An Illinois hemp bill in the General Assembly that would allow hemp to be grown legally in the state could mark a major shift for medical marijuana growers if approved.
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Coinciding with the national marijuana holiday of 4/20, a notorious marijuana prohibitionist blasted efforts to legalize marijuana nationwide while speaking at a drug abuse summit in Atlanta, Georgia.
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies is preparing its spending bill for fiscal year 2018 and 44 members of Congress want the subcommittee to craft its bill so that the Department of Justice has to respect state medical marijuana laws.
It’s one of the biggest debates going on right now in Massachusetts, whether to legalize recreational marijuana.
One of the common arguments used by those that oppose medical marijuana is that medical marijuana reform would lead to increased teen drug use, but the facts just don’t bear out those assumptions.
As 2014 comes to a close, so too does the first year of legal recreational marijuana sales. There were a lot of expectations placed upon the marijuana industry coming into the year.
Peter Thiel, venture capitalist and co-founder of PayPal, is considering a multimillion dollar investment in Seattle-based private equity firm, Privateer Holdings, according to CNBC.
Earlier this year we reported that teen drug use has been shown to decline as marijuana laws become more liberalized.
Progress is not given, it is earned. The 2014 MJINews Power Activists know this all too well. The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws began the organized drug law reform movement in 1970, inspiring activists across the nation.
From politically-minded academics, to large international organizations, here is a look at some of the fiercest foes of the marijuana industry. Their diligence should not be underestimated.
Marijuana will be available to all consenting adults over 21 in the Beaver State next year. As the results show, thanks to voters who passed Measure 91, Oregon became the third state after Colorado and Washington state to legalize marijuana … .
The 2014 midterm elections have been a huge victory for the cannabis industry. All of the states that passed cannabis reform did so with well over 50 percent, even Florida’s failed Amendment 2 got 58 percent of the vote.
Legalization seems to be losing ground in Alaska, where, in the latest Public Policy Poll, 49 percent of those polled said they would vote “No” on legalization, with 44 percent saying “Yes” and 8 percent “Not sure.”
On November 4, 2014, Oregon residents will go to the polls to decide whether Oregon should legalize the sale of recreational marijuana. In the mean time, cannabis proponents and opponents are fighting a war for the minds of Oregonian voters.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has faced conservative opposition ever since the subject first cropped up. Despite that, it is in place and moving along quite nicely, at least for now. A similar amount of opposition has confronted the campaign for medical marijuana. Until recently, issues regarding the ACA and medical marijuana have remained separate, which is best for both; however, new reports have highlighted that issues of insurance and medical marijuana are intersecting.