Saturday, August 18, 2018

Legislation Introduced to Allow Marijuana Use in Public Housing

When states began to legalize medical marijuana in the late nineties, various legal issues were sure to result from the discrepancy between state and...
DC popup marijuana parties

30 Arrested at a Marijuana Pop-up Event in DC

In the nation’s capital city, it is legal for a person who is 21 or older to possess up to two ounces of marijuana...
US Senate votes to legalize hemp

U.S. Senate Votes to Legalize Hemp

On Jun 28, the U.S. Senate voted 86-11 to approve an omnibus bill that included a provision to legalize the cultivation of hemp across...
Chuck Schumer Decriminalization bill

Sen. Chuck Schumer Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

On June 27, U. S. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York introduced a bill to decriminalize marijuana and to give people with marijuana convictions...
FDA approves epidiolex first marijuana-based drug

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Based Drug

On June 25, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), granted approval of Epidiolex, the brand name of a cannabidiol (CBD) preparation used in the...
Michael Hancock among mayors calling for federal reform

Denver, Thornton Mayors Join Other City Leaders in Calling for Federal Marijuana Policy Reform

At the 86th Annual Meeting U.S. Conference of Mayors held June 8-11 in Boston, the nation’s mayors promulgated a resolution that calls on local...
Senate Committee Kills Bill Protecting Banks Serving Marijuana Businesses

Senate Committee Kills Amendment that Would Protect Banks that Serve Cannabis Businesses

In June, a U.S. Senate committee voted against moving forward on an amendment that would have offered protection to financial institutions that did business...
Trump U turn marijuana

Why Trump May U-Turn on Marijuana Legalization

On Friday, June 8, President Trump signaled a possible change in his administration’s marijuana policy by voicing support for a bill that would withdraw...
VA medical marijuana amendment

Senate Committee Approve MMJ for Veterans Amendment

In early June, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would offer protection to veterans and Veterans Administration (VA) doctors in states...

Oklahoma Senator: Medical Marijuana Would Be Harmful To Families

A religious group called Oklahoma Faith Leaders and U.S. Senator James Lankford of Oklahoma have come out in opposition to State Question 788, a...