Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana. The proposal is co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL).

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced legislation Wednesday that would end the federal government’s prohibition of marijuana. The proposal is co-sponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL). The bill, titled the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, leaving Read the full article…

President Trump Expresses Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Fix

In response to a question from reporters, the President acknowledged that he "probably will end up supporting"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: President Donald Trump on Friday publicly expressed support for bi-partisan legislation that seeks to codify legal protections for state-sanctioned marijuana-related activities. In response to a question from reporters, the President acknowledgedthat he “probably will end up supporting” The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act of 2018, introduced last week by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) Read the full article…

Giambra Says Marijuana Tax Revenues Could Deliver $500 Million A Year

"This is a plan to rebuild New York without continuing to raise taxes," said Giambra.  "There's another billion dollars in taxes and fees already projected in the Albany pipeline this year to deal with a deficit estimated of at least $4.4 billion.  I think the citizens have had enough.  Let's take marijuana off the black market, like other states have, and begin to phase in that new revenue stream and put that money to work for the people of New York."

New Revenue Stream Could Help Rebuild State, Says Gubernatorial Candidate NEW YORK:  “Conservative projections of an estimated $500 million a year in initial marijuana tax revenues for New York State could leverage enormous economic impact across the board and help rebuild our state,” says former Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, an independent candidate for governor Read the full article…

Cannabis Policy Reform Advocates Release Report Card Grading Candidates for Governor in Maryland

MD Candidate scores based on responses to questionnaire, bill sponsorship, and public statements

MARYLAND: The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) released a voter guide Monday that grades Maryland gubernatorial candidates strictly on their positions and statements about cannabis policy. The report contains letter grades for each person running in Maryland’s Democratic Primary for governor in June and is based on answers to a questionnaire MPP sent to candidates, bill sponsorship, and Read the full article…

Canada’s Corner Stores Warn Government: Inconsistent Regulation Of Cannabis And Tobacco Will Have Serious Consequences

packaging and labelling of cannabis products is necessary to give adult consumers the relevant information they need to make informed decisions and an educated choice.

CANADA: A new white paper produced by the Canadian Convenience Stores Association (CCSA) charges that the federal government risks damaging thousands of small businesses in communities across the country by opening the door to further increases in sales of illegal tobacco while giving unfair and preferential treatment to the sellers of cannabis. Ottawa is considering important Read the full article…

American Legion Supports Expanding Veterans Access To Medical Cannabis

American Legion Supports Expanding Veterans’ Access To Medical Cannabis

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, has adopted a resolution calling on federal officials to expand veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The resolution, passed last week at the Legion’s annual convention, urges the “United States government to permit V.A. medical providers to be able to discuss with veterans the use of Read the full article…

Tennessee Organizes Medical Marijuana Committee

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE: House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee. The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, who has been a staunch advocate for medical marijuana in the Volunteer State. Speaker Harwell has recently Read the full article…

Hispanic Caucus Of State Legislators Advocates For Marijuana Decriminalization

Home grow is a good thing

MASSACHUSETTS: Members of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators have for the first time voted in favor of a resolution in support of decriminalizing marijuana. The NHCSL is a non-partisan group that represents the interests of Hispanic state lawmakers from all fifty states. The resolution states that federal cannabis criminalization is “unconstitutional” because it was initiated by “racist politicians” who explicitly Read the full article…

National Conference Of State Legislatures Endorses Resolution Calling For Marijuana To Be Descheduled

The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act.

MASSACHUSETTS: The National Conference of State Legislatures has endorsed a resolution calling for marijuana to be removed from the US Controlled Substances Act. The plant and all of its organic constituents are classified under federal law as a schedule I controlled substance – the most restrictive categorization available. Over three-quarters of legislators participating in this week’s legislative summit Read the full article…

NY Department Of Health Proposes Regulations That Would Expand Medical Marijuana Program

New York’s Proposed Expansion Of Medical Marijuana Regulations

NEW YORK: The Department of Health just announced the issuance of new proposed regulations that would make changes to the state’s medical marijuana program to improve access. Among other things, they would reduce some of the onerous security requirements for registered organizations, shorten the length of the medical marijuana course certifying practitioners must take from Read the full article…