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Sha’Carri Richardson suspension underscore frustration with Biden’s marijuana policy

7/8/21--Advocates for marijuana legalization are expressing disappointment and frustration with the Biden administration’s response to Sha’Carri Richardson’s disqualification from the Tokyo Olympic Games, which they say highlights the White House’s refusal to move forward on cannabis policy. Read

Op-Ed: If marijuana is essential during the coronavirus shutdown, why not books?

3/31/20--Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home edicts let dispensaries stay open but force bookshops to shutter indefinitely. Newsom could, however, put California in the vanguard by expressly adding bookstores to the list of essential businesses. In the meantime, some bookstore owners are trying to pay their staffs even while books aren’t going out at the usual rate and most of their employees are staying home. Read

Men who regularly smoke cannabis have increased risk of developing testicular cancer, study claims

12/1/19--A new study has found that men who regularly smoke cannabis have an increased risk of developing testicular cancer. Research by a team of US-based scientists linked long-term use of the drug with higher rates of the disease - which is diagnosed in 2,400 in the UK each year. Read

These mothers of suicides don’t think marijuana is harmless

Sally Schindel and Lori Robinson created Moms Strong, a support group that seeks to “unmask the marijuana charade.” The women often give talks at schools, juvenile detention centers, and community groups to aid in the organization’s mission to inform and educate people about those harmed by marijuana. Both mothers united because they believe that high-potency marijuana led their sons to suicide. Read

Mexico president following California marijuana vote

9/15/16--Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, who has proposed liberalizing his country's drug laws, privately asked California lawmakers visiting Mexico about a state measure to legalize recreational marijuana. Read