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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 […]

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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 »

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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 […]

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New Jersey to start recreational marijuana sales April 21

TRENTON, N.J. — Recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey for those 21 and older will begin April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. “This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry,” said Murphy, who made the announcement via Twitter. Read more »

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