House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer announced that the House will consider the Marijuana Opportunity, Reinvestment, and Expungement Act the week of Sept 21, prompting criticism from Republicans. The measure would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level, although the bill stands no chance of becoming law facing a Republican firewall in the Senate and a GOP president Read More

The House will vote on legalizing marijuana next month. States would still have to vote to legalize the drug. Marijuana is already legal in 11 states. The MORE Act would remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act and erase some cannabis criminal records. The vote will come during the September work period, according to an Read More

. The Florida Department of Health published emergency rules that now allow the state’s medical marijuana industry to start selling edibles Florida’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries can now sell edible products soon. The edibles must be lozenges, baked goods, gelatins, chocolates or drink powders. The emergency rules state that edibles must not contain any color Read More

(CNN)Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf released a legislative agenda Wednesday to assist in the Covid-19 economic recovery, including legalizing recreational marijuana.In a press release outlining his agenda, Wolf asked the legislature to legalize recreational marijuana — with some of the proceeds going to grants for existing small businesses and 50% of the funds dedicated to historically Read More

Investors and cannabis companies are jockeying for a stake in Arizona’s $750 million-plus marijuana market in advance of a likely adult-use legalization ballot initiative in November. If, as expected, residents vote to legalize adult use, the recreational program could launch by next spring. The rec initiative – which favors existing medical marijuana operators – is Read More

Breonna Taylor was a 36-year-old Black emergency medical worker who was killed in March while police in Louisville, Kentucky carried out a no-knock warrant as part of a narcotics investigation. “Breonna Taylor died as a result of the war on drugs,” said Josh Alb as he shouted to demonstrators on the steps of Newark City Hall on Read More

In March, as the Coronavirus pandemic ravaged the country, President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) — a $2 trillion emergency-relief package, the largest of its kind in American history — into law. Last month, Trump signed off on an additional $484 billion largely intended to support the newly Read More

Starting Wednesday, a medical marijuana dispensary will set up a temporary site to fill prescriptions in Plano. The company, Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation, is also adding temporary dispensary sites in Houston, Katy and San Antonio. Texas allows for low-level THC products like oils and sprays to be sold with a prescription – written by a Read More

2016 arrest for marijuana that has turned into a 60-month sentence in an Alabama penitentiary for a disabled veteran from Arizona is drawing national attention. On June 30, Alabama Appleseed Director Leah Nelson wrote an account of an arrest and pending imprisonment of a Black disabled veteran that could not have happened in many other states. The Read More

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Medical marijuana dispensaries in Missouri were supposed to be open by now. The delay is not only frustrating for patients, but for business owners as well. “We’ll have large tables with glass top display and display products in them,” Ron Sullivan said, showing 41 Action News his dispensary, currently under construction. Read More