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

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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…

Time For New Look At Marijuana

KENTUCKY:  The Kentucky General Assembly made history last week. For the first time ever a bill to legalize marijuana for medical use advanced when, on a nine to five vote, HB 350 cleared the House Health and Welfare Committee. Also last week, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee approved SB 124 with only one no Read the full article…

In The Weeds: Republicans Paul, Christie, Perry Open To Softer Pot Laws Ahead Of 2016

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has arguably been the most vocal on the subject, saying the federal government should leave the issue entirely to the states.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Republicans eyeing the White House in 2016 are pushing their party to change its stance and accept a softening of federal marijuana laws — a dramatic shift from the GOP’s most recent contenders who railed against the drug and questioned its medicinal value. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has arguably been the most vocal on the Read the full article…

Hemp Supporters Rally In Washington, Conway Wants Discussion With Ag Commissioner

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Hemp supporters will rally in Washington D.C. today. Members of Vote Hemp and other groups are descending on the nation’s capital for Hemp Lobby Day to convince Congress to lift a federal ban on the plant for industrial use. Earlier this year Kentucky lawmakers approved the research and cultivation of hemp, but Read the full article…

Rand Paul Pushes for Legalization of Industrialized Hemp in New Farm Bill

In a recent poll, 52 percent of Kentucky voters said they are ready to legalize medical marijuana.

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for… The antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents of hemp legalization is Kentucky Read the full article…

Rand Paul Pushes for Legalization of Industrialized Hemp in New Farm Bill

As the nation’s lawmakers continue to bore through the details of the upcoming federal farm bill revision, a number of forward-thinking members of Congress are simultaneously pushing for… The antiquated and indefensible prohibition on hemp farming to be lifted as part of its new provisions. And included among these proponents of hemp legalization is Kentucky Read the full article…