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…

Poll: Record Percentage Of Americans Support Legalizing Marijuana

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Sixty-eight percent of registered voters “support the legalization of marijuana,” according to national polling data compiled by the Center for American Progress. The percentage is the highest level of support for legalization ever reported in a nationwide, scientific poll. Majorities of Democrats (77 percent), Independents (62 percent), and Republicans (57 percent) back legalization. The results of Read the full article…

MedMen Las Vegas Location Approved by Clark County Board

MedMen’s Planned New Store Location in Las Vegas Approved by Clark County (NV) Board

CALIFORNIA: MedMen, a leading cultivator, producer and retailer of state-sanctioned cannabis in the U.S., announced that the anticipated location for a new MedMen store in Las Vegas has received land-use and zoning approval by the Clark County Board of County Commissioners. The store is expected to be located at 4503 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169, Read the full article…

Arkansas Plant Board Adopts Industrial Hemp Regulations

ARKANSAS PLANT BOARD ADOPTS INDUSTRIAL HEMP REGULATIONS

ARKANSAS: The Arkansas Plant Board approved regulations for the state’s Industrial Hemp Pilot Program today at their quarterly meeting. The approval came after Mary Smith, author of the regulations and ASPB Seed Division Director, presented several public comments collected during a thirty-day public comment period that concluded June 15th. Many of the comments were inconsequential and 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…

Utah: Medical Access Initiative Certified For November Ballot

MJ LEGAL NEWS

UTAH: State regulators have certified a voter-initiated medical cannabis access measure for the 2018 ballot. Officials announced last week that proponents had gathered nearly 154,000 validated initiative signatures from registered voters – far exceeding the total necessary to place the measure before a statewide vote. The Utah Medical Cannabis Act permits qualified patients to obtain either herbal cannabis or cannabis-infused Read the full article…

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Gardner, Warren, Joyce and Blumenauer Unveil Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Policies

Forty-Six States, Washington D.C., Two Territories, and a Number of Tribes Have Legalized Marijuana in Some Form DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and U.S. Representatives David Joyce (R-Ohio) and Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) today introduced the bicameral, bipartisan Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States Act (STATES Act) to ensure Read the full article…

Florida: Court Strikes Down Legislative Ban On Medical Cannabis Smoking

NORML has long argued against regulations that limit or restrict patients' access to whole plant herbal cannabis.

FLORIDA: A Florida Circuit Court judge has ruled that a legislatively enacted ban on the smoking of medical cannabis by qualified patients is unconstitutional. State lawmakers in 2017 passed Senate Bill 8A - which sought to amend provisions in Amendment 2, a voter initiated constitutional amendment permitting the use and distribution of marijuana for medical purposes. Specifically, SB Read the full article…

Maryland Hemp Distribution Bill Signed Into Law

House Bill 698 expands the state's existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp - both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1.

MARYLAND:  Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has signed legislation into law expanding the state’s hemp production program. House Bill 698 expands the state’s existing pilot program to explicitly permit for the distribution, marketing, and sale of hemp – both in state and out of state. Lawmakers had overwhelmingly passed the bill by a vote of 182 to 1. For more information, contact Read the full article…

DEA Clarifies Stance: Not All CBD Is Prohibited

The Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed this month that CBD does not fall under the CSA

Drug Enforcement Administration confirmed this month that CBD does not fall under the Controlled Substances Act CALIFORNIA: The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a statement further clarifying their interpretation and enforcement of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). In their statement, they make clear the critical difference between CBD and THC, a distinction that cannabidiol retailers Read the full article…