Yearly Archives: 2016

Marijuana Factions Join Forces to Fully Legalize L.A. Pot Shops

by Dennis Romero // LA Weekly A group representing a number of quasi-legal pot shops in the city of L.A. will throw its considerable weight behind a City Hall-sponsored effort to make those dispensaries fully legal. The organization, the United

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Jeff Sessions may hate pot, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be a total buzzkill

Michael Chernis opinion piece on CNN explaining why Jeff Sessions may not be total buzzkill. by Jesse Gessin and Michael Chernis hat does the nomination of US Sen. Jeff Sessions, now likely to be the next US attorney general pending Senate

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Marijuana reform went 8 for 9 on the ballot this week. It could be the tipping point.

by Christopher Ingram // Washington Post Today the Associated Press finally called Maine’s marijuana ballot measure in favor of legalization. The ‘yes’ votes just squeaked by the ‘no’ votes with just a couple thousand votes to spare. In sum, reform

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Marijuana legalization: big wins in California and beyond

by Amanda Paulson // CS Monitor   Boulder, Colo. — Marijuana legalization made major advances Tuesday, with at least three states voting to legalize recreational marijuana and four states approving medical marijuana laws. Most notably, California, home to nearly 40

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Killing the golden goose — don’t strangle the new cannabis industry with a big tax grab

Opinion by Michael Chernis as published on San Francisco Examiner (link below)   One major attraction of Proposition 64, which legalized recreational marijuana, for many California policymakers was a potential $1 billion in tax revenues from a market estimated to

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Michael Chernis quoted in Law360 regarding Marijuana Ballots


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