Senators Harris, Nadler Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10), Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, on Tuesday introduced the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, one of the most comprehensive marijuana reform bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. “Times have changed — marijuana should not be a crime,” said Sen. Harris. “We Read the full article…

Booker, Lee, Khanna Introduce Landmark Marijuana Justice Bill

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Social justice bill would end the federal prohibition on marijuana, expunge records, and reinvest in communities most impacted by War on Drugs DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ), a member of the Senate’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, and Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), today reintroduced their landmark Read the full article…

Roger Tilton’s Clarion Call To New Hampshire: “Let’s Be Tenth!”

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By Roger Tilton NEW HAMPSHIRE: Four years ago, I ran for state senate in the “First in the Nation Primary” state of New Hampshire on the theme: “Let’s be ‘Third in the Nation’ to legalize adult-use cannabis.” I lost. And so did New Hampshire. Since that election, every jurisdiction neighboring New Hampshire (save the Atlantic Read the full article…

Murphy Administration Seeking Up To Six New Dispensaries To Expand Access To Medicinal Marijuana

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NEW JERSEY: The Murphy Administration today announced it is seeking up to six new applicants to operate medicinal marijuana dispensaries — two each in the northern, central and southern regions of New Jersey. “We look forward to the opening of six new dispensaries so we can ensure that all qualifying patients who want access to Read the full article…

Canada’s Provinces Lining Up To Sell Pot

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CANADA: Following its announcement that the Province of Ontario is planning to add 150 new governments, the Province of New Brunswick has announced a multi-million dollar deal with cannabis producers. The easterly Province of New Brunswick has announced that it has developed a new Crown corporation for the supervision of cannabis sales for the government’s anticipated legalization of recreational cannabis July 2018. Read the full article…

Justin Trudeau And The Cannabis Factory

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CANADA: At a former Hershey’s chocolate factory just outside Ottawa a company called Tweed now produces a rather different confection: marijuana for Canada’s tightly regulated medical market. Under the gaze of surveillance cameras, scientists in lab coats concoct new cannabis-based blends in near-sterile conditions. A repurposed candy mixer does the blending. Only in the growing rooms Read the full article…

Colombia To Legalize Commercial Sale Of Medical Marijuana

The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law.

COLOMBIA: Colombia’s government plans to legalize the cultivation and sale of marijuana for medicinal and scientific purposes, officials said Thursday in a surprise shift by the longtime U.S. ally in the war on drugs. The change is coming in an executive decree that President Juan Manuel Santos will soon sign into law. It will regulate regulating Read the full article…

International Drug Laws: Iran Takes Steps Towards legalizing cannabis

he Expediency Council), illustrated what could become a potential alternative to Iran’s current drug policy – including a move which that could include measures towards legalization of cannabis and opium.

IRAN: After Uruguay courageously legalized the use of cannabis under a new drug policy, could Iran be the next country to make it legal? From the outside, the image of Iran as retrograde and inherently conservative hardly fits with the reality of a more dynamic domestic political debate within. But drug policy is one of the Read the full article…

Investors Get High On Marijuana

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NEW YORK: The business of legal weed is entering a new stage, as a broad infrastructure of related services, particularly financial, develops. Last year former videogame entrepreneur Dooma Wendschuh began soliciting investors for what he viewed as a big idea: distilled marijuana extracts, developed by scientists, that could be used for “edibles,” such as brownies, Read the full article…

Kamala Harris: War On Drugs Failed, Legalize Medical Marijuana

“Now is the time to end the federal ban on medical marijuana,” she said. “It is,” she said, then laughed.

CALIFORNIA: California’s top cop and candidate for Sen. Barbara Boxer’s seat, Kamala Harris, issued one of her strongest statements of support for medical cannabis this week. Speaking at the annual convention of California democrats, Harris said she would stand up for people, and challenge the policy of mass incarceration by recognizing the “war on drugs was Read the full article…