State governments may gain money from legal cannabis, but the feds would actually lose money should prohibition end. The post Enormous Tax Revenue Is Exactly Why The Feds Won’t Legalize Cannabis appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
Montana activists are turning in more than 130,000 signatures on Friday to qualify a pair of legalization initiatives for the November ballot. While the coronavirus pandemic took a major hit on the New Approach Montana campaign, forcing a temporary suspension of signature gathering during critical months, they relaunched the process […]
One top cannabis executive believes the feds will soon be forced to end prohibition nationwide within the next couple years. The post This CEO Says Marijuana Will Be Federally Legal By 2022 appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
The lower house of Switzerland’s Federal Assembly approved a bill paving the way for a pilot research program that would permit the temporary production and distribution of cannabis to adults for recreational purposes. While an important milestone, the vote in early June is also symbolic of the sluggish pace at […]
A Federal Reserve Bank district recently published a short analysis outlining the potential benefits and consequences of state-level marijuana legalization, noting the economic impact of the policy change as well as the possibility that people will use cannabis as a substitute for alcohol. It’s a complicated issue for policymakers, an […]
“Black and brown lives matter and we owe it to our country and to ourselves to take tangible steps toward dismantling many of the power structures that perpetuate injustice. Marijuana prohibition is simply one of them.” By Erik Altier, NORML On May 25th, George Floyd was killed on camera by […]
States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts […]
Once Colorado and Washington allowed legal marijuana sales, tourism and hotel bookings saw major bumps. The post Study: Legalizing Marijuana Results In Major Tourism Spike appeared first on The Fresh Toast.
In November 2012, my Colorado neighbors and I voted to legalize adult-use cannabis. The following month, Gov. John Hickenlooper signed Amendment 64 into the state constitution, immediately legalizing the cultivation, possession and use of marijuana – though the legal sales would take more than a year to begin. Shortly after […]
Determining the legal age to allow consumption of various vices is a matter that’s hardly ever agreed upon. The post Researchers Say This Is The Optimal Age For Using Marijuana appeared first on The Fresh Toast.