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MPP and MPP Foundation envision a nation where marijuana is legally regulated similarly to alcohol, marijuana education is honest and realistic, and treatment for problem marijuana users is non-coercive and geared toward reducing harm. Marijuana prohibition has failed. Its tim...
The Drug Policy Alliance is advocating for crucial marijuana and drug law reform initiatives this November, and your support can strengthen our work on the ground in several tight races. Colorado and Washington Legalize Marijuana. Colorado and Washington made history by becomi...
MPP, which was founded in January 1995, is the largest organization in the U.S. thats focused solely on ending marijuana prohibition.MPPs mission is to change federal law to allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without federal interference, as well as to regulat...
Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy.
The first will be held on Wednesday, June 19th, in the Small Business Committee, entitled Unlocked Potential? Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry.
Currently, in the 10 states that have legalized adult use cannabis and the 33 states that have legalized medical marijuana programs, entrepreneurs and small businesses are unable to access the valuable programs and support of the Small Business Administration. Ultimately, this prohibition on access to resources hampers th....
Chronicle AM: CO Hits $1 Billion in Cannabis Taxes, Pompeo Doubles Down on Colombia Crop Spraying, More... 6/13/18
Colorado has raked in a billion dollars in cannabis tax revenues, Cincinnati decriminalizes, Bonaroo harm reduction protest, Pompeo pushes Colombia coca crop spraying, and more.
Is this truck driver ``an illicit drug user``? A trucking group says hundreds of thousands are. Creative Commons
Colorado Hits $1 Billion in Marijuana Tax Revenues. The state Department of Revenue reported this week that tax revenues from marijuana sales since legalization in 2014 have now topped the one-billion-dollar mark. The department reported tax, license, and fee revenues....
Anti-Marijuana Lawmakers Shut Down By Congressional Committee
Marijuana reform advocates scored two victories on Tuesday after a key congressional committee approved a spending bill that included a cannabis banking provision and excluded another rider that previously impeded legalization in the nations capital. The moves came in spite of impassioned objections from a handful of Republican lawmakers.
For the first time ever, the House Appropriations Committee passed spending legislation that would provide protections for banks that service marijuana businesses. And a longstanding provision prohibiting Washington, D.C. from using its o....
Kirsten Gillibrand announced her plan for nationwide cannabis legalization this week.
Kirsten Gillibrand has been making waves in the political discussions happening in America, both as the U.S. Senator from New York and now as a Democratic Candidate for president. If you weren`t already taking a look at what she is working toward, you should be now as this week she revealed her plan to fully legalize cannabis nationwide, stating, ``It`s 2019. Let`s legalize it.
Aside from fully legalizing recreational/adult-use and medical cannabis, Gillibrand`s plan would expunge all nonviolent marijuana convictions and work on the medical and economic opportunity of thi....
Marijuana Banking Bill Has A Chance In The Senate, Republican Lawmakers Say
Some Republican senators say there is a chance that Sen. Mike Crapo R-ID, who chairs the Senate Banking Committee, will schedule legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses access to financial services for a hearing in his panel if it passes the House of Representatives.
Sens. Kevin Cramer R-ND and Rand Paul R-KY both told Marijuana Moment they discussed the cannabis banking legislation with Crapo and are hopeful he will bring the bill forward.
Ive talked with Senator Crapo about it, said Sen. Paul. I think theres a good chance theyre going to bring it up.
TSA Updates Marijuana Rules To Allow Hemp-Derived CBD On Flights
The Transportation Security Administration TSA updated its policy on cannabis over the Memorial Day weekend, changing the medical marijuana section of its What Can I Bring? webpage from reading no to yes with special instructions.
Specifically, the agency is clarifying that hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on planes under certain circumstances.
Previously, TSA made no distinction between marijuana and hemp-derived preparations and warned on its website that cannabis products cannot be taken as carry-on items or in checked bags. But since the 2018 Farm Bill fed....
An activist group in North Dakota filed paperwork to begin petitioning for another adult use marijuana legalization ballot initiative in 2020. The group then withdrew the measure so they can amend the language.
Members of the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission have decided to advance plans to regulate social marijuana use facilities.
Governor Jared Polis D of Colorado signed legislation into law that allows physicians to recommend medical cannabis for any condition for which an opiate would otherwise be prescribed.
Legislation that would have removed the threat of....
GOP Congressman Exposes Flaws In VA Marijuana Research Projects
Rep. Matt Gaetz R-FL emphasized the importance conducting clinical trials on medical marijuana at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs VA on Tuesday, a topic on which he has often focused.
He also criticized the catch-22 of VA cannabis research, arguing that while the department is able to conduct clinical trials on marijuana, it doesnt effectively publicize those studies, leaving veterans who might be interested in participating in the dark.
The congressman started by asking whether Mike Colston, director of mental health policy and oversight at the Department of Defe....
Welcome to the latest edition of NORMLs Weekly Legislative Roundup
Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries announced their intentions to introduce legislation known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act CSA, thus ending the nearly century-long federal policy of criminalization and prohibition.
Governor Doug Bergum R of North Dakota signed a bill into law that will remove the threat of jail time for the possession of up to a half ounce of marijuana.
38 Attorneys General Ask Congress To Bring Marijuana Money Into Banking System
A bipartisan group of attorneys general is urging Congress to pass legislation that would make it easier for banks to handle money involved in the legal cannabis industry. (image:Brennan Linsley/AP)
The attorneys general of 38 states and territories sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, urging them: Please, let us bank the money generated by the country`s booming cannabis business.
Most states and several U.S. territories have legalized medical marijuana, and 10 states and the District of Columbia have legalized adult recreational use. But federal law still considers marijuana illegal, which exposes banks to legal risk if they handle weed-related money or transactions.
``This is simple: Not incorporating an $8.3 billion industry into our banking system....
Chronicle AM: Trump VA Rejects Vets` MedMJ Bills, Philippines Drug War Called Out, More... 5/2/19
The Trump VA rejects medical marijuana bills for veterans, DC`s mayor unveils a bill to allow for taxed and regulated marijuana sales, the Louisiana legislature is moving on medical marijuana issues, the Philippines is in the hot seat as global harm reductionists gather, and more.
Sending a message to Duterte. Steve Forrest/HRI/Workers` Photos
Alaska Regulators Approve Draft Changes for Onsite Consumption. The Marijuana Control Board has given initial approval to draft changes in the state`s recently-approved onsite consumption regulations. The new dra....
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