Former Top Nixon adviser: “We invented the war on drugs to vilify blacks, and hippies”

By Ricardo Baca, The Cannabist Staff President Richard Nixon and his administration invented the war on drugs to vilify and unjustly punish African Americans and anti-war hippies, according to a just-published interview with Nixon’s late domestic-policy adviser John Ehrlichman. The interview with Ehrlichman — published in Harper’s April issue —…

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Cannabis Industry’s Banking Woes – SOLVED!

Fans of financial legitimacy for pot businesses, rejoice! The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment to the Financial Services and General Government appropriations bill today that would provide robust protection to financial institutions that opt to work with the cannabis industry, allowing cannabusinesses to open bank accounts, accept credit cards,…

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Patients and Neighbors Support Their Toronto Dispensaries | Protest Raids

As the government, police, justice system, and dispensaries continue their constitutional four-way, owners of said dispensaries are cautiously opening or reopening as the case may be, but this time with a little help from their patients and local neighbors. Patients have been holding stand-ins or ‘vape-ins’ at these local cannabis joints,…

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