June 29, 2017

Over 90 per day.

That's how many Americans died of opioid overdose in 2015 alone... and the death toll continues to rise, to the tune of a 439 percent increase in overdose deaths since 1999. Each year, opioids kill more people than car accidents and fatal shootings, contributing to drug overdose...

June 20, 2017

The Trump administration has built its brand partly around deregulation and draining the proverbial political swamp – something one might think of as positive for states hoping to pass cannabis legislation. The reality, though, is anything but - with a (typically anti-cannabis) Republican majority o...

June 8, 2017

We may not have the peanuts and Cracker Jacks, but we have a real pressure cooker going on here, bottom of the ninth with regards to marijuana policy. Up at bat is the captain of the Trump Administration players' anti-legalization brigade, Attorney General Jeff Sessions. But as Sessions went up to b...

April 25, 2017

If the annual report card grading each state’s medical marijuana law were anything like the report cards received in high school, 36 percent of the states would be heading right to the principal’s office. Out of the 44 states that now have some type of legal medical marijuana program in place, 16 of...

April 20, 2017

No fewer than 13 marijuana bills have hit Congress in recent months, and, if passed, the vast majority of them could have vastly positive impacts on the cannabis industry. We focused on the 10 bills that fall into potentially positive territory, and two others that could bring positive or negat...

March 27, 2017

While support for legalizing marijuana may have not yet soared to the same peak for the general population as it did for young adults living in Haight-Ashbury in the summer or 1969, the numbers continue to get, well, higher. A total of 57 percent of U.S. adults said they were in favor of legalizing...

March 11, 2017

"Eat your green beans or there'll be 6 weeks of solitary!"

Seems Attorney General Jeff Sessions is still debating how to prosecute federal marijuana laws in states with legal weed, if his March 9th interview with Hugh Hewitt is any indication. We’re guessing AG Sessions doesn’t read the D9S blog, so...

March 10, 2017

When it comes to discussing marijuana legislation, it seems politicians have an inability to speak with coherence. It's a matter of two steps forward, then three back, as if performing a Do-Si-Do. Regardless, it's clear that the issue is on the minds of constituents everywhere. It used to be that po...

March 3, 2017

On February 23rd, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told the media he expected a federal crackdown on legal marijuana states. Though Spicer specified that he predicted the Department of Justice would only be going after recreational and not medical marijuana, his announcement raised concerns o...

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