Yelp blocks cannabis businesses from ad programs (Newsletter: June 19, 2020)

Yelp blocks cannabis businesses from ad programs (Newsletter: June 19, 2020)

NJ Assembly approves marijuana decrim; Kansas City mayor pushes drug reform; Sanders: Put legalization in police bill; USDA pressed on hemp farmer aid Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. (function() { window.mc4wp = window.mc4wp || { listeners: [], forms: { on: function(evt, cb) { window.mc4wp.listeners.push( { event : evt, callback: cb } ); } } } })(); Email address: Leave this field empty if you’re human: Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Subscribers who value this daily dispatch enough to show their support with a few dollars help us keep doing this. Please chip in and help ensure Marijuana Moment’s continued operations. https://www.patreon.com/marijuanamoment / TOP THINGS TO KNOW The New Jersey Assembly voted 63-10 to approve a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession. The move comes as voters prepare to decide on a broader cannabis legalization referendum in November. Yelp has blocked marijuana businesses from two key advertising features on its site. The ban applies even to cannabis dispensaries that have been verified with their state-issued licenses. One business tells Marijuana Moment that its web traffic is down 60% in two days. Kansas City, Missouri’s mayor filed a measure to completely remove all local penalties for marijuana possession. Next, he plans to pursue efforts to remove other “minor drug offenses from our code.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took to the Senate floor to argue marijuana legalization must be part of…

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