WASHINGTON, DC -- A Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania will introduce a bill to Congress that would make cannabidiol legal under federal law. Also known as CBD oil, the marijuana-based oil has been shown to reduce seizures in ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul proposed an amendment that would keep the federal government from prosecuting medical marijuana patients and physicians as well as interfering with states that implement medical ... Continue Reading
WICHITA, KS -- Marijuana advocates in Wichita, Kansas have submitted nearly twice as many signatures as needed to put a local marijuana decriminalization measure on the November ballot.
If passed, the measure would remove all criminal ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- A majority of members of the US House of Representatives voted last week in favor of an amendment that restricts the Treasury Department's ability to take action against ... Continue Reading
CHICAGO, IL — A bill to expand Illinois‘ medical marijuana pilot program to allow medical marijuana for patients with epilepsy, including children, has been signed into law by Governor ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- As of midnight Wednesday, misdemeanor criminal charges for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana in Washington, DC have been replaced by a civil violation resulting in a $25 ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- A far-reaching marijuana decriminalization law takes effect in the District of Columbia Thursday that replaces jail time with a $25 fine for the possession of one ounce or less of ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- Medical marijuana patients hailed another landmark victory Wednesday when Congress voted 231-192 to restrict Department of Treasury funds from "being used to prohibit or penalize a financial institution from providing services ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- A new District ordinance reducing marijuana possession penalties to a $25.00 fine-only violation goes into effect at midnight tonight.
Washington, DC City Council members overwhelmingly approved the legislation, entitled “The ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted 231 to 192 in favor of the Heck-Perlmutter-Lee-Rohrabacher Amendment, which will restrict Treasury Department and SEC funds from being spent to penalize financial ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- If House Republicans have their way, District of Columbia residents won't be allowed to walk the streets with a joint in their pocket, and they will be allowed to carry ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a historic vote Wednesday, the U.S. House passed a bipartisan amendment by Representatives Denny Heck (D-WA), Ed Perlmutter (D-CO), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) preventing the Treasury Department from spending any ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A law decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana in the District of Columbia will take effect Thursday following the expiration of a congressional review period.
The law, which was ... Continue Reading
JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Patients suffering from intractable epilepsy could soon have access to some cannabis extracts after Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a limited medical marijuana bill into law Monday.
House Bill 2238 allows ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a Statement of Administration Policy, released Monday, President Obama’s administration took a firm stance against recent efforts by Rep. Andy Harris (R-MD) to restrict the District of Columbia ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- Despite Congressional efforts by House Republicans to stop it, a bill passed by the DC Council to decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana in Washington, ... Continue Reading
NEW YORK, NY -- At a rally on the steps of New York City Hall Wednesday, advocates and elected officials announced plans to reform New York's ineffective marijuana decriminalization law.
Entitled the Fairness and Equity ... Continue Reading
WASHINGTON, DC -- On Tuesday, Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Rand Paul (R-KY), will introduce the REDEEM Act, groundbreaking bipartisan legislation that makes it easier for formerly incarcerated individuals to reintegrate ... Continue Reading