On Jan. 18, 2018, Sen. Anna Wishart introduced an amendment resolution that would call for Nebraska residents to vote on the legal status of medical cannabis in the November election.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – A bipartisan group of Senators, led by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), today urged the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) to keep in place guidance that has enabled some financial institutions to provide banking services for legitimate cannabis businesses in states that have legalized medical or recreational cannabis.
Colorado U.S. Senator Cory Gardner will meet with Attorney General Jeff Sessions to discuss marijuana enforcement policy.
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.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) today became the first U.S senator to cosponsor Senator Cory Booker’s (D-NJ) landmark bill to end the federal prohibition on marijuana. He announced his support in a Facebook live tonight with Booker.
TRENTON, N.J., Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New Jersey CannaBusiness Association (NJCBA), the state’s leading business advocacy group for expanding access to medical cannabis and responsible adult-use of cannabis, fully endorses Senator Cory Booker’s cannabis legislative efforts.
Democratic Senator Jose Menendez filed Senate Bill 269 Tuesday morning. Menendez was joined by veterans, doctors and families at the State Capitol.
On Sept. 15, 2016, a legislator from California revealed that Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto brought up California’s recreational legalization measure with a delegation of California Democratic lawmakers who were visiting Mexico to discuss trade and border issues.
Nebraska’s medical marijuana campaign has hit another major snag. On May 23, 2016, advocates pushing for medical marijuana in the state announced they would no longer be pursuing a 2016 ballot initiative due to prohibitive costs and not enough time.
MESQUITE, Nev., April 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Cannabis Sativa Inc. (OTCQB: CBDS) announced today that Senator Mike Gravel will take over as CEO of Cannabis Sativa, Inc.
United States Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling for a federal reclassification of marijuana.
A bill has been introduced into the Michigan Senate that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state.
With the rise in abuse of prescription medication and opioid related deaths, one U.S. Senator is calling on the Centers for Disease Control to examine medical marijuana as a possible solution.
According to Reuters, Sen. Cristina Diaz Salazar believes Mexico’s Congress should approve a medical marijuana bill by May.
On Dec. 29, 2015, Georgia Sen. Harold Jones II pre-filed legislation that would eliminate felony marijuana possession in the state.
NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will deliver a noon keynote address on the first day of the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Fall Cannabis Business Summit, taking place in New York City, Sept. 21-23.
One state senator has introduced a new bill that would greatly expand Utah’s limited medical marijuana program.
When Hawaii legalized medical marijuana in 2000, many patients in the state were understandably excited. Fifteen years later, that excitement has slowly turned into frustration.
There is nothing sweeter than a Georgia peach; and if state Sen. Curt Thompson gets his way, that peach may start to taste a whole lot sweeter.