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  • Cannabis industry may finally move past cash as Democrats look to loosen banking restrictions – The Secure and Fair Enforcement Banking Act, or SAFE Banking Act, has been introduced every Congress since 2013 by U.S. The post Cannabis industry may finally move past cash as Democrats look to loosen banking restrictions appeared first on The […]
  • Attorney General Nominee: Marijuana Enforcement Not “Best Use” of Resources – In the recently published questions for the record (QFRs) to Judge Merrick Garland from members… The post Attorney General Nominee: Marijuana Enforcement Not “Best Use” of Resources appeared first on NORML. [NORML Blog]
  • Veterans Groups Want Marijuana And Psychedelics Access Through VA, They Tell Congress – Leaders of military veterans organizations sent a clear message to congressional lawmakers this week: federal marijuana and psychedelics laws are outdated and should be reformed to give service members alternative treatment options for conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder. During joint hearings before […]
  • Mexico: Oped: End The War On Drugs Now – New York Times, 20 Nov 2020 – MEXICO CITY – On June 17, 1971, President Richard Nixon stood in front of the White House press corps and made his historic declaration of a new type of war. "Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States is […]
  • Retail cannabis sales lower opioid death rate – Storefront cannabis sales are associated with fewer opioid-related deaths, according to new research in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) The post Retail cannabis sales lower opioid death rate appeared first on The Leaf Online. [The Leaf Online]
  • Seattle Hempfest Online Event Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., PST In pre-Covid years, the world’s largest “protestival” featured 100,000 attendees rejoicing on the Seattle waterfront at Elliott Bay, enjoying music from multiple stages and a huge circus tent with panel discussions for all three summer days. But on this 29th year […]
  • ACLU, NAACP And Other Groups Push Congress To Pass Marijuana Legalization Bill By Next Month – A coalition of major drug policy and civil rights organization is urging congressional leadership to hold a House floor vote on a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill by the end of next month. In a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi […]
  • Third Party Presidential Candidates Push For Marijuana Legalization And Drug Decriminalization – The presidential nominees for the Libertarian and Green Parties both support bolder drug policy proposals, including marijuana legalization, than presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden or President Trump. Libertarian pick Jo Jorgensen and Green nominee Howie Hawkins recently discussed their views on the issue […]
  • Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That They Have Qualified for 2020 Ballot – In a July 20 e-mail update, proponents New Approach Montana posted: “The campaign to legalize marijuana … has cleared the signature hurdles to see its two initiatives on the ballot in Montana’s general election.” The post Montana: Legalization Initiative Proponents Announce That […]
  • Congress Will Legalize Marijuana in 2021 Despite Biden Opposition, Democratic Senator Says – A Democratic U.S. senator says that if his party reclaims the Senate and White House in November, lawmakers will “move very quickly” to legalize marijuana regardless of where presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden stands on the issue. read more
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