as patients opt for medical marijuana instead of opioids and senior citizens utilize THC inhalers and cannabis balms to manage arthritis and other chronic pain. As research unlocks novel uses of cannabis, billions of dollars of health & wellness, pharma, alcohol & beverage, and cosmetics market share is in play.