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“We Are Undermining Human Potential ”: Senator Cory Booker Rails Against Racial Disparities In Marijuana Convictions

In New Jersey, African Americans make up just 14.7 percent of the population but account for 61 percent of the prison population.

NEW JERSEY:  “This is one of those issues, like the civil rights movement of the 1960s, where it should pull all Americans together to say enough is enough,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) told Vox. The Senator is baffled by the fact that both groups, Black and White, use and sell marijuana at the same rate, but African Read the full article…

Senators Push Bill To End Federal Ban In States With Approved Medical Marijuana

The bill would prevent federal law enforcement from prosecuting patients, doctors and caregivers in states who have approved the use of medical marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Two local U.S. senators introduced a bill on Sunday that would end a federal ban in states where medical marijuana has been made legal. Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) were joined by five New York and New Jersey families who would benefit from the legislation; families who they say should be Read the full article…

Rand Paul And Cory Booker Team Up To Protect State Medical Marijuana Programs

A similar amendment passed the U.S. House a few weeks ago with overwhelming bipartisan support.

by Grover Norquist and Ethan Nadelmann DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: As soon as next week, the U.S. Senate will have an opportunity to vote on a bipartisan amendment being offered by Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ that would prohibit the federal government from spending taxpayer money to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. We urge Read the full article…

Rand Paul, Cory Booker Join Forces to Protect Medical Marijuana From Feds

major medical marijuana bill expected on Tuesday

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Three senators proposed amendments Wednesday to ban the Justice Department from spending money to combat medical marijuana in states that allow it. Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Cory Booker, D-N.J., are sponsoring an amendment to broadly ban action against state medical marijuana laws. Sen. John Walsh, D-Mont., is sponsoring an amendment that would specifically Read the full article…

DACO Conference To Introduce Cannabis Opportunities To Marginalized Communities

DACO Dr. Chanda Macias

PENNSYLVANIA: The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) will host the 2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference on the theme Seeking Higher Ground and Equity in the Industry at the Temple University Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA on October 19-20, 2018. The purpose of the conference will be to demystify the profession and culture of the cannabis Read the full article…

Merkley Cosponsors Landmark Bill To End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities

Marijuana Justice Act seeks to reverse decades of policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color, low-income communities DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Oregon’s Senator Jeff Merkley has announced his cosponsorship of a landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. Senator Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances, Read the full article…

Harris Cosponsors Landmark Bill To End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Sen Kamala Harris joins Cory Booker in co-sponsoring  Marijuana Justice Act

Marijuana Justice Act Seeks To Reverse Decades Of Policy That Has Disproportionately Impacted Communities Of Color, Low-Income Communities DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) today became the fourth U.S. senator to cosponsor Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. The Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana from the list Read the full article…

Open Letter To Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The Marijuana Business Association will continue to deliver on our mission: to serve as the leading provider of reliable business intelligence, professional community, and credible opportunity for participants in legal cannabis.  We have enhanced the value of MJBA membership, while keeping our fees reasonable and our programs accessible. Business membership starts at just $250.

Editorial by David Rheins, Founder/Executive Director of the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) and publisher of the MJ News Network.   Dear Attorney General Sessions: Speaking on behalf of the tens of thousands of legal cannabis businesses, and the more than 150,000 workers employed in the legal cannabis industry, we ask you to rethink your decision to Read the full article…

Do Marijuana Prisoners Deserve Amnesty?

Where we once incarcerated people for growing and selling "just a plant," we're now incarcerating people for growing and selling "just a plant" that tens of millions of people can grow and sell legally.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  What to do with the prisoners of a failed war? Since 2012, when voters in Colorado and Washington approved the tax and sale of recreational marijuana, the cognitive dissonance of America’s drug penalties has become even more absurd. Where we once incarcerated people for growing and selling “just a plant,” we’re now Read the full article…

Pot Politics And The Power Of The Purse

The power of the pocketbook magnified by the resonance of digital and social media, is normalizing cannabis use in America. Pot Smoking Presidents, epileptic children and marijuana moms have redefined the social graph. Yesterday’s radical has adopted new rules and morphed into today’s business pioneer. Reflecting this change, NORML has unveiled a business partnership program, Seattle Hempfest has adding its own business summit to this year’s venerated music and free speech festival, and even right-wing business magazine Forbes has launched a pot blog.

Politics is the reflex of the business and industrial world. Emma Goldman By David Rheins All of us working in the legal cannabis industry owe a great debt to the selfless sacrifice of the many political activists who came before us.  Generations have stood up, protested, gotten arrested and worse over these many decades in a Read the full article…