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Democrats urge feds to update banking ‘red flags’ on legal marijuana businesses 

BY: - November 17, 2023

The federal government unfairly penalizes state-legal marijuana businesses whose owners have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes, restricting them from loans and other banking tools, a group of U.S. Senate and House Democrats wrote to the Treasury Department asking for a change in policy. The group of 20 lawmakers, who mostly represent states where recreational marijuana […]

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Good government watchdog calls out flood of pot, casino cash flowing to NC lawmakers

BY: - August 28, 2023

Veteran campaign finance watchdog Bob Hall, the former longtime executive director of the group Democracy North Carolina who helped expose former Democratic House Speaker Jim Black’s corruption in the early 2000’s, is out with another damning bit of research. In a press release distributed this morning, Hall called attention to the fact that North Carolina […]

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As more states legalize pot, their uneven safety rules can pose a risk

BY: - July 10, 2023

Amid the growing acceptance and legalization of cannabis use across the country, a concerning reality has emerged: The state-by-state patchwork of safety regulations can leave marijuana consumers wandering through a haze of uncertainty, exposing them to potential risks. Under federal law, marijuana is illegal — period. So, it’s up to individual states to determine their […]