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Posted Date: 05/18/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan group of Senators led by Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have introduced legislation in the United States Senate that would ensure legal cannabis businesses can access banking services. Joining Sen. Merkley as co-sponsors of the measure are Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Patty Murray (D-WA), Elizabeth Warren […]


Posted Date: 05/17/2017

African Americans in Virginia are arrested for violating marijuana possession laws at more than three times the rates of whites and this disparity is rising, according to an analysis of statewide arrest data by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Capital News Service. Researchers reviewed 160,000 state and local arrest records from the years 2010 through 2016. They […]


Posted Date: 05/17/2017

HARTFORD, CT — Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut introduced a budget proposal Tuesday that includes regulating and taxing marijuana for use by adults 21 and older. In the first year under the proposed plan, adults would be able to purchase limited amounts of marijuana from existing medical marijuana dispensaries, and sales would be subject to a […]


Posted Date: 05/14/2017

CONCORD, NH — Shortly after lawmakers in the New Hampshire Senate voted to approve a bill to decriminalize marijuana in the Granite State, sending the measure back to the House to approve a few minor changes made in the Senate, Governor Chris Sununu said he would sign the measure into law. “I want to thank the […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

It is no secret that the legal framework concerning Cannabis in the Unites States of America is rapidly changing the last years. The cannabis industry is now the fastest growing industry in the United States.  California seems to be the leader in Cannabis sales compared to the other States. There is far more legal marijuana […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

ATLANTA, GA — Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation on Tuesday expanding the state’s two-year-old cannabinol exemption law. The law took immediate effect. Senate Bill 16 for the first time permits reciprocity for qualifying patients from other states and expands the pool of patients eligible to possess CBD to include those with autism, epidermolysis bullosa, AIDS, Tourette’s […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Lawmakers failed to enact legislation this legislative session establishing rules for the implementation of Amendment 2, a voter-initiated measure legalizing the use, production, and dispensing of medical cannabis. Over 70 percent of voters approved the constitutional amendment in November. Unless lawmakers convene a special legislative session to address the issue, Department of Health […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pushing back on bi-partisan momentum to reduce the amount of people behind bars, issued a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious” charges against people, hoping to trigger mandatory minimum drug sentences. The memo is a direct reversal of the policy of his […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

AUSTIN, TX — Texas lawmakers only meet every other year for 140 days, and two heavily watched pieces of legislation were not brought to a vote in the House before a midnight deadline Friday, effectively killing the bills until the next regular legislative session begins in January 2019. The language of the two bills — House […]


Posted Date: 05/13/2017

MEXICO CITY — Mexican lawmakers have approved legislation to regulate the use of medical cannabis products. The legislation awaits action from President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has spoken in favor of the measure. It eliminates criminal prohibitions related to the cultivation of marijuana for therapeutic purposes and authorizes the Health Ministry to design regulations for the […]