Federal marijuana reform momentum expected to continue despite absence from party conventions


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Marijuana Business Daily – August 31, 2020 The Democratic and Republican national conventions barely touched on federal marijuana reform. The Republicans didn’t even write a new platform. And the Democratic platform fell short of supporting the efforts congressional Democrats have made in the past year toward federal marijuana legalization and cannabis banking reform. More . …Read More

US House to take up cannabis descheduling bill week of Sept. 21


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  Marijuana Business Daily – August 31, 2020 The MORE Act, a bill that would deschedule marijuana and thereby legalize it federally – with massive business implications – is scheduled to be considered by the full U.S. House of Representatives the week of Sept. 21, according to an email sent by House Majority Leader Steny …Read More

The State of State (and Local) Tax Policy


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  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Continuing today’s theme of marijuana legalization, I thought it might be helpful to take a look at the Tax Policy Center‘s briefing on marijuana taxation policy. Although prohibited under federal law, marijuana sales are legal and taxed in nine states: Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. Marijuana is legal in …Read More

The Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana


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Marijuana Economy

  By Brian Skinner, Esq. Recent news that the U.S. House of Representatives will likely vote on a bill to decriminalize marijuana and leave legalization up to the states caused me to think it might be time to share an article on the economic benefits of legalizing marijuana. As I discussed last week, despite the potential for tax …Read More

Marijuana decriminalization vote expected in House


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Marijuana

  Fox News — By Paul Best — August 31, 2020  The House will likely vote on a historic marijuana decriminalization bill next month, House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said Friday. The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, or MORE, would decriminalize marijuana by removing it from the Controlled Substances Act. States would then be free …Read More

The High Cost of Evictions to Families and the Economy


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  By Brian Skinner, Esq. The United States may be facing the most severe housing crisis in its history. Many who suffered from unstable housing before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are now in an even worse situation. In Sunday’s New York Times, author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City”, Matthew …Read More

Study Shows Few Clinicians Prescribe Buprenorphine to Patients With Opioid Use Disorder


Brian Skinner Health Care, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment

  Pew – By Alexandra Duncan & Ian Reynolds – August 24, 2020 Research published Aug. 24 in JAMA Network Open helps to explain the vast treatment gap for people with opioid use disorder (OUD), attributing it in part to the small number of clinicians prescribing buprenorphine, a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved medication that has been …Read More

New Blog on redistricting in West Virginia - Redistricting: Changes will affect legislative elections.
https://h2cstrategies.com/2021/09/21/redistricting-changes-will-affect-legislative-elections/ #WVLegislature

GO-WV Remains Unhappy With Tax Valuation Process: According to a WVU Bureau of Business & Economic Research report on behalf of @GasOilWV, WV has the 3rd largest reserves of #naturalgas behind TX & PA, but growth of natgas in WV has lagged behind PA and OH https://www.theintelligencer.net/news/top-headlines/2021/09/west-virginia-gas-and-oil-association-remains-unhappy-with-tax-valuation-process/

Frontier says it will hire 100 new employees in West Virginia ⁦@heralddispatch⁩ https://www.herald-dispatch.com/business/frontier-says-it-will-hire-100-new-employees-in-west-virginia/article_7e92e608-1d4e-59b3-8d6f-d415274ffdbc.html

$5,000 Relocation Credit - plus, offering $1,000 to West Virginians who recruit a family member or loved one to return to Charleston, #AlmostHeaven #WestVirginia - #RemoteWork in #YesWV - @CAAlliance @wvtourism @AdvntageValley
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Frontier Communications to hire 100 new employees in #WestVirginia to fuel company’s growth plans - ⁦@WVPress⁩ #broadband #fiber https://wvpress.org/wvpa-sharing/frontier-communications-to-hire-100-new-employees-in-west-virginia-to-fuel-companys-growth-plans/

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