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Senator Ron Wyden Becomes First Co-Sponsor for the Marijuana Justice Act

Senator Ron Wyden Becomes First Co-Sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act

Senator Ron Wyden Becomes First Co-Sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act

On Dec. 18, 2017, United States Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced that he would be the first co-sponsor of S.1689, better known as the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that would take marijuana off of the federal list of controlled substances.

Norton Elated That Republican Senate D.C. Appropriations Bill Contains No Anti-Home-Rule Riders for Third Year in a Row

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced that the Republican Senate fiscal year 2018 District of Columbia appropriations bill does not contain any anti-home-rule riders.

North Carolina Marijuana Legalization Garners Major Voter Support

North Carolina Marijuana Legalization Garners Major Voter Support

According to a recent poll published by Elon University, North Carolina marijuana legalization is gaining momentum, with more than half of the state’s citizens ready to legalize the plant for medicinal purposes.

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Marijuana Policy Project Updates Guide to Presidential Candidates, Adds Third Parties

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On Tuesday, the nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), launched an updated presidential candidate voter guide for the general election, which now includes third-party candidates.


Pass or Fail: NORML Grades Members of Congress

On April 20, 2016, NORML, the oldest non-profit public-interest legalization organization, released its 2016 Congressional Scorecard, assigning members of Congress letter grades ‘A’ through ‘F’ based upon their marijuana-related voting records and comments in 2015.

Sanders Endorses Legalization

Bernie Sanders Endorses Recreational Legalization

During the Democratic presidential debates on Oct. 13, 2015, Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., became the second major party candidate, after Rand Paul on the Republican side, to endorse marijuana legalization.


US House Votes to Protect Medical Marijuana

On June 3, 2015, The United States House of Representatives voted to reauthorize an amendment that would prevent federal authorities from interfering with medical marijuana businesses in states where the substance is legal.


The Direction of Change in the Empire State

In 2013 New York State Senator Liz Krueger introduced a bill that would have legalized recreational use of marijuana. Krueger, a Democrat representing Manhattan in Albany, plans to re-introduce that act, apparently with some minor changes, in January 2015.

Political Races

Marijuana in the Governor’s Races

As election day 2014 nears, the politics of marijuana use, either medical or recreational or both, impinges upon several gubernatorial races: Oregon, Florida, California, Illinois, Massachusetts and Colorado.