ICYMI: Friday Roll Up

Kathryn Blume 23 Dec 2018

“Here’s the quantifiable truth: America’s marijuana laws are not applied or enforced in the same way for all people. We can’t let our country keep making the same mistakes of the past — it’s time to legalize marijuana at the federal level.”
– Sen. Kamala Harris

A coal-free Christmas stocking just stuffed full of news!


With Signing Of 2018 Farm Bill, Vermont Agency Of Agriculture issues Hemp Guidance

Unidden: Trip to Grassachusetts

Unhidden: Queer, Queued, and Recreational at the Northampton Dispensary

Heady Vermont Visits BTV Ward 6 To Talk Cannabis

Employers seek looser drug-testing laws after pot legalized

The Cannabis Catch-Up: Seeing Through the Haze

Dozens Turn Out Seeking To Expunge Old Convictions

Marijuana panel wants roadside testing before regulated market opens

Commission’s Final Report Charts Path To Retail Pot Sales

Vt. Pot Panel: Testing Before Legalization

Vermont panel proposes 26 percent tax rate on pot sales in report

Marijuana commission finishes report on ‘tax & regulate’ system


Cannabis Legalization Accelerating In The Northeast




 New Hampshire

 New Jersey

 New York











 Growing and Making




 Law Enforcement




Sen. Cory Booker joked about giving marijuana-infused brownies to Sen. Lindsey Graham, who replied that he could use some “right now.”

  • Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tweeted, “I am excited that the First Step Act has passed through the Senate; it’s a huge step forward for criminal justice. I wish @SenCoryGardner’s amendment, leaving marijuana policy and regulation to individual states, had been included. We must change America’s outdated cannabis laws.”
  • Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA)  tweeted, “While the criminal justice bill going through Congress is a first step, we need to be bolder to finally end mass incarceration in America: ✅ End cash bail ✅ End mandatory minimum sentencing ✅ Ban private prisons ✅ Legalize marijuana”
  • The evolution of congressional Republicans on criminal justice and marijuana.


 Social Justice











 Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands














 Rhode Island

 South Carolina




 Virgin Islands






Is The United Nations Finally Coming Around About Cannabis?







 New Zealand 

 South Africa


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