Sierra Kelley-Chung

24
Jul

Washington Opens First Retail Marijuana Stores

It has been an historic month for the state of Washington. After passing Initiative 502 in 2012, which legalized small amounts of marijuana to adults, retail stores are now open for business. On July 8, Washington residents purchased legal marijuana from Cannabis City and Top Shelf Cannabis, the first two licensed retail cannabis shops to open since I 502 passed.

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1
Jul

New York Passes Medical Marijuana Bill: The Compassionate Care Act

The days leading up to the end of the legislative session in Albany, New York could have been described as disquieting and tense. New Yorkers have been trying for years to persuade Governor Cuomo to sign a medical marijuana bill in New York. In the past two years, a delegation of patients, caregivers, healthcare providers, SSDP chapters, and endorsing organizations

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13
Jun

DC Cannabis Campaign Rallies to ‘Vote Yes On 71’

DC’s marijuana advocacy group DCMJ is currently collecting signatures for their campaign to change outdated marijuana laws in Washington DC. The group aims to legalize the possession of marijuana and marijuana plants in limited amounts for people 21 and older. On April 15th the DC Board of Elections and Ethics finalized Ballot Initiative #71, naming it “Legalization of Possession of

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10
Jun

SSDP welcomes three new staff members!

We’ve expanded our staff! We have two new Regional Outreach Coordinators, Jake Agliata and Scott Cecil, and one Administrative and Development Assistant, Christopher Cronk. SSDP’s total staff is now six people.     Christopher Cronk Administrative and Development Assistant Christopher is originally from Maryland but has lived in the New York and San Francisco areas for several years each. This will be his first

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