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Florida Governor Launches PAC To Fund Campaign Against Legalizing Weed

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday announced the establishment of a new political action committee to fund a campaign to defeat a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in the state. Dubbed the Florida Freedom Fund, the new PAC will also raise money to help defeat a separate initiative to protect abortion rights that… Keep Reading

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Vermont Gov. Phil Scott Allows Cannabis Bill To Pass Without Signature

On Monday, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed several bills related to animal welfare, diversity in courts, and addiction recovery support, and allowed a cannabis bill to pass into law without signature. The bill is designed to improve regulations surrounding cannabis and hemp-derived products. Scott also allowed H.612 to pass into law without his signature. The… Keep Reading

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Connecticut Hires Nation’s First Weed Ombudsperson

Connecticut made legal weed regulatory history on Monday as Erin Gorman Kirk, the nation’s first cannabis ombudsperson, began work as the state’s official advocate for medical marijuana patients.  Gorman Kirk, an attorney, entrepreneur and experienced consumer advocate, is a medical marijuana patient who has been instrumental in drafting cannabis and hemp policy in Connecticut and… Keep Reading

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Elon Musk Denies 420 Tweet Was About Weed

During a California court appearance Monday, when questioned about a 420 tweet, Elon Musk suddenly forgot the significance of the number in pot culture. The tech billionaire responded after being cornered by a prosecutor representing Tesla employees for a class action lawsuit alleging he tweeted and misled shareholders about the price of Tesla shares. The… Keep Reading

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Outspoken Cannabis Advocate Olivia Newton-John Dies at 73

Australian actress and pop music sensation Olivia Newton-John died at the age of 73 on Monday, her husband revealed, five years after the Grammy Award-winning singer publicly disclosed that she was using medical cannabis to treat cancer. “Dame Olivia Newton-John passed away peacefully at her Ranch in Southern California this morning, surrounded by family and… Keep Reading

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