Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Marijuana Becomes a Central Issue in US Senate Race in Nevada

Jacky Rosen, a Democratic member of the U.S. Congress from Nevada, is challenging Republican incumbent Dean Heller for his Senate seat, and she is...

Where Does Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stand on Marijuana?

On July 9, President Donald Trump nominated Brett M. Kavanaugh to replace Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who has retired from the U.S. Supreme Court....
US Senators urge Sessions to expedite marijuana research licenses.

Bipartisan Group of US Senators Encourage Sessions to Approve Marijuana Research

On July 25, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. senators published a letter they sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions regarding the status of twenty-six applications...

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...