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San Francisco Announces the City Will Overturn Thousands of Marijuana Convictions

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As California enters its second full year of marijuana legalization, legal weed enterprises, farms, and dispensaries are booming. The state of California itself made brought in around $74.2 million in marijuana industry tax revenue during the second quarter of 2018 alone. Yet for some California residents, legalization came too late. Until this week, marijuana convictions […]

Canada Becomes First Industrialized Nation To Legalize Marijuana

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Canada became the first industrialized nation to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, but a lawful buzz will be hard to come by in its biggest cities like Toronto and Vancouver, which will have no stores open. Weed enthusiasts in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s easternmost province, kicked off the first permissible sales at midnight. Over 100 […]

San Francisco To Expunge All Marijuana Convictions And Arrests Dating Back To 1975

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Thousands of San Francisco residents convicted of marijuana offenses since 1975 will see those convictions dismissed or reduced under an effort announced on Wednesday by the city’s district attorney. California’s Proposition 64, which legalized recreational pot use and possession and reduced criminal penalties, allowed people to ask a court to reduce or dismiss past marijuana […]

Vermont Becomes Ninth State To Legalize Marijuana

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Vermont became the ninth U.S. state and third in the Northeast to legalize recreational marijuana use on Monday when Republican Governor Phil Scott signed a bill passed by the legislature earlier this month. The law legalizes possession of up to 1 ounce of the drug, two mature plants and up to four immature plants by […]

Stores Packed As California Begins Recreational Weed Sales

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California began selling recreational marijuana today in what’s seen as a milestone in the mainstreaming of the weed, and hundreds lined up to buy it. Lines formed outside stores licensed to sell the drug long before opening hours, and store owners said they had stocked up in expectation of huge demand. “It is probably our […]