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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 …

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WeedWeek – Legalization “Might really be here”

“With Democrats set to control both houses of Congress, the cannabis world is giddy at the prospect of federal reform. But even with strong support from Democrats, and a smattering of Republicans, huge questions remain about what, if anything, will be accomplished in the legislatively. The first and most important question involves what’s possible. Is federal legalization on the table …

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Bloom & Oil – Growing Pains in Sonoma County Starting to Hurt

“It’s been four years since California’s voters decided to legalize adult-use cannabis. Though the bill was passed in 2016, the market didn’t truly kickoff until January 1, 2018. In that time, the state has gone from taking two years to amass $1 billion collected in taxes (a figure which does not include locally imposed taxes) to accomplishing the feat in one …

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High Times – Survey Finds Majority of Americans View Cannabis As Less Harmful Than Alcohol

“As more information becomes available, attitudes toward the potential health implications of cannabis continue to evolve. The country’s evolved attitudes toward marijuana has brought a majority of Americans to the conclusion that legalization advocates have preached for decades: alcohol is more dangerous than pot. That is the takeaway of new survey data published recently in the journal Addictive Behavior, which showed …