Category Archives: Laws

Legal Cannabis is Stimulating the Economy

It’s no surprise that cannabis is a successful business. It may, however, be a shock to learn that in Oregon alone the recreational cannabis industry brought in $1.2 billion in 2016 alone. To say that cannabis is a booming economic industry is saying it lightly. “Cannabis is a job-creation machine,” Oregon economist Beau Whitney told Marijuana.com. …

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Cannabis Legalization Did Not Increase Teen Use

A concern among many parents is that their child will experiment with drugs. And, in particular, they wonder if their child will ever engage in the readily available cannabis. These concerns were heightened with the passage of Washington Initiative 502, which legalized small amounts of marijuana for adults over 21 years old. But, were their …

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3 Reasons H.R. 420 Might Pass in 2019

Representative Earl Blumenauer’s (D, OR) H.R. 420 in the 116th Congress (2019-2020) is currently making its way through subcommittees, for consideration in the House later this year. This bill, named the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act” would remove cannabis from its federal status as a Schedule I drug, and allow it to be controlled and …

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