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New Cannabis Packaging Regulations Threaten Consumer Choice And Consumer Safety

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center david@consumerchoicecenter.org   New Cannabis Packaging Regulations Threaten Consumer Choice And Consumer Safety Ottawa, ON – Yesterday the federal government released the results of their public consultation regarding how legal cannabis will be packaged. In the proposal, the government included restrictions on the colour of cannabis packaging and the […]

Consumer group says packaging restrictions for cannabis should be the same as alcohol

GEORGIA STRAIGHT: According to David Clement, North American affairs manager at Washington, D.C.-based lobby group, Consumer Choice Center, Health Canada’s proposed branding restrictions could threaten the choice and safety of consumers by making it more challenging for them to make informed decisions.

Wynne Says Private Cannabis Sales Are Reckless: Consumers Disagree

CONTACT: David Clement North American Affairs Manager Consumer Choice Center david@consumerchoicecenter.org Wynne Says Private Cannabis Sales Are Reckless: Consumers Disagree Toronto, ON – Today, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne stated that having legal cannabis sold anywhere other than government stores would be “reckless”. Wynne was responding to PC Leader Doug Ford’s suggestion that legal cannabis be privately sold. Wynne […]

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 […]

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