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Steve Hawkins: Passing the cannabis bill is a racial justice imperative

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A 2020 ACLU report found Black Vermonters are 4.4 times as likely to be arrested for cannabis as whites, despite almost identical use rates. The availability of home cultivation is also marred by racial disparities.

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Steve Hawkins: Passing the cannabis bill is a racial justice imperative

Steve Hawkins: Passing the cannabis bill is a racial justice imperative

A 2020 ACLU report found Black Vermonters are 4.4 times as likely to be arrested for cannabis as whites, despite almost identical use rates. The availability of home cultivation is also ...

Illinois Legislature Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Illinois Legislature Passes Cannabis Legalization Bill

Illinois is set to be the eleventh state to legalize recreational cannabis.

Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect today

Virginia’s marijuana decriminalization law goes into effect today

Possession of up to one ounce is now just a $25 fine, and medical dispensaries should open later this year.

Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law

Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law

The governor of Virginia signed a pair of identical bills on Thursday to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. Following the lawmakers’ initial passage of the measures in March, ...

Michigan Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization

Michigan Voters Approve Marijuana Legalization

Michigan just became the latest state to legalize cannabis.

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director

The nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced it has hired Steve Hawkins to serve as its next executive director.

Adult-use marijuana advances in New Mexico as House panel OKs legalization bill

Adult-use marijuana advances in New Mexico as House panel OKs legalization bill

Recreational cannabis legalization appears to be gathering steam in New Mexico under a Democratic-controlled Legislature and a new governor who supports recreational MJ if there are ...

Marijuana advocates hit unexpected roadblocks

Marijuana advocates hit unexpected roadblocks

Advocates of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes scored their most significant legislative victory of the year Friday when the Illinois state House gave final approval to a ...

Michigan Voters Approve Recreational Cannabis

Michigan Voters Approve Recreational Cannabis

North Dakota, Utah and Missouri also had ballot initiatives for use of pot within the states

Vermont, N.H. Both Could Delay Marijuana Bills

Vermont, N.H. Both Could Delay Marijuana Bills

After the movement to legalize marijuana scored several victories in New England, pot proponents have come up against unexpected stumbling blocks in New

Opinion: Connecticut must reform marijuana laws to resolve disparities

Opinion: Connecticut must reform marijuana laws to resolve disparities

Blacks are four times as likely than whites to be arrested for pot possession in Connecticut

Social Equity In Cannabis: 'This Is The Way That Our Industry Is Expanding'

Social Equity In Cannabis: 'This Is The Way That Our Industry Is Expanding'

“Social equity in cannabis has to look like America.” That’s how Steve Hawkins, executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project, kicked off a conversation on...

Michigan Voters Just Approved Full Marijuana Legalization

Michigan Voters Just Approved Full Marijuana Legalization

Michigan voters approved a measure to fully legalize marijuana on Tuesday, making it the first …