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Weedmaps Pushes Back Against Bureau of Cannabis Control

MG RETAILER: The Consumer Choice Center, an advocacy group that pushes to expand consumer options, came out against the BCC’s decision.

Attacking Weedmaps And California Cannabis Dispensaries Is An Attack On Consumers

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center   Attacking Weedmaps And California Cannabis Dispensaries Is An Attack On Consumers Sacramento, CA – Last week the Bureau of Cannabis Control issued 900 warning letters to cannabis dispensaries suspected of operating without a license. In addition to that, state regulators have also now gone after Weedmaps, […]

Arizona: New Poll Shows Elevated Support for Legalization In 2018

MARIJUANA.COM: A new poll asked whether or not Arizona’s voters “would support or oppose a proposal that Arizona regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol?” An overwhelming majority have responded positively to the idea, as volunteers work to gather the required signatures to place an initiative before the voters on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Poll: 63 percent of Arizonans say legalize and regulate cannabis

CONTACT: Yaël Ossowski Deputy Director Consumer Choice Center yael@consumerchoicecenter.org 21. February 2018 Poll: 63 percent of Arizonans say legalize and regulate cannabis Phoenix, AZ – On Thursday, a wide-ranging poll was released indicating 62.9 percent of Arizonans support a proposal to regulate and tax cannabis like alcohol. The poll indicates 48 percent of Republicans support such a […]

California’s proposed public pot bank is a disaster waiting to happen

CAL COAST NEWS: Opening the banking sector for cannabis-based businesses is necessary, but a government-owned and operated bank in California will only invite more problems and prove disastrous to California’s residents and taxpayers.

California eyeing State-run bank for marijuana

NOQ: “For a state that is already plagued with so many economic problems, despite its recent budget surplus, the idea of the state running its own bank should worry every person in California,” said Yaël Ossowski, the Deputy Director for the Consumer Choice Center in Washington, D.C.

Watchdog Warns Against California’s Idea For Public Pot Bank

CALIFORNIA POLITICAL REVIEW: Should the State of California have a state-owned bank, so the marijuana industry has a place to do its banking? Part of the problem is that a bank is not a repository for money, alone. To keep the bank open, it will have to loan money. That means a government bank will be […]

California considers state-run bank for pot businesses

THE HILL: “Opening the banking sector for cannabis-based businesses is necessary, but a government-owned and operated bank in California will only invite more problems and prove disastrous for California’s residents and taxpayers,” said Yael Ossowski, deputy director of the Consumer Choice Center.

Watchdog Warns Against California’s Idea For Public Pot Bank

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON: The idea drew an immediate rebuke from a major consumer watchdog group, the Consumer Choice Center, who warned it could lead to scandal and mismanagement.

CA treasurer and attorney general move on plan to create public bank for pot businesses

THE SACRAMENTO BEE: “For a state that is already plagued with so many economic problems, despite its recent budget surplus, the idea of the state running its own bank should worry every person in California,” said Yaël Ossowski, the Deputy Director for the Consumer Choice Center in Washington, D.C.

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