Can Cannabis Class Help the Industry Legalize? Growers Are Doubtful
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Standing in a warehouse outside downtown Rochester, Jeffrey Medford watered his cannabis crop under industrial lights. He’s among the many growers who’ve transformed the city’s network of defunct factories into sophisticated indoor farms. Mr. Medford, 58, who has grown cannabis for nearly a decade after a career as a carpenter, would typically be […]
Congressman Previews Bill To Protect Federal Workers From Losing Security Clearances Due To Marijuana
As Congress works to end federal marijuana prohibition, one key lawmaker says he will soon be introducing a bill aimed at protecting federal workers from being denied security clearances over marijuana. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) previewed his forthcoming legislation during a hearing on marijuana legalization that was held on Tuesday in a House Oversight subcommittee that he […]
Where cannabis legalization efforts stand across the country
State lawmakers are still wary of weed. Last year, four states legalized marijuana through their legislatures. So far in 2022, only one — Rhode Island — has managed to legalize recreational marijuana, even though public support for liberalizing cannabis laws remains at an all-time high. Read more »
Tax cut for California pot industry: Too little, too late?
LOS ANGELES — California’s governor on Friday proposed a temporary tax cut for the state’s struggling legal marijuana industry, but businesses said it falls far short of what’s needed to revive a foundering pot economy. Broad legal sales began in California in 2018, but the industry has been burdened by hefty taxes that can approach […]