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Impacts of Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: A Report

Colorado released a new report from the state’s Division of Criminal Justice that is shedding light on the impact of marijuana legalization in the state, nearly eight years after voters there passed an historic ballot measure to end prohibition on pot. The report, released this month, provides a wide array of data points detailing how legalization has …

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Nevada Declares Cannabis Not Performance Enhancing—Legalizes Use For MMA Athletes

The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted to lift its longtime ban on athletes using marijuana, opening the door for boxers and mixed-martial artists competing on the sport’s biggest stage to freely and openly use cannabis. The commission regulates combat sports in the state, and is thus the regulatory authority that sets the rules for marquee Ultimate Fighting …

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The New Beginning: First-Ever Congressional Bill To Decriminalize Drug Possession

A first-ever bill to federally decriminalize possession of currently illicit drugs—and incentivize states to follow suit—is being introduced in Congress. The measure, which will be filed later this week, is timed to coincide with the 50-year anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s declaration of a war on drugs that has contributed to mass incarceration, disproportionately impacted …

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Himachal Pradesh to Legalise Cannabis Cultivation

While the use of cannabis has sparked a debate globally, its legalisation in India, for cultivation nonetheless, has also raised hopes and eyebrows. Announcing the decision during the recent budget session of the assembly, chief minister Jai Ram Thakur said, “The cannabis produced in the state is of high quality and there is potential to …

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Where do you belong in this fight against COVID-19

The world has been taken by surprise by the COVID-19 pandemic. While some are calling it the 3rd world war, others believe it to be nature’s response to our continued exploitation of Earth’s natural resources. However, something that’s common for all is the global lockdown and social distancing. It is easy to feel isolated and …

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