A Republican senator from a state where marijuana is legal is pushing this week to give cannabis businesses a measure of tax fairness.
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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.
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.
Rep. Matt Gaetz has been in Congress for less than a year, but the Florida Congressman has already become one of the House’s foremost leaders working to reform federal marijuana policies. Just one problem: GOP leadership doesn’t seem especially interested in giving the issue a fair shake.
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.
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.
On Sunday, the state’s auditor general said marijuana legalization could save the state millions of dollars. But Wolf isn’t on board – yet.
In a statement sent to Senate offices today the Drug Policy Alliance urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to reject Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. The committee is holding confirmation hearings on Sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday.
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Tom Campbell, the respected former Republican Congressman and legislator, former Director of the California Department of Finance under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger officially endorsed Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act.
For five years, Republican state Rep. Peter McCoy of James Island was a state prosecutor in Charleston, working hundreds of drug cases along the way.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie will decide whether New Jersey residents with post-traumatic stress disorder can be treated with medical marijuana after lawmakers approved a measure Monday.
Marijuana supporters are crossing their fingers that the Obama administration will act soon to reschedule cannabis because neither candidates for president or vice president are giving them any positive feelings.
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.
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.
In anticipation of the upcoming Republican presidential debate taking place at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Marijuana Policy Project has issued a voter guide that grades presidential candidates on marijuana policy with an A-F score.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of Oct. 19, 2015: With Ohio poised to vote on marijuana legalization on November 3, 2015, the outcome of the election will hinge on the votes of young liberals.
While health, safety and youth awareness are a huge part of the increasing attention given to marijuana, the impact of it in the political space is growing at perhaps an even quicker speed.
Weekly CannaBit for the week of July 13, 2015: Democrats and Independents are more likely to support legalization than Republicans, but in the past 40 years Democratic and Republican support has more than tripled.
The 2016 presidential field is taking shape, and many of the candidates are weighing in on the debate about 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.
In a surprise move, one Texas legislator is leading the fight for cannabis reform in the Lone Star State and he’s doing it with a Bible firmly clutched in hand.
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.
A move to legalize marijuana in the nation’s capital may be blocked by Congress.
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.
LOWER PROVIDENCE — Following a panel discussion on Wednesday at the Lower Providence Township Building, state Rep. Mike Vereb announced his support for a state Senate bill that would allow doctors in Pennsylvania to prescribe medical marijuana to patients.
Prospects are starting to look dicey for Ballot Measure 2, which would legalize marijuana in Alaska. Smart Alternatives to Marijuana, the brainchild of legalization foe Kevin Sabet, has seized the advantage, and polls are now running 49 to 44 percent against, a shift from the 55 percent approval rate in early 2014.
There’s no escaping Colorado’s status as the poster child for legal recreational marijuana when visitors come to town, even — or especially — when Denver is trying to sell itself as the perfect site for a national political convention.