New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion

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New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | Justin Strekal Just two days after Veteran’s Day, Congressman Seth Moulton has introduced a series of bills aimed at addressing the therapeutic use of marijuana among veterans. Post-traumatic stress, chronic pain, and other medical issues can be a matter of life or death. Moreover, failure of VA policy to allow physicians to openly talk about cannabis or […] New Legislation Aimed to Reduce Veterans Medical Marijuana Confusion | The Daily … Read More

Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban

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Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) publicly reaffirmed today that provisions lifting the federal prohibition of hemp will be included in the finalized language of H.R. 2: The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the 2018 Farm Bill). The must-pass legislation is currently being debated by leadership in conference committee. “If there’s a […] Senate Majority Leader Guarantees End to Federal Hemp Ban | The Daily … Read More

Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms

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Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | NORML Marijuana reformers enjoyed numerous federal, state, and local victories on election night. Here are the highlights. STATE BALLOT INITIATIVES Florida: Sixty-three percent of Florida voters approved Amendment 4, which amends the state constitution to restore voting privileges to those with non-violent felony convictions – including tens of thousands of those convicted of marijuana-related offenses. Passage of the […] Marijuana Reform Scores Big Wins in Midterms | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his office rescinded the 2013 Cole memorandum […] US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | The Daily Chronic The Daily Chronic

Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass

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Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | Marijuana Policy Project The initiative to legalize medical marijuana in Utah is reportedly headed toward victory. Fox 13 News Utah projected Proposition 2 will pass, and the measure was leading 54-46 with 68 percent of precincts reporting. Even if the lead does not hold, Utah is expected to soon become the 32nd state in the nation to enact an effective medical marijuana law. Last month, backers of Proposition […] Utah Medical Marijuana Initiative Projected to Pass | The Daily Chronic The Daily … Read More

Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day

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Voters in Four States Could Pass Major State-level Marijuana Policy Reform Measures on Election Day | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON — Voters in four states could pass major state-level marijuana policy reform measures on Tuesday. Local marijuana policy measures are also on ballots in two additional states. In two states, voters will decide whether to make marijuana legal for adult use. In Michigan, Proposal 1 would legalize, regulate, and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol. In North […] Voters in Four States Could … Read More

Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana

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Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | Phillip Smith With less than two weeks to go to Election Day, its looking like a mixed picture for state-level marijuana policy initiatives. There are two states — Michigan and North Dakota — with marijuana legalization on the ballot and there are two more states — Missouri and Utah — with medical marijuana initiatives on the ballot. […] Marijuana Midterms: The Prospects for State-Level Legalization and Medical Marijuana | … Read More

Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S.

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Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | Marijuana Policy Project WASHINGTON, DC — A new Gallup poll released Monday shows support for making marijuana legal in the U.S. has reached a record high of 66 percent, up from 64 percent last year. Only 32 percent are opposed. The poll found majority support spans the political spectrum, with majorities of Democrats, Republicans, and independents in favor. Support among […] Gallup Finds Record-High 66% Support Marijuana Legalization in U.S. | The … Read More

New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal

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New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal | NORML Sixty-six percent of US adults believe that “the use of marijuana should be made legal,” according to national survey data compiled by the Gallup. The percentage is the highest ever reported by Gallup, which has been tracking Americans’ views on the subject of marijuana legalization since 1969. Support was strongest among Millennials (78 percent), Democrats (75 percent), […] New Gallup Poll Finds 66 Percent of Americans Want Marijuana Legal … Read More

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