Category: Consumer Choice Center

Légalisation du cannabis récréatif: des lobbyistes canadiens au Luxembourg

En vertu de l’accord de coalition du gouvernement, la légalisation du cannabis récréatif devrait être une réalité d’ici cinq ans. Le “Consumer Choice Center” est une organisation américaine qui exerce du lobbying en faveur de la liberté, des droits et des intérêts des consommateurs. Ses responsables ont présenté au Luxembourg leur expérience et leurs mesures […]

Consumer Choice Center promotes smart legalization of cannabis in Luxembourg

The Consumer Choice Center went to Luxembourg to provide policymakers, civil society leaders, religious groups, and labor unions with lessons on the legalization of cannabis from Canada. The CCC promoted the idea of “smart” legalization that would embrace consumer access, competition, safety, and eradication of the black market. This report aired on Luxembourg’s RTL station […]

A North Carolina Republican is singlehandedly blocking progress on cannabis banking

For the 98 percent of Americans who live in states or jurisdictions with some level of cannabis legalization – whether recreational or medical – it is far past the time to have some legitimate banking options. There are now thousands of cannabis-related businesses that buy and sell goods and services, estimated to be worth over $50 billion nationally. However, […]

Praising Santa Barbara County’s innovative cannabis regulations

The nascent cannabis sector is alive and well in California. While many other California counties have shut the door on the legal cannabis market, Santa Barbara County has ensured both consumers and entrepreneurs can profit from cultivation and trade –– and that remains a huge boon to the local economy, taxpayers, and residents. Out of […]

A ban on local grocery taxes helps Washington consumers

On Election Day in 2018, Washington voters passed an ordinance to curb local governments’ efforts to pass additional taxes on grocery items, including meats, beverages, produce, dairy, grains, and more. The 55-45 percent vote was no doubt a win for the consumers, but so far reaction to the local tax ban has been negative. Why? For one, most […]

Minority leaders in Philadelphia speak up against the soda tax

As the Consumer Choice Center has been keen to point out in several articles and campaigns, additional taxes and levies on sugary drinks end up being regressive and hurting the very people they aim to help: minorities and the poor. Now, minority leaders in Philadelphia, seeing the toll the taxes have had in their communities, are calling on […]

U.S. Midterm Primer: What’s at stake for consumer choice?

The Consumer Choice Center doesn’t take positions on any specific political campaigns or elections, but there are at least some interesting state-level ballot proposals happening around the country that could overwhelmingly benefit consumer choice. In the U.S. federal system, state residents are eligible to vote on certain popular initiatives and state constitutional amendments that will […]