WASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo. introduced The Industrial Hemp Water Rights Act today, legislation to ensure farmers can use their water rights to grow industrial hemp in states where industrial hemp cultivation is allowed.
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In California, the race is on to legalize recreational marijuana in 2016. Multiple organizations are pushing for legalization, and the field is slowly becoming as crowded as the Republican field for presidential candidates.
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 17, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced the Small Business Tax Equity Act of 2015 in both the House and the Senate.
Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decadeslong prohibition of the plant.
New York may become the fifth state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana. That is, if democratic state Sen. Liz Krueger’s efforts are successful.
The collapse of the American hemp industry is one of the strangest consequences of cannabis prohibition. For most of U.S. history, hemp, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis sativa, was regarded as a versatile crop.
The proliferation of legal marijuana in the last decade has come as a huge relief to millions of marijuana users in the United States.
When voters in Washington, D.C., approved recreational marijuana by a margin of 64 percent, residents were left with asking, “Now what?”
Illinois’s Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act establishes a 4-year pilot program allowing the cultivation and dispensing of marijuana for medical purposes. Although the law became effective in January, 2014, much of this year has been spent building the regulatory framework necessary to administer the program.
Medical marijuana has been legal in the District of Columbia since 2010, but dispensaries did not begin opening until the spring of 2013. They have had a pretty rugged year, operating within the confines of a highly restrictive law. That may be about to change, however, because the District’s Council has made moves.