Bernie Says He’d Legalize Cannabis Through Executive Order

Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has long been ahead of the curve when it comes to cannabis reform, but this week he took his support for legalization a huge step further. During an appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast on Tuesday, Sanders announced that, if elected, he wouldn’t merely support congressional legislation to […]

Cannabis Legalization Leaders Weigh 2019’s Wins and Losses

Over the past seven months cannabis legalization advocates have achieved some remarkable victories in states across the nation. So far 2019 has been a hallmark year. Those big wins include: 2019 so far: One big win (Illinois) and many smaller victories in New York, New Jersey, and on Capitol Hill. There have been setbacks as well. […]

Holy Crapo! Cannabis Banking Reform Makes Surprise Headway

A little more than a week after holding a long-delayed hearing on cannabis banking, Senate banking committee chair Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) signaled that he would be open to a reform bill. A banking reform bill won’t proceed until Sen. Mike Crapo allows it. So this is a huge step forward. Late last week Sen. […]

The Massachusetts Cannabis Market Is Booming—Thanks to New York

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA — On a recent Wednesday afternoon, the wait to get inside Theory Wellness was breezy: just 30 minutes. On weekends, it can take up to two hours to get into the town’s first and only adult-use cannabis shop. Long lines are still common in Massachusetts, where only 22 stores have opened statewide since […]