Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation

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Senate Majority Leader Announces Progress on Hemp Reform Legislation | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Friday announced that he has secured provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill to further expand and facilitate state-regulated hemp production. In a press release, McConnell acknowledged that provisions in S. 2667: The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 have now been incorporated into the Senate’s version […]

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Senate Leader Plans to Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform

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Senate Leader Plans to Spearhead Federal Hemp Reform | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Majority Leader of the United States Senate, has publicly announced his intention to sponsor federal legislation to legalize and fund the licensed production of industrial hemp. According to a press release issued by the Senator, the forthcoming legislation – entitled the Hemp Farming Act of 2018 – “will allow states to be the […]

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Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation

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Chuck Schumer to Introduce Comprehensive Marijuana Reform Legislation | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) will soon introduce a bill to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. In a video tweet posted on Vice News, Leader Schumer says: “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level, from one end of the country to the other.” BREAKING: Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) changes position and says […]

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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right

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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right | Phillip Smith

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out against a painstakingly cobbled-together Senate sentencing reform bill Wednesday, sparking a public food fight with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the very face of dour Corn Belt conservatism. In a letter reported by Reuters, Sessions warned the committee not to approve the sentencing […]

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Senate Heavyweights File Sentencing Reform Bill

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Senate Heavyweights File Sentencing Reform Bill | Phillip Smith

A bipartisan group of Senate heavy-hitters have filed a bill aimed at reducing the swollen federal prison population by moving away from harsh mandatory minimum drug sentences, among other reforms. But it’s not completely reformist. The measure is a mixed bag, a product of lengthy discussions among senators seeking a compromise that could actually pass […]

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform

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Amidst Controversy Over Anthem Protests, NFL Endorses Drug Sentencing Reform | Phillip Smith

Caught up between players who insist on exercising their right to call out racial injustice in a manner of their choice and a scapegoating president who demands the league stifle what he deems unpatriotic protest, the National Football League has reacted in a surprising and progressive way: In a Monday letter to leading senators, the […]

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High

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American Support for Marijuana Law Reform at Record High | Paul Armentano

HAMDEN, CT — A record percentage of American voters support reforming the nation’s marijuana laws, according to polling data released Tuesday by Quinnipiac University. Sixty-one percent of voters believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal in the United States” — the highest percentage ever reported by the poll. Support for legalization is […]

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New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform

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New Jersey’s Next Governor Will Support Marijuana Reform | Scott Gacek

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s next governor will be kinder on marijuana than the outgoing Chris Christie, who has been the state’s largest roadblock to marijuana reform, from slowing implementation of medical marijuana in the state to blocking any attempts to legalize or decriminalize the plant. Both major party candidates elected in Tuesday’s primaries, Democrat […]

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Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor

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Washington Lawmakers Send Marijuana Reform Bill to Governor | TJ Baker

OLYMPIA, WA — Lawmakers in Washington state have sent a comprehensive marijuana reform bill to the desk of Governor Jay Inslee (D), making several changes to the state’s cannabis regulation policies. The bi-partisan Senate Bill 5131 was sponsored by Sens. Anna Rivers [R] Steven Conway [D], and received overwhelming support in both chambers of the legislature. […]

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Several Bills Filed in Congress to Create “Path to Marijuana Reform”

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Several Bills Filed in Congress to Create “Path to Marijuana Reform” | Phillip Smith

The Congressional Cannabis Caucus flexed its muscles Thursday as members of Congress filed a package of bills aimed at creating a “path to marijuana reform” at the federal level and protecting and preserving marijuana laws in states where it is legal. Two Oregon politicians, Sen. Ron Wyden (D) and Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D) led the […]

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