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Opinion: The Future of Federal Legalization
The province responded to the the federal Liberals' promise to move toward cannabis legalization this week, with officials hoping they will be consulted.
In contrast to his predecessor Jeff Sessions, Barr repeatedly said that he would not interfere with cannabis businesses operating legally.
Over the past year, a number of lawmakers and industry experts have speculated the end to federal marijuana prohibition – casting predictions that cannabis will be legal across America within the next decade. The most recent forecast into America: The Land of the Weed comes spewing from the mouth of former New Mexico Governor Gary …
There's a lot of pro-marijuana bills in Congress now, but they're not likely to go anywhere. Here's why.
by Rick MaceyTwo of the leading pro-cannabis Congressmen were at work advancing the cause in late February, each introducing a bill to the House of Representatives that together would legalize and …
The Senate could vote to legalize cannabis at the federal level if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado can successfully amend a prison reform bill.
How can Obama be less progressive towards cannabis than some republican states? Check out his interview with Bill Maher for his opinion.
More and more states are legalizing marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, but could it really be legalized nationwide? We take a closer look.
Getting Up to Speed on Hemp Legalization
The national struggle for industrial hemp legalization is currently heating up. KwayNews.com did a feature on a bill introduced to the senate by Rand Paul, R-Ky, Ron Wyden, D-Ore, and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore. Recently Politico reported on the bill’s growing support in the senate and the beginnings…
A hemp legalization amendment in the Senate version of the 2018 Farm Bill bans people with felony drug convictions from participating in the hemp industry.
Parlaying the recent passing of Alaska’s Ballot Measure 2, which legalized cannabis for recreational sale in the state, Democratic Senator Johnny Ellis has pre-filed a bill seeking to make hemp – marijuana’s non-psychoactive sibling – the state’s next agricultural cash crop. According to reports, “Ellis had been considering proposing an industrial hemp bill for several years …
President Donald Trump signed hemp legalization into law Thursday, a change that's expected to unleash seismic market changes for the entire cannabis industry.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) announced a bill on Monday that would legalize industrial hemp as an agricultural product. The bill — dubbed the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 — has bipartisan support, with Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) both listed as co-sponsors for the legislation.
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The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry has advanced the 2018 Farm Bill on Wednesday in an overwhelmingly supportive 20-1 vote.
Learn which states recently voted for hemp legalization. There are various different Senate bills that have put hemp in the forefront. Become informed.
2018 Legalization Initiatives from Michigan, Utah, Missouri and North Dakota
Today, the North Dakota Secretary of State's office confirmed that LegalizeND has submitted more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana legalization initiative for the November ballot.
This has the possibility to be another banner year for the cannabis legalization movement, with up to six states potentially legalizing some form of cannabis by the end of 2018. Vermont and Oklahoma already passed legalization
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws endorses North Dakota’s voter-initiated, adult use marijuana legalization effort, Measure 3.
Proponents of a statewide ballot initiative to legalize the adult use of marijuana in North Dakota turned in nearly 19,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office today in an effort to place the measure before voters this November. State officials must certify 13,452 signatures in order to...
On Aug. 13, North Dakota's Secretary of State Alvin Jaeger approved the North Dakota Marijuana Legalization Initiative for the Nov. 6 ballot.
On Nov. 6, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana and the first in the Midwest, while Missouri and Utah joined 30 other states with medical-cannabis laws. Measure 3 in North Dakota and two others in Missouri were unsuccessful.
Despite growing interest in North Dakota’s marijuana legalization ballot measure among the state’s voters, it is groups and individuals from outside the state who are driving much of the funding on either side of the debate heading up to Election Day on Nov. 6, 2018. And newly filed campaign finance reports show that opponents have far more resources on hand than do supporters of ending cannabis prohibition. Measure 3, the Marijuana Legalization and Automatic Expungement Initiative, would legally allow the recreational use of marijuana for people 21 and older, including “growing, manufacturing, distributing, selling or testing of marijuana.” It would also create an automatic process to expunge the criminal records of “individuals with convictions for a controlled substance that has been legalized.” The proposal was certified for the ballot in August 2018, with advocates having collected 1,100 more valid signatures than the 13,452 required to place it before voters. Two campaign
Are you an elected official who opposes marijuana reform? Based on what I’ve been noticing this election cycle, you may be in jeopardy of becoming a victim of your own anti-marijuana propaganda. Voters in Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, and Utah will vote Nov. 6, 2018, on measures to legalize some form of marijuana use. Accomplished by voter initiatives, the ballot measures in Michigan and North Dakota would legalize recreational marijuana for those 21 and older. Meanwhile, voters in Utah and Missouri will cast their ballots for or against medical marijuana. We seem to be at the marijuana-reform crossroads in this country. While it’s been incredible to witness the demise of prohibition and the start of legalization, it’s disheartening and disturbing to know that some elected officials are made uncomfortable by the idea of informed adults turning to marijuana for medicinal or recreational use. With that thought in mind, here are a few things to consider before the November vote.
Cannabis Stocks Rise as 3 U.S. States Vote to Legalize Pot and Jeff Sessions Resigns | Cannabis Culture
North Dakota voters opt not to legalize recreational use despite it already being OK for medical purposes. Canadian cannabis companies got a shot in the arm on Wednesday as U.S. voters in three states decided to legalize the drug, and one of its biggest political opponents stepped down. While much of the attention from TuesdayRead More