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Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

Virginia Lawmaker Preparing Bill for Marijuana Decriminalization

A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug. But the Republican said possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine.

Wisconsin Lawmakers Lobby for Bill That Would Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp

Wisconsin Lawmakers Lobby for Bill That Would Allow Farmers to Grow Hemp

On Oct. 10, 2017, Wisconsin lawmakers lobbied for a bill that would permit farmers to cultivate hemp in The Badger State.

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

Vermont Governor Launches Marijuana Advisory Commission

On Sept. 7, 2017, Gov. Phil Scott signed Executive Order 15-17, officially launching the Vermont Marijuana Advisory Commission. The commission will explore several options concerning how to successfully legalize recreational marijuana in the state.

Maine Marijuana Lobbyists Harvest Cash From Bankers, Accountants, Lawyers and Others

Marijuana Lobbyists Harvest Cash From Bankers, Accountants, Lawyers

Bankers, accountants, lawyers, real estate brokers and other professionals hoping to serve Maine’s recreational marijuana industry spent much of the $260,000 that has been paid to State House marijuana lobbyists so far in 2017.

Law Enforcement and Local Officials Applaud Passage of Nielsen Bill to Protect Children from Marijuana – Urging Governor to Sign SB 663

On January 1, 2018, Californians over the age of 21 will legally be able to buy recreational marijuana including edibles and other products. Children will inadvertently be exposed to the marketing of this drug.

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

In a Facebook live address, Cory Booker introduced legislation that would legalize pot at the federal level citing that current drug laws “are badly broken” and disproportionately hurt minority communities.

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National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Senate Appropriations Approval of Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the below statement in response to the Senate Appropriations Committee’s approval by voice vote today for the renewal of medical marijuana protections in the Department of Justice budget.

GOP Leadership Blocks Blumenauer Amendment to Allow VA Doctors to Recommend Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), founder and co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, condemned the House Rules Committee decision to block his amendment to make it easier for qualified veterans to access state-legal medical marijuana.

Americans for Safe Access Opioid Veterans Senate Committee

Senate Committee Stands up for Veterans Using Medical Cannabis

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — This morning, the Senate Committee on Appropriations voted 24-7 to include an amendment introduced by Senators Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) in the FY2018 Military Construction, Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill.

Maine Lawmakers OK Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Maine Lawmakers Approve Bill Requiring Testing Marijuana for Safety

Marijuana safety is a major concern for the Maine lawmakers, who want to make sure all marijuana is tested before hitting retail shelves. On July 20, 2017, the Maine House approved a bill that would require the Department of Agriculture to create testing facilities for marijuana.

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Signed Into Law

On July 18, 2017, Gov. Chris Sununu signed House Bill 640, a New Hampshire marijuana decriminalization bill, reducing the penalty for those who possess small amounts of marijuana.

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

New California Bill Would Allow County Fair Vendors To Sell Marijuana

A new California bill making its way through state legislation would allow county fair vendors to sell pot alongside the corn dogs and cotton candy.

Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Medical Cannabis Bill

Federal Lawmakers Reintroduce Bipartisan Medical Cannabis Bill

A group of lawmakers reintroduced a bipartisan medical cannabis bill just days after a letter surfaced from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that asked Congress to let him prosecute medical cannabis users.

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Massachusetts’ Recreational Marijuana Proposal Seeks Higher Taxes

Lawmakers reviewing the Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law plan to recommend sharply higher taxes and more control for city and town officials over retail pot shops in their communities, according to a copy of a House proposal obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.

Wisconsin Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced by Republican

Wisconsin Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Introduced by Republican

On May 30, 2017, a Republican state legislator joined a group of three democrats to introduce a Wisconsin marijuana decriminalization bill, but admitted that the bill’s passing would be unlikely.

Maryland's medical marijuana program takes big step forward

Maryland’s Medical Marijuana Program Takes Big Step Forward

Maryland’s medical marijuana program took a big step forward this week with the awarding of the state’s first grower’s license. ForwardGro, based in Anne Arundel County, could make medicine available to patients this fall, but a number of outside forces might put the brakes on the process.

California Bill Would Ban Marijuana Edibles

California Bill Would Ban Marijuana Edibles

They’re called edibles, and with marijuana now legal in California, they’re sending more and more kids to the emergency room. Now a proposed law that just passed in the Assembly would get the industry to stop making them.

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in NJ

Sen. Scutari Unveils Bill to Legalize Recreational Marijuana in New Jersey

Sen. Nick Scutari unveiled a 60-page bill to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana use in New Jersey, saying the state spends $127 million a year on enforcement efforts that do not work.

Massachusetts lawmakers debate tax on recreational marijuana

Massachusetts Lawmakers Debate Tax on Recreational Marijuana

Western Massachusetts sheriff’s want the state to use marijuana tax revenues to help combat the state’s deadly opioid addiction crisis. The bill under consideration would impose a 17% tax on marijuana.

Could Canadian Legalization of Recreational MJ Help US Pot Stocks?

Could Canadian Legalization of Recreational MJ Help US Pot Stocks?

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently introduced legislation to legalize use of recreational marijuana in Canada. While legalization should help Canadian marijuana providers, could it also provide a boost to U.S. marijuana stocks?

Wyden, Blumenauer Announce Bipartisan Path to Marijuana Reform

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., along with senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., today introduced three pieces of legislation to preserve the integrity of state marijuana laws and provide a path for responsible federal legalization and regulation of the marijuana industry.

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

South Carolina Republicans Co-Sponsor Medical Marijuana Bill

After losing a son to opioid addiction last year, a conservative South Carolina Republican is co-sponsoring a medical marijuana bill in the state’s General Assembly. State Rep. Eric Bedingfield said he believes medical marijuana can help people overcome opioid addiction.


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