Democrats urge feds to update banking ‘red flags’ on legal marijuana businesses

BY: - November 20, 2023

The federal government unfairly penalizes state-legal marijuana businesses whose owners have been convicted of marijuana-related crimes, restricting them from loans and other banking tools, a group of U.S. Senate and House Democrats wrote to the Treasury Department asking for a change in policy. The group of 20 lawmakers, who mostly represent states where recreational marijuana is legal, […]

Study: Marijuana use, and abuse, increases among young adults after legalization

BY: - August 14, 2023

Oregon legalized medical marijuana in 1998, and in 2015 it legalized recreational use, yet policymakers still know relatively little about the impact of the latter. A recent study by Oregon State University researchers and others shows that cannabis use has increased among college-aged Americans in states that legalized recreational use. “Some people would be surprised that […]

New law blocks Washington employers from testing for pot when hiring

BY: - May 9, 2023

Many employers will be prohibited from discriminating against job applicants for using cannabis legally outside of the workplace, under a law Gov. Jay Inslee signed Tuesday. The bill passed in the state House of Representatives 57-41 and the state Senate 28-21. Recreational marijuana has been legal for adult use in Washington since 2012, and many […]