NORML Delivers Over 10,000 Public Comments To FDA Regarding International Classification Of Cannabis

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML staffers on Wednesday hand-delivered over 10,000 public comments to the US Food and Drug Administration calling on the agency to recommend amending the substance’s illicit status under international treaties. The agency had requested public comments so that they could be “considered in preparing a response from the United States to the World Health Organization regarding the 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…

New Jersey Weedman Does “Hunger Strike for Bail” From Mercer County Jail

Cannabis activist, cancer patient and self-proclaimed "Superhero of the Potheads" Ed Forchion aka NJ Weedman might well be pondering this dilemma as he sits out his "Hunger Strike for Bail" protest in New Jersey's Mercer County Jail.

NEW JERSEY:  Is orange the new green? Cannabis activist, cancer patient and self-proclaimed “Superhero of the Potheads” Ed Forchion aka NJ Weedman might well be pondering this dilemma as he sits out his “Hunger Strike for Bail” protest in New Jersey’s Mercer County Jail. The free speech activist was originally incarcerated on March 3, 2017 and is being held Read the full article…

Legislators Move To Delay The Enactment Of Voter-Initiated Marijuana Laws

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Legislators in a number of states are pushing forward measures to delay the enactment of several voter-initiated marijuana laws. In Arkansas, House lawmakers unanimously voted in favor of legislation, House Bill 1026, to postpone the deadline for establishing the state’s new medical marijuana program by 60 days. Fifty-three percent of voters approved Issue 6 on Election Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Gaining Traction In West Virginia

Most West Virginia lawmakers understand there could be medical benefits to marijuana, but they question the best way for the state to legally regulate the usage and sale of the plant.

WEST VIRGINIA: Most West Virginia lawmakers understand there could be medical benefits to marijuana, but they question the best way for the state to legally regulate the usage and sale of the drug.

Harrisburg, PA Has A Chance To Have A National Impact On Marijuana Reform

A bill being introduced Monday would amend the Controlled Substances Act -- the federal law that criminalizes marijuana -- to exempt plants with an extremely low percentage of THC, the chemical that makes users high.

PENNSYLVANIA: The memo issued last week by the US Department of Justice, which signaled the feds will not interfere in states allowing commercial marijuana sales, will not put an end to more than 20,000 annual arrests for pot possession in Pennsylvania. But it does give lawmakers in Harrisburg an important opportunity to have a national impact. The Read the full article…

Harrisburg, PA Has A Chance To Have A National Impact On Marijuana Reform

The Keystone State is unlikely to legalize cannabis anytime soon, but change is in the wind.

PENNSYLVANIA: The memo issued last week by the US Department of Justice, which signaled the feds will not interfere in states allowing commercial marijuana sales, will not put an end to more than 20,000 annual arrests for pot possession in Pennsylvania. But it does give lawmakers in Harrisburg an important opportunity to have a national impact. The Read the full article…