Oregon: Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords From Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients
Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 970, prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions.
The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicants status as a medical marijuana patient or whether they have a conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana.
Often times patients are forced to choose between their health and well-being and suitable housing, said NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf. No human bei....
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....
New York Lawmakers Might Actually Vote On Marijuana Legalization This Week
With just days left before the end of the legislative session, efforts to legalize marijuana in New York have been revived, with a possible vote this coming week.
Though momentum to pass a legalization measure seemed to largely die off after lawmakers in neighboring New Jersey announced they wouldnt move forward with plans to end cannabis prohibition through the legislature, advocates are increasingly optimistic that a deal in the Empire State is imminent.
Democratic members in both the Senate and Assembly held conferences last week to discuss details of the legislation.....
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....
Chronicle AM: NJ Lawmakers Pass Pot Expungement Bill, Psychedelic Research Proposal Advances, More...
Nevada is going to pilot a digital banking program for pot businesses, Alabama`s governor signs a medical marijuana study bill, chain pharmacies make recommendations on opioids, and more.
MDMA and other Schedule I substances could be opened for more research under a successful amendment to an appropriations bill.
Nevada to Test Limited Marijuana Banking System. Gov. Steve Sisolak D has signed into law a bill that creates a three-year pilot program where marijuana businesses can use an online system where digital currency can be sent and received. State....
Tell Sen. Durbin: Medical marijuana is no laughing matter
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week on combating the opioid epidemic, Illinois Senator Dick Durbin made a comment that is a perfect example of the kind of entrenched ignorance that MPP has been battling for nearly 25 years. Referring to his home state of Illinois, which only days ago passed a landmark, MPP-backed bill to legalize cannabis for adult use, Sen. Durbin remarked that:
``We`ve had medical marijuana. I`ve been to one of those clinics. It was almost a laughing matter.``
Really, Senator? Ready access to life-changing medical treatments is basical....
Nevada: New Law Bars Employers from Discriminating Against Cannabis Consumers
Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak has signed legislation into law prohibiting certain employers from refusing to hire a worker because he or she tested positive for cannabis. The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.
Assembly Bill 132 makes it unlawful for any employer in [Nevada] to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana.
The law is not applicable to prospective employees seeking certain safety sensitive positions, such as those se....
According to a new study, drivers who test positive for THC do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident.
For the study, researchers at the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC and/or other substances as compared to drug-free drivers over a six-year period 2010 to 2016.
As reported on by NORML, the state found that, In this multi-site observational study of non-fatally injured drivers, we found no increase in crash risk, after adjustment for age, sex, and use of other impairing substances, in drivers with THC<5ng/ml. For drivers with THC>5ngml there may be an increased risk of crash responsibility, b....
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.
For Military Members, Cannabis Still Off Limits Despite Growing Legalization
Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana. But it`s still not legal for active military servicemen and women. Colorado Public Radio`s Dan Boyce ATBoyceDan reports on the tension that produces for members of the military stationed in places where cannabis is legal.....
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....
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