Join the National Cannabis Industry Association to discuss the federal policy outlook and lobby on Capitol Hill for cannabis reform. Located on Capitol Hill, the 20 F Street NW Conference Center is a new meeting and conference facility located within walking distance of the Un...
Without a strong political machine driving legal reforms across the country, there would be no cannabis industry. This one day conference focuses on the latest efforts to reform state and federal marijuana laws. The event will be held along side NCIAs lobby days, and will feature...
Nevada: Traffic Deaths Drop Over 10 Following Marijuana Legalization
Contrary to prohibitionist rhetoric, traffic deaths in Nevada dropped over 10 in the first year following the legalization of marijuana.
According to data collected and released by the Nevada Department of Public Safety, 277 people died in car crashes between July, 2017 and May 2018. This is a 10.6 percent decrease from the same period a year prior; 310 people were killed in traffic accidents between July 2016, and May, 2017.
Marijuana officially became legal in Nevada on January 1, 2017. Legal marijuana sales began half a year later, on July 1. The law allows anyone 21 and older to possess marijuana, and purchase it from a licensed retail outlet.
According to the Nevada Department of Taxation, there was....
Vermont: Law Legalizing Adult Marijuana Use Takes Effect Sunday, July 1
Adults in Vermont will be able to possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis legally under state law, beginning this Sunday, July 1.
Vermont joins Alaska, California, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington in legalizing the adult possession and use of marijuana. It is the first state to enact legalization via an act of the legislature rather than by the passage of a voter initiative.
The majority of Vermonters, like the majority of the American public, desire to live in a community where responsible adults who ch....
The full United States Senate just overwhelmingly passed a farm bill that includes a provision to legalize hemp.
The Senate voted 86 to 11 today to give approval to a farm bill which includes a provision to legalize industrial hemp across the United States. Championed by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell R, the proposal would end a decades-long prohibition on a plant that congressional research shows can be used to make over 25,000 various products.
The same research shows that the U.S. imports over half a billion dollars each year in hemp products, yet retains a law that makes it illegal for farmers to grow it.
During a speech on the Senate floor, McConnell said that Consumers across....
Senate Democratic Leader Introduces Bill to End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
Senator Chuck Schumer introduced a bill that would remove cannabis from the controlled substances list.
Chuck Schumer D-NY introduced a bill on Wednesday June 27th that would remove marijuana from the DEAs list of controlled substances, which would allow states to determine their own cannabis policies without fear of federal interference.
Schumer, who announced his intention to file the bill in late April, was surely spurred on by recent midterm elections in which fellow ten-term, incumbent Democrat, Joe Crowley, was ousted by an independent 28-year-old Latina from Bronx, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
The legislation, cosponsored by Sens. Bernie Sanders I-VT, Tim Kaine D-VA and....
Senate Democratic Leader Introduces Far-Reaching Marijuana Descheduling Bill
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, along with Senators Bernie Sanders, Tim Kaine, and Tammy Duckworth, just introduced legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and to provide funding for the expungement of criminal records for those with past marijuana convictions.
Passage of descheduling legislation is necessary to resolve the existing and ever-growing state/federal divide over marijuana policy. Thirty-one states regulate medical marijuana use and nine states regulate the plants use, production, an....
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