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Pro-marijuana company Leafly takes out full-page New York Times ad

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The ad for Leafly, which bills itself as the world’s largest information resource for marijuana, follows New York governor Andrew Cuomo’s signing of the Compassionate Care Act into law on 7 July. That paved the way for patients suffering from cancer, Aids, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and other conditions to access marijuana. New York is the 23rd state to legalise medical marijuana; Colorado and Washington state have legalised the drug for recreational use.

Cuomo’s decision prompted the Times to call last weekend for Washington to scrap laws introduced in the 1930s which make marijuana illegal – legislation, the newspaper said, that was “passed in an atmosphere of hysteria during the 1930s and that was firmly rooted in prejudices against Mexican immigrants and African-Americans”.

Leafly is backed by Privateer Holdings, a private equity firm investing in the legal marijuana industry. Privateer also backs Tilray, the world’s largest federally legal marijuana growing facility, which is based in British Columbia.

“We are a the tipping point,” said Christian Groh, Privateer’s chief operating officer. “In the US I think we are moving towards the end of prohibition.”

Almost half the United States has marijuana legal for medicine even though that violates federal law.

sounds like it's high time the federal law get with the program.

"High time" ...

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