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Senator Files ‘420’ Bill To Federally Legalize Marijuana

On February 8, the office of Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) in Washington, D.C., announced that he had introduced S. 420, a bill...
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A New Marijuana Banking Bill Is Finally In Motion

On February 13, the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services held a hearing on a bill that would permit access to banking...
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New Senate Bill Would Force Increased Research On Medical Marijuana For Veterans

The first Senate marijuana bill of the new Congress would direct the U.S. Department for Veteran Affairs (VA) to carry out research...
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Industrial Hemp Cultivation In The U.S. Is Growing Fast, Report Shows

Industrial hemp production increased dramatically in the U.S in 2018, according to a report released last week by the free market hemp...
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Survey: Veterans Strongly Support Legalization and Research into Marijuana

Military veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars strongly support legalizing marijuana and increasing research into the medical uses of cannabis, according...
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Here’s Where Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris Stands on Marijuana

On January 21, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) announced that she is running for president in 2020, making her one of many pro-reform...
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Survey Reveals Majority Of U.S. Mayors Want Legal Marijuana

On January 22 in Washington, D.C., Boston University published its 2018 Menino Survey of Mayors, which shows that a majority of U.S....
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Where Does Presidential Candidate Kirsten Gillibrand Stand On Marijuana?

In the 2020 presidential election, the incumbent is a Republican with sagging poll numbers, leaving the Democratic field open. By mid-January, eight...
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Chief Justice Reports Cannabis Prosecutions Are Declining

It appears that as more U.S. states defy federal prohibition and pass legislation to legalize cannabis for both medical and recreational use,...
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Where 2020 Presidential Contender Elizabeth Warren Stands On Marijuana

At the end of 2018, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) announced that she would be establishing a committee to consider a run for...