Category: Marijuana Legalization

MARIJUANA BANKING AMENDMENT TABLED BY U.S. SENATORS

July 2, 2018

In a 21-10 vote, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee shot down an amendment that would have lent support to the cannabis industry’s need for banking resources. This latest move comes just a week after the committee approved protections for the medical marijuana industry that shielded businesses from U.S. Department of Justice prosecution.   This amendment, part…

MARIJUANA CAN SAVE LIVES

February 8, 2018

This week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions paused a discussion of the opioid epidemic to, once again, go after marijuana. He suggested that addictive pain medication wasn’t the only problem and that many heroin addicts start out “with marijuana and other drugs.” There is a relationship between cannabis and opioids, but Mr. Sessions has it backward….

What Will President Trump Mean for Pot?

November 11, 2016

The country as a whole might be in trouble – but it looks like marijuana measures are probably safe. There are plenty of things to be scared about during Donald Trump’s presidency: who he’ll nominate to the Supreme Court, the potential gutting of the Affordable Care Act, whether he’ll further strip women of their bodily autonomy…