Senate Spending Proposal Removes ‘DC Rider,’ Maintains Existing State Medical Cannabis Protections

In the newly released annual spending packages by the Senate Appropriations Committee, cannabis policy is scantly mentioned yet by omission, it could advance a critical element of reform that has long been pushed for by NORML and other allies. In the proposed FY22 Financial Services and General Government spending bill, which includes provisions relating to the […]

Mississippi: Governor Still Hasn’t Called a Special Session to Address Medical Marijuana

Mississippi legislators are still waiting for Governor Tate Reeves (R) to call a special session to enact legislation regulating medical marijuana access in the state. It’s been weeks since the initial request, and the governor continues to stall. After lawmakers sent him a draft proposal, which would allow qualifying patients with certain debilitating conditions to […]

Safe Injection Site Case Rejected by the Supreme Court

After gaining lots of traction nationwide and garnering many briefs sent to the courts asking for the case to be heard, the request by Safehouse in Philadelphia was rejected by the Supreme Court. This means that no decision would be had on the issue. Safe Injection Sites are professionally supervised rooms where those addicted to […]

Virginia: Officials Seal Over 64,000 Misdemeanor Marijuana Distribution Convictions

Virginia officials sealed 64,651 conviction records related to misdemeanor marijuana distribution charges since the state legalized marijuana in July. The state legislature’s Cannabis Oversight Commission made the announcement during a Thursday meeting. 333,886 simple marijuana possession conviction records were previously sealed after the state enacted a measure in 2020 to decriminalize low-level marijuana possession offenses. […]

Mercy for Animals is working to switch farmers from animals to hemp

Farming chickens in the U.S. is a big business. Many farmers across the nation have devoted their time, energy, and resources towards this huge market. As of recently, the animal Advocacy group Mercy for Animals have started their “Transfarmation” project. This project intends to switch farmers from slaughtering animals to growing hemp. Mercy for Animals […]

House Veterans Affairs Committee To Consider Marijuana Research Bill

The House Veterans Affairs Committee (HVAC) will conduct a legislative hearing on Wednesday, October 13th, which will include consideration of the bipartisan VA Cannabis Research Act of 2021, HR 2916. The legislation “would direct VA to conduct clinical research with varying forms of medicinal cannabis to evaluate the safety and effects of cannabis on health […]

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