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Senate Committee Approves Recreational Marijuana In DC

Senate Committee Approves Recreational Marijuana In DC

Washington DC voters voted to legalize recreational marijuana by adults 21 and older last November with the passage of Initiative 71, but the House republican leadership stepped in and...
US Senate Marijuana Banking Bill Introduced

US Senate Marijuana Banking Bill Introduced

A bipartisan bill has been introduced by Senate delegates from Colorado and Oregon, aiming to prohibit the federal government from penalizing banks that work with marijuana businesses. Businesses in...
Budget Bill Bans DC Marijuana Sales for 2 Years

Budget Bill Bans DC Marijuana Sales for 2 Years

On Thursday House Republicans advanced a budget plan that would ban the sale of recreational marijuana in Washington DC until at least 2017. The bill features language that prohibits...
Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

Senate Takes Steps toward Allowing Veterans to Use Medical Marijuana

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment which would allow veterans to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal. Veterans have limited access to medical marijuana,...
Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

Utah State Legislature to Revisit Medical Marijuana Bill

According to Utah Senator Mark Madsen, a medical marijuana bill will be re-introduced in the Utah Senate this session. “We will absolutely bring that bill back,” he said. “It...
Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Bill Goes to Senate Vote

Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana bill is scheduled for a vote on Tuesday. The bill, which would legalize limited forms of medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation, was amended on Monday....
New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

New Medical Marijuana Bill Gaining Ground in House and Senate

The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act is gaining ground in both the House and the Senate.  The bill aims to legalize medical marijuana on a...
Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

Jamaica Makes Moves Towards Marijuana Decriminalization

On Friday, the Jamaican Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana for medical, scientific, and religious purposes.  The bill would make possession of up to two ounces of marijuana...
Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

Medical Marijuana Stalls in Pennsylvania House

A medical marijuana bill that passed the Senate last week in Pennsylvania hsa stalled in the Republican-controlled House.  House Majority Leader Mike Turzai said Monday that the caucus does...
PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

PA Senate Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

On Wednesday, Pennsylvania State Senators overwhelmingly voted to legalize medical marijuana, with a few stipulations.  Patients cannot smoke marijuana and they must receive a physician’s recommendation to use medical...