HR 1227 is the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act. It currently has 37 co-sponsors in the House – a good mixture of Democrats and Republicans. The bill removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Schedule 1 (effectively legalizing it at the federal level) while prohibiting marijuana importation into states where it remains illegal. This bill represents a huge opportunity, if you will seize it!
Reason attended the Cannabis World Congress and Business Exposition, and encountered Billy Tauzin, former conservative congressman from Louisiana, who went on to head up PhRMA. Now he's advocating legal weed.
Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests.
Trump wants to spend "a lot of money" on a new round of anti-drug commercials. Just say no.
On the first great-weather day of Spring 2018, President Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing federal objections to the legalization of marijuana, reports Tom Angell of Marijuana Moment.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is signing on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, introduced last year by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).
As of January 2018, anyone over the age of 21 can walk into a store in California and pick up some marijuana. All you need is some cash or a credit card. To learn more about how legalized recreational cannabis sales works, we tracked a product, the Kiva chocolate bar, up the supply chain—from seed to sale. We talked to cannabis entrepreneurs along the way to find out what's changed for them operating in a legal state market. And what we found was surprising: Anxiety about the future of the legal market under California's highly regulated—and highly taxed—system. Some industry insiders told us that if the legal market remains so overtaxed and overregulated that the black market will continue to stay in business. "The situation in the market is pretty dire," says Kristi Knoblich Palmer, COO and co-founder of KIVA, which had to lay off employees for the first time in the company's history after recreational legalization went into effect. "That has everything to do with the cost of cannabis to the end consumer."
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The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment protects marijuana states from federal tyranny. But it must be extended yearly. Tell Congress to renew it.
This bill dictates that the Controlled Substances Act "shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to...marijuana."
This bill removes marijuana from the Controlled Substances Schedule 1 (effectively legalizing it at the federal level) while prohibiting marijuana importation into states where it remains illegal.
It turns out that a lot of accomplished, well-respected historical figures did drugs. From Winston Churchill taking amphetamines to Thomas Edison lacing his wine with cocaine, not everyone who uses narcotics is a hopeless basket case living in a dumpster. While some drug users spiral into addiction and crime, others go on to become president. It's time to debunk the age old stereotypes of the back alley dangerous dealer or the lazy stoner when, according to the National Survey on Drug Use, roughly half of all Americans have tried an illegal drug. In the latest "Mostly Weekly" host Andrew Heaton breaks down the cartoonish Drug Warrior portrayal of drugs by showing some of the beloved historical figures who used them.
Drug use will no longer be punished, but treated in Norway. The majority in the Storting (Norwegian Parliament) agrees on the historic transformation of Norwegian drug policy. – The majority will stop punishing people who struggle, but instead give them help and treatment,” said Nicolas Wilkinson, SV’s health spokesman in the Parliament to VG. Labor …
For decades the U.S. government has engaged in a shifting series of alliances of convenience with the world’s largest drug cartels.
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The Sacramento branch of the California tax collection agency reeks of marijuana.That’s because it’s cash day at the collection center – when marijuana dispensary owners are allowed to bring in paper money to pay their quarterly sales tax bill – and the smell of their inventory clings to everything.California, like all states with any form of legalized marijuana, faces a growing problem over the federal government’s position that cannabis remains a Schedule 1 illegal drug, classified the same way as meth or cocaine, with no legal uses – and therefore no legal access to traditional banks.
In April of this year, two Drug Enforcement Administration task force members stopped a man named Issa Serieh at Los Angeles International Airport, asked him some questions, and seized $30,750 in cash off of him. They sent him on his way without charging him with a crime.