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420 with CNW — Study Finds That Jobs in Agriculture Are Boosted by Cannabis Legalization

Contrary to the prohibitionist claim that legalizing marijuana hurts employment, a recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) revealed that the change actually creates more job prospects. According to researchers from San Diego State University and Bentley University, their investigation, which compared employment and wage trends in states with and without adult-use legalization, is a pioneer study…

420 with CNW — US Border Patrol Sees 95% Drop in Cannabis Seizures as Legalization Spreads

Marijuana seizures at the borders dropped significantly in 2022, an implementation shift that solicitors attribute to the legalization movement at the state level. Border marijuana confiscations have dwindled drastically in the last 10 years, from 2million pounds in 2012 to a little more than 150,000 pounds in 2022. Several factors may possibly explain this, including one being a shift in…

420 with CNW — Study Finds Marijuana Legalization Has Greater Impact on Arrests Than Decriminalization

Researchers from the University of California San Diego recently conducted a study on the impact of adult-use decriminalization and legalization of marijuana on possession arrests. They discovered that legalization was linked to a significant decrease in marijuana possession arrests among individuals in legal states that decriminalized the drug prior to legalizing it. This is in addition to observing that the…

420 with CNW — Bipartisan Legislators Call on Biden to Support Cannabis Legalization

While the Biden administration is working toward conducting a review into the federal scheduling for marijuana, a coalition of bipartisan congressional lawmakers is requesting Biden to stand behind marijuana legalization. “We might not frequently agree on particular measures, but we understand that continued federal marijuana criminalization and prohibition is not the will of the American citizenry. Therefore, the administration should…

420 with CNW — Germany Could Trigger Domino Effect of Marijuana Legalization in Europe

While the United States and other areas spent the past two decades legalizing cannabis within their borders and launching multibillion dollar cannabis industries, Europe focused more on cannabis decriminalization. Unlike legalization, which made it possible to grow, process and sell cannabis without legal repercussions, cannabis decriminalization is simply intended to remove criminal charges from cannabis possession and use, but does…

420 with CNW — New Study Finds Medical Cannabis Legalization Reduces Use of Opioids by Cancer Patients

New research has found that the legalization of medical cannabis has been linked to a reduction in the use and prescription of opioids for patients with cancer. The research involved a cross-section analysis of data on insurance claims from more than 38,000 individuals who had recently been diagnosed with cancer. The analysis included 34 states and was carried out by…

420 with CNW — Incoming Governor Says Cannabis Legalization Could Happen in Minnesota

During a recent radio appearance, incoming Minnesota governor Tim Walz suggested that state lawmakers could pass a recreational cannabis measure in the next legislative session. The Democrat said during the Friday morning show on WCCO that cannabis in Minnesota could finally happen in 2023. Senate Democrats have not stated outright that they will advance cannabis legalization, but they have majority…

420 with CNW — Marijuana Legalization’s Chances Improve in Pennsylvania as More Democrats Join House

Cannabis legalization activists in Pennsylvania have taken one step closer to potentially legalizing the drug after Democrats claimed a majority in the House. Democrats have been major supporters of cannabis legalization, as they are with most progressive issues, and the members of the left have been responsible for crafting several legalization measures. One of the many issues legalization proponents have…

420 with CNW — Reelected Wisconsin Governor Promises to Include Marijuana Legalization in Budget Proposals

Governor Tony Evers (D), who has just been reelected as the governor of Wisconsin, has promised to include marijuana policy reform in his budget proposals due early in 2023. This pledge comes after Wisconsin voters in a number of counties and cities approved nonbinding questions in the midterm polls supporting the establishment of a legal marijuana market in the state.…

420 with CNW — Colorado Rakes in Billions in Marijuana Sales a Decade After Legalization

Cannabis has proven to be one of the most resilient and profitable products on the market in recent years. Despite being barely more than a decade old, America’s state-legal cannabis industry has generated billions of dollars in revenue and created hundreds of thousands of job opportunities. The industry’s rise has been so prolific that cannabis has been dubbed the fastest-growing…