Washington, DC’s absurd weed scene shows why the MORE Act just passed a vote

This week, the House Judiciary Committee voted to pass the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or the MORE Act, to decriminalize weed at the federal level. As lawmakers in the Capitol debated this move, all around them in the District of Columbia, the herb in question was circulating widely, being “gifted” and enjoyed freely, if not for free, and perfectly legal. This contradiction between local and federal law is precisely why the MORE Act was drafted. Right now, federally, marijuana is [...]

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Recreational marijuana may mean changes for rural communities in Michigan

In November, Michigan voters will decide if they want to legalize recreational marijuana. Supporters say the industry that develops should be an economic boost for rural Michigan. But legalization has been a mixed bag for rural parts of Colorado. On a lonely prairie in southern Colorado, two acres of marijuana plants grow inside a pristine greenhouse. Sam Toman, chief of business development for Strawberry Fields, points to a row of marijuana plants at one of the cultivation facilities he oversees in rural Pueblo County. “We’re [...]

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