February 6, 2019

Maryland Lawmakers File Bills to Legalize Marijuana

State lawmakers in both chambers filed legislation Wednesday that would end cannabis prohibition in Maryland. SB0771, sponsored by Sen. William C. Smith, Jr., and HB0656, sponsored by Del. Eric Luedtke, would make cannabis legal for adults 21 and older and establish a system in which cannabis is regulated and taxed for adult use. Past convictions […]

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January 15, 2019 william barr attorney general

Trump’s AG Nominee Wants To Keep Marijuana Illegal

William Barr, the former Attorney General under President George H. W. Bush and President Donald Trump’s current nominee to lead the Justice Department, says it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana at the federal level. “We should either have a federal law that prohibits marijuana everywhere — which I would support, myself, because I […]

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January 11, 2019 tennessee medical marijuana

Republican Lawmakers Aim to Legalize Medical Marijuana in Tennessee

Republican lawmakers in the Tennessee Senate and House of Representatives say they will introduce a new medical marijuana bill during this year’s General Assembly. According to Tennessee State Sen.Janice Bowling (R- Tullahoma), a robust medical marijuana bill is currently being crafted with the help of Rep. Ron Travis (R-Dayton) from the Tennessee House of Representatives. […]

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January 10, 2019 marijuana legalization bill

Federal Bill to Legalize Marijuana Appropriately Named HR 420

A bill filed in the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) that aims to remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances was assigned a familiar number. HR 420, also known as the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Act, would remove cannabis from the federal Controlled Substances Act if it […]

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January 10, 2019 ky medical marijuana

Kentucky State Senator Chose Marijuana Over Oxycontin During Battle With Cancer

A republican state senator from Kentucky told reporters Wednesday that he smoked marijuana instead of taking prescription pain killers during a battle with colon cancer seven years ago. During a news conference where he spoke out in support of House Bill 136, a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Kentucky, Senator Dan Seum (R- Fairdale) […]

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November 18, 2016 Jeff Sessions marijuana

Trump’s Attorney General pick is a walking 70’s anti-pot commercial

As of today 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical use (that’s over half the country) and eight states plus the District of Columbia have given adults over the age of 21 the freedom to enjoy cannabis recreationally, similar to alcohol. Much of this new-found freedom can be traced to the work of Eric Holder, […]

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