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High Times – Amazon Gives the Green Light to Marijuana

“Online retail powerhouse Amazon announced on Tuesday that it would support efforts to legalize marijuana at the federal level and would no longer test applicants for most U.S. jobs for cannabis use. The policy changes were announced in a blog post from Amazon CEO Dave Clark that was published by the company on June 1. In the statement, Clark wrote that …

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High Times – New Poll Shows Cannabis Delivery Has Had Increasing Popularity And Demand

“The demand for cannabis delivery appears to have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic. Will it remain popular? During the pandemic, cannabis delivery and drive-thru options became more of a hot topic than ever before. In addition to the logistics and safety it provides, delivery offers a stress-free, convenient system that is here to stay. According to a recent poll from Ganja Goddess, a …

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WeedWeek – 321,000 Americans work in cannabis

“More than 320,000 Americans work in cannabis, according to a new report from Leafly and Whitney Economics. As the pandemic devastated entire sectors of the economy last year, the legal cannabis sector added 77,300 jobs, more than twice as many as it added in 2019. The country has more than twice as many cannabis workers as dentists. The job growth, which includes plant-touching and …

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Mary Magazine – Jay-Z and Monogram Challenge National Drug Policy In New Campaign

“Shawn ‘JAY-Z’ Carter and his cannabis brand, MONOGRAM launch a nationwide awareness campaign focused on cannabis law. The out-of-home and digital series draws attention to the hypocrisy of current regulations governing cannabis throughout the United States, with shockingly factual headlines set against the backdrop of eight striking portraits of individuals who have been charged for cannabis-related offenses. With 45 years …

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High Times – House Members Call On Biden To Pardon Cannabis Convictions

“Members of Congress penned a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to pardon nonviolent cannabis offenders. President Joe Biden received a letter from 37 members of Congress on Thursday urging him to issue a blanket pardon for nonviolent offenders with convictions for federal marijuana crimes. The letter was led by Rep. Barbara Lee and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, the co-chairs of the Congressional …

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High Times – UFC Decides Marijuana No Longer Violates Anti-Doping Rules

“Under the new policy, MMA fighters will no longer be penalized for off-duty cannabis use. Mixed martial arts promoter Ultimate Fighting Championship and the United States Anti-Doping Agency announced on Thursday that marijuana would no longer be banned for fighters in most cases. UFC and USADA officials said that they have made significant changes ‘in the handling of cannabis and …

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Broccoli Report – The Weed Books Are Coming

“Back in 2018, Broccoli talked to a literary agent about making a weed book. That particular agent said that she didn’t see a market for it. Now, everyone reading this newsletter would’ve known in 2018 that the aforementioned literary agent was wrong, and an ever-expanding list of genre-spanning titles is quietly demonstrating that the market for cannabis-themed books may be broader …