DOJ Task Force: Maintain ‘Hands Off’ Approach To States’ Marijuana Laws

DOJ Task Force: Maintain 'Hands Off' Approach To States' Marijuana Laws

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A special Justice Department committee tasked with reviewing existing marijuana enforcement policies and making recommendations has failed to offer support for a federally led crackdown in legal marijuana states, according to documents obtained last week by the Associated Press. The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, a group consisting of federal prosecutors and members of law Read the full article…

WA NORML 2017 State Of The Session Report (Part 2)

M. Bailey Hirschburg is a long time advocate of justice reform with expertise in drug policy and a focus on marijuana law. He is director of Thurston County NORML and was the south sound volunteer organizer for 2012's Initiative 502 which legalized and regulated adult marijuana use statewide.

What we lobbied for, What we got, and Will we be able to do it again? By Bailey Hirschburg WASHINGTON: For the first time Washington NORML had a regular lobbyist in Olympia this year. The truth is NORML has almost always been staffed by volunteer activists. That’s what I was, at a NORML chapter in 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…

New Poll: Nearly Six In Ten Voters Say Legalizing Marijuana “Makes Societies Better”

America is pro-pot

MASSACHUSETTS: Nearly six in ten voters ages 18 and older believe that “legalizing marijuana makes societies better,” according to the results of a nationwide Harvard-Harris poll. Fifty-seven percent of respondents answered the question affirmatively. Forty-three percent of respondents said that marijuana legalization makes societies “worse.” Only 14 percent of poll respondents believe that cannabis should not be legal Read the full article…

Tokyo Smoke Partners With Aphria To Launch Medical Cannabis

The four strains will launch as a part of a kit ($250), featuring unique Tokyo Smoke packaging, five grams of each strain along with custom crafted black glass jars and special welcome accessories.

CANADA: Tokyo Smoke introduces four medical cannabis strains in collaboration with Aphria, one of Canada’s largest licensed producers of medical marijuana. This is the first time a Canadian consumer brand will partner with a Licensed Producer to launch medical cannabis in Canada, an inaugural event for the lifestyle brand, as well as the Canadian marketplace. Grown and distributed Read the full article…

Can Marijuana Legalization Help Grow The US Economy?

Can weed fix the US Economy?

By John Levy While many marijuana dispensaries claim to not be raking in much profit, the same cannot be said for their state.  With medical marijuana becoming a growing business, the biggest advantage has been the kick back.  How does marijuana legalization help to grow the US economy?  It has little to do with the Read the full article…

Booker-Sanders-Casey Statement on CBO Score of Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Sens. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bernard Sanders (D-VT), and Bob Casey (D-PA) issued the following joint statement in reaction to the preliminary cost estimate of the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Act issued by the Congressional Budget Office: “We are glad to see the independent Congressional Budget Office recognize that the Affordable and Safe Prescription Drug Importation Read the full article…

Reverend Al Sharpton To Keynote CWCBExpo In LA & Boston

Cannabis World Congress

NEW JERSEY:  Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions (CWCBExpo) is pleased to announce that civil rights leader and founder of the National Action Network, Rev. Al Sharpton will be continuing his Keynote Address series at the upcoming 4th Annual Los Angeles event, September 13-15, at the LA Convention Center and at the premiere of the Read the full article…

Uruguay: Pharmacies Begin Selling Cannabis Over The Counter

Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state's marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time.

URUGUAY: Select pharmacies began selling cannabis over the counter last week, as long-awaited regulations took effect on Wednesday. Cannabis sales are limited only to those citizens who participate in the state’s marijuana registry. Foreign tourists are not permitted to purchase cannabis at this time. Marijuana flowers are capped at a price of $1.30 a gram. Federal officials initially approved legislation in 2013 Read the full article…

State Tax Revenues Benefit From Legalized Cannabis Market

Marijuana is big business

NEW YORK:  The legal cannabis market is expected to generate more tax revenue for states in the U.S, according to a report from New Frontier Data. The U.S. cannabis market could generate $2.3 billion in state tax revenue from retail sales by 2020. The projection is based on the assumption for projected growth in all states currently legal Read the full article…