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Every Cannabis Dispensary Is An Essential Business

The great coronavirus pandemic of 2020 has made it, literally, official: America, from coast to coast, has embraced cannabis. Of the 47 states that have legalized medical cannabis, all have classified medical dispensaries as essential businesses exempt from any orders for businesses generally to close. Of the 11 states that have legalized cannabis entirely, only Massachusetts has deemed…

Why Legalizing Cannabis Has Not Yet Stopped the War on Drugs in Washington

The so-called War on Drugs was mostly a war on marijuana. Drug testing has mostly been marijuana testing, and when police arrested people for drug crimes, it was disproportionately black and brown people found in possession of, or selling, small amounts of marijuana which are now available legally in a very competitive retail industry. Those…