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Not only is there no correlation between medical marijuana laws and violent crime, crime rates in California actually decreased by 20 percent after legalization.
Efforts to legalize marijuana in New Jersey have stalled. When will Congress catch up on cannabis? California will allow marijuana deliveries, even in communities that banned commercial sales. Also: How a guy who doesn't even like consuming cannabis became a billionaire off of... cannabis.
Trump's AG pick said he won't go after state-legal weed but he thinks it's a mistake to back off of marijuana. Oregon senators ask the FDA to update its regulations that bar interstate commerce of CBD food products. Cuomo indicates that marijuana legalization in New York will be more restrictive than other states. Also: Canadians spent $1.2 billion on legal weed in 2018.
Marijuana bills in Congress finally have a chance of actually advancing. Trump's AG pick could be just as bad (or even worse!) than Jeff Sessions. A bill to criminalize CBD oil faced pushback at a committee hearing. Also: There's still a lot uncertainty in the hemp industry despite federal legalization.
More arguments against marijuana fear mongering. After federal hemp legalization, South Dakota is considering criminalizing CBD oil. An Oregon cannabis company is suing a competitor, alleging defamation over social media accounts that highlighted sexual assault allegations.
The marijuana industry is boosting its lobbying efforts. A Canadian cancer center rejected a donation from a cannabis club, despite legalization. After an executive made $35,000 in political donations, a cannabis company snagged a coveted New Jersey license. Chefs say that CBD-infused drinks are going to be the biggest dining trend in 2019.