A bill that would have formally decriminalized drugs in Washington State was gutted on the Senate floor on Thursday, with lawmakers approving a dramatically revised version that instead reinstates criminal penalties following a state Supreme Court ruling that overturned prohibition. The action sets up a possible showdown with more progressive Democrats in the House of Representatives
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Fifteen people incarcerated on drug possession charges in Washington State will be released from prison following commutations issued this week by Gov. Jay Inslee (D), nearly two months after the state Supreme Court struck down the state’s felony law against simple possession of controlled substances. The governor’s office announced the commutations on Tuesday, saying that
The governor of New Mexico on Monday signed a bill to legalize marijuana in the state, as well as a separate measure to expunge records for people with prior, low-level cannabis convictions. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) gave final approval to the legislation, a key accomplishment for her administration after she listed legalization as a
In a new report published this month, Congressional researchers examine tax policies and restrictions for the marijuana industry—and how those could change if any number of federal reform bills are enacted. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis focuses on a section of Internal Revenue Services (IRS) code known as 280E, which precludes cannabis companies from
The governor of New Mexico on Monday signed a bill to legalize marijuana in the state, as well as a separate measure to expunge records for people with prior, low-level cannabis convictions. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) gave final approval to the legislation, a key accomplishment for her administration after she listed legalization as a
In a new report published this month, Congressional researchers examine tax policies and restrictions for the marijuana industry—and how those could change if any number of federal reform bills are enacted. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis focuses on a section of Internal Revenue Services (IRS) code known as 280E, which precludes cannabis companies from
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The governor of New Mexico on Monday signed a bill to legalize marijuana in the state, as well as a separate measure to expunge records for people with prior, low-level cannabis convictions. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) gave final approval to the legislation, a key accomplishment for her administration after she listed legalization as a
In a new report published this month, Congressional researchers examine tax policies and restrictions for the marijuana industry—and how those could change if any number of federal reform bills are enacted. The Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis focuses on a section of Internal Revenue Services (IRS) code known as 280E, which precludes cannabis companies from
A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Texas—as well as a separate proposal to reduce penalties for possessing cannabis concentrates—advanced out of a key House committee on Friday. These are the latest developments that have come after a week where Texas lawmakers have considered a medley of marijuana reform measures. But arguably the most significant
Mexican senators are again considering requesting an extension of a Supreme Court deadline to legalize marijuana after determining that a reform bill moving through the chamber contains multiple “inconsistencies” and could be unconstitutional. It was late 2018 when the court first declared that the country’s prohibition on cannabis itself is unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to
A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Texas—as well as a separate proposal to reduce penalties for possessing cannabis concentrates—advanced out of a key House committee on Friday. These are the latest developments that have come after a week where Texas lawmakers have considered a medley of marijuana reform measures. But arguably the most significant
A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Texas—as well as a separate proposal to reduce penalties for possessing cannabis concentrates—advanced out of a key House committee on Friday. These are the latest developments that have come after a week where Texas lawmakers have considered a medley of marijuana reform measures. But arguably the most significant
A bill to decriminalize marijuana possession in Texas—as well as a separate proposal to reduce penalties for possessing cannabis concentrates—advanced out of a key House committee on Friday. These are the latest developments that have come after a week where Texas lawmakers have considered a medley of marijuana reform measures. But arguably the most significant
Delaware marijuana activists are mounting a boycott against four medical cannabis operators in the state after representatives of those companies testified in opposition to an adult-use legalization bill last month. While the Health and Human Development Committee advanced the legislation, advocates say they were “stunned” to hear opposing voices from four of the state’s six
Mexican senators are again considering requesting an extension of a Supreme Court deadline to legalize marijuana after determining that a reform bill moving through the chamber contains multiple “inconsistencies” and could be unconstitutional. It was late 2018 when the court first declared that the country’s prohibition on cannabis itself is unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to
The Standing Committee for Social Equity blog posts series is an extension of the committee members’ personal perspectives and narratives. Related to diversity and inclusion in the hemp industry, this committee is as versatile and diverse as the plant. Our objective with the blog post series from the SCSE initiative is to bring awareness about
Mexican senators are again considering requesting an extension of a Supreme Court deadline to legalize marijuana after determining that a reform bill moving through the chamber contains multiple “inconsistencies” and could be unconstitutional. It was late 2018 when the court first declared that the country’s prohibition on cannabis itself is unconstitutional and ordered lawmakers to
It’s hard to believe that one year has come and gone since word travelled throughout the hemp industry of the passing of young Charlotte Figi. Yet, on this the one-year anniversary a benefit concert, “Rock the RoC,” is taking place in her honor, featuring performances from The Avett Brothers, Jason Mraz, Michael Franti, Ruthie Foster,
A bill to legalize marijuana in Connecticut that’s being backed by the governor was approved by a key committee on Tuesday—but it “remains a work in progress,” the chairman said. The legislation, which has been amended since its introduction to include a series of new social equity provisions, advanced through the legislature’s Judiciary Committee after