Wednesday, November 25, 2020
NORML Conference 2020

NORML Virtual Conference: Oct 22-23

NORML, American’s leading marijuana reform organization, is hosting its annual conference on October 22 and 23 from 12-5PM EDT as a virtual...
Cannabis arrests outnumber violent crime arrests

Federal Data Shows Marijuana Arrests Are in Decline but Still Outnumber Violent Crime

The FBI reports that 2019 saw a fall in the number of marijuana-related arrests for the first time since 2015, but that...
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New FDA Guidance Will Expedite Approval of CBD Medications

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is introducing new draft guidance to speed up the approval process for oral CBD medications.
Congress delays more act vote

Congress Postpones Vote on MORE Act

It was almost too good to be true, and so it proved. The scheduled floor vote on the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment and...
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Low-Flying Helicopter Used to Smuggle Cannabis from Canada to US

Canadian law enforcement arrested four men who flew a helicopter at low altitude to smuggle cannabis across the US-Canada border.
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House Committee Approves Bill that Would Allow Research on Dispensary-Sourced Cannabis

A comprehensive bipartisan bill that would allow scientists to source marijuana from state-legal dispensaries, among other provisions to facilitate research on the...
Congress Would Pursue Federal Marijuana Social Equity Programs Under Biden Presidency

Congress Would Pursue Federal Marijuana Social Equity Programs Under Biden Presidency, Senator Says

If the Biden-Harris ticket wins the presidential election in November, Congress would look to support minority-ownership of state-legal marijuana businesses, according to...
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House Lawmakers Prepare for Historic Vote to Federally Decriminalize Marijuana

The US House of Representatives will hold a vote this month on a bill to remove marijuana from the list of federally...
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What Trump Could Gain (And Lose) By Legalizing Marijuana

President Trump has rarely commented publicly on marijuana legalization unless prompted. When asked his administration’s position on the issue, he generally says...
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VP Pick Harris Confirms Biden Administration Will Decriminalize, Not Legalize, Marijuana

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s announcement of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his vice presidential running mate fueled speculation as to whether...