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Cannabis Supporters Rally Today At LA City Hall

Cannabis business owners, patients, activists, workers and supporters will rally at LA City Hall to demand nine important changes to draft proposed requirements designed to regulate LA’s cannabis industry. The rally will be led by LA’s largest cannabis advocacy coalition: The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 770  (UFCW), United […]

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New Jersey Senator Booker Introduces Marijuana Justice Act

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, an outspoken advocate for cannabis law reform, recently introduced a new bill to the US Senate. Titled the Marijuana Justice Act, the bill would completely remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Unfortunately, many Senators have already voiced their concern over the bill, believing that […]

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Latino Legislators Call For Decriminalizing Cannabis

For the first time in its history, the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has taken a bold stance on two issues directly related to correcting chronic injustices committed against Latinos and many other Americans. NHCSL today approved two separate resolutions calling for the decriminalization of cannabis at the state and […]

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Texas: Public Hearing On Reducing Penalties For Small Amounts Of Marijuana

Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Chairman Joe Moody held a public hearing to discuss reducing state marijuana possession penalties on Wednesday and to support HB 334, which was introduced by Chairman Moody in the special legislative session in July. HB 334 would make possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil […]

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Michigan Primary Election Bodes Poorly For Marijuana Community

Michigan’s primary election was held Tuesday, August 8, and in two large cities pro-marijuana candidates were not advanced to the November election. In Lansing’s Mayoral race, two candidates have secured positions on the November ballot: current State Representative Andy Schor (68% of the vote) and current Council member Judi Brown […]

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National Conference Of State Legislatures Urges De-Scheduling Marijuana

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) approved a resolution Monday urging that the Controlled Substances Act should be amended to remove marijuana from scheduling in order to give federally approved banks the ability to work with marijuana businesses. This would also allow states to determine their own marijuana policies without the […]