Houston is Getting a New Cannabis Decriminalization Policy

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  A new marijuana policy from Harris County could set the tone for Texas to pass more widespread decriminalization at a state level. Newly elected District Attorney Kim Ogg ran on a campaign platform of reducing penalties for low-level, nonviolent drug offenses, and she is sticking to her word. She announced the new policy during a press conference Thursday with Houston Mayor … Read More

DEA Removes Marijuana Propaganda From Website

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Agency now admits weed doesn’t cause cancer or psychosis. Although the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has all but refused to consider the cannabis plant as having any medicinal application within the confines of the Controlled Substances Act, the nation’s leading drug sniffing hounds recently eliminated some misinformation about the potential dangers of the herb from the its website. The update to … Read More

Cannabis Legislation 2017: We’re Tracking All Legalization Bills

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Most state legislatures reconvene in early January, and by February they’re in full swing, moving some bills forward and killing others in committee. This year 27 state legislatures are considering bills pertaining to cannabis in some form. (Well, okay: 26. Mississippi had two medical marijuana bills, but they’re already dead.) Some states are pushing full adult-use legalization. Others are pulling … Read More

Does Weed Actually Make You A Better Or Worse Driver?

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As cannabis becomes increasingly legalized across the country, laws governing the use of the substance while driving will likely follow suit. Yet while the jury is still out on the effects of cannabis use on driving ability, that has not stopped states from implementing their own laws surrounding the practice – and for a healthy amount of fear-mongering to have … Read More

This Map Shows Cannabis Legalization Across America Since 1939

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The road to cannabis legalization has been long, arduous, and paved with difficulty. But as the map above shows, while progress may be a long time coming, the arc of the universe bends toward justice. 1939 In what may seem like a different world – because it was – the United States in 1939 had exceedingly different laws regarding cannabis use … Read More

Team of Prosecutors Assembled to Advise Trump Administration on Marijuana Policy

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Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has been selected to join a group of prosecutors from across the country who will help advise the Donald Trump administration on policies regarding marijuana. The National District Attorney’s Association created a policy group featuring 14 district attorneys who will issue advisements on possible law or policy changes regarding marijuana as more and more states … Read More

SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Could Be Boon to Cannabis Industry

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Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, hails from Colorado, and if he is ultimately confirmed by the Senate, he could end up having a significant role in deciding whether marijuana will remain legal in his state and others. While Gorsuch is a conservative who falls somewhere between Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas on the spectrum … Read More

New Bill Would Create Crimes Around Drug-Induced Child Deaths

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A new bill making its way through the Wyoming state government would create a series of new crimes around the use of drugs during pregnancy, targeting both women who use illegal substances during pregnancy and those found responsible for providing such substances to pregnant women. Mothers & illicit substances Photo credit The bill in question – House Bill 215 – creates a series … Read More

Represent: Colorado DA Is Part Of Trump’s New Cannabis Policy Advisors

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A group of 14 district attorneys from across the country have been selected as President Trump’s new cannabis policy advisors, a group that includes DAs from states that have legalized recreational cannabis regimes and ones that do not. The group of advisors Photo credit The group was formed by the National District Attorneys Association, which will provide advice to the new … Read More