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Virginia Governor Officially Signs Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Into Law

The end of May brought marijuana decriminalization to Virginia as the governor officially signed two bills into law. According to Marijuana Moment: “The governor of Virginia signed a pair of identical bills on [May 21st] to decriminalize marijuana possession in the state. “Following the lawmakers’ initial passage of the measures… Read more »

US House panel calls for stepped-up marijuana research, which could prove critical to federal reform

A US House panel has called for more marijuana research, which some believe could aid federal reform. As reported by Jeff Smith with Marijuana Business Daily: “In a positive signal for the cannabis industry, lawmakers from both parties and three government witnesses told a U.S. congressional subcommittee Wednesday the federal… Read more »

Mississippi Voters Will Decide Whether To Legalize Medical Marijuana

Citizens in the state of Mississippi will be able to decide if they want medical marijuana as it is added to the 2020 ballot. According to Thomas Edward with High Times: “Mississippi became the latest state this week to add a medical marijuana question to its 2020 ballot. “Voters there… Read more »

Marijuana Legalization Bill Approved By Congressional Committee In Historic Vote

History was made as a federal marijuana legalization bill was approved by the House Judiciary Committee by a 24-10 vote on Nov. 20, 2019. According to Kyle Jaeger with Marijuana Moment: “For the first time in history, a congressional committee has approved a bill to end federal marijuana prohibition. “The… Read more »

Vote To Federally Legalize Marijuana Planned In Congress

As more states have pushed for both medical and recreational marijuana measures to be passed, some may have speculated when that drive would move to the federal level. That time could be next week. According to Tom Angell with Forbes: “A key congressional committee plans to hold a historic vote… Read more »

Texas Lawmaker Announces Cannabis Legalization Bill

State Rep. Rolando Gutierrez has released his “REAL Cannabis Legalization Act” ahead of the legislature’s 2021 session. Texas Rep. Rolando Gutierrez has unveiled a cannabis legalization proposal ahead of the state legislature’s 2021 legislative session in the hopes of gaining the support needed from lawmakers to successfully pass the legislation…. Read more »

California Governor Signs Eight Cannabis-Related Bills into Law

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation Urges Congress To Pass Three Marijuana Research Bills

A leading advocacy group that’s dedicated to finding treatment options for Parkinson’s medical research disease is backing three pieces of marijuana research legislation in Congress. The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF)—named after the actor, who has Parkinson’s and established the nonprofit—said last week that lifting barriers to cannabis research, including… Read more »

New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania May Coordinate a Unified Adult-Use Legalization Plan

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

Wisconsin and South Dakota are Preparing 2020 Legalization Measures

Wisconsin and South Dakota are among the few handful of states that still don’t allow the medical use of cannabis—but legislators and activists are ramping up their efforts to change that. Activists and legislators are working hard now to pass medical legalization in 2020. On Friday, a group of lawmakers in… Read more »

Majority Of New Yorkers Say Marijuana Should Be Legalized, Poll Shows

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

How Can Cannabis Companies Prepare for Banking Reform?

Now that the SAFE Banking Act has cleared the U.S. House, the industry should get its financial house in order to ensure a smooth transition from cash-run to banked businesses. While it remains to be seen whether the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act will become law this year, its passage… Read more »

Congressional Bill Would Protect Students From Losing Financial Aid Over Drug Convictions

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

Bill To Legalize Marijuana Through State-Run Model Introduced In Pennsylvania

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »

Illinois Lawmaker Introduces CBD Testing Bill

Marijuana has been in the decriminalization process since 1973 with many states over the years passing laws to either authorize the use of marijuana or prohibit it. It is time to stop treating marijuana like a deadly drug, when science and public opinion agree that it is relatively safe for… Read more »