Colorado’s legalized marijuana would be federally lawful under bill introduced by Cory Gardner, Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON — Marijuana would be legal federally in states that already have approved the drug’s use under a bill introduced Thursday by U.S. Sens. Cory Gardner and Elizabeth Warren. The measure, unveiled at a Capitol Hill news conference, wouldn’t legalize the drug in states that haven’t sanctioned its use or…

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Bill licensing marijuana “tasting rooms” introduced in Colorado legislature

Published: Feb 27, 2018, 12:06 pm • Updated: Feb 27, 2018, 12:54 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As taprooms are to craft brewers, “tasting rooms” could be to Colorado cannabis purveyors, under a bill introduced late Monday. Existing licensed medical and recreational marijuana businesses would be able to…

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New Jersey marijuana legalization bill introduced

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 12:10 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 12:10 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey lawmakers kicked off the new session by again introducing legislation to legalize marijuana. Democratic state Sen. Nicholas Scutari introduced the measure allowing the recreational use of marijuana on…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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Bills to Legalize Medical Cannabis Introduced in South Carolina

Companion bills to legalize medical cannabis introduced in South Carolina. Senator Tom Davis and Representative Peter McCoy held a press conference to formally announce the companions bills that will be filed simultaneously in the state’s House and Senate. If approved into law, the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act would allow…

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Minnesota Marijuana Bills Introduced to Legalize the Plant for Adults 21 and Up

Two Minnesota Marijuana bills introduced to legalize for adults 21 and over may give voters a chance to bring recreational marijuana to their state. Last week, two lawmakers brought their ideas to the table on how to get the ball rolling on adult-use. One of the options is being brought…

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Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Introduced by Republican Congressman

Cannabis advocate, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), introduced the Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 this week. The bill is aimed at protecting individuals in the cannabis industry against threats of federal prosecution. The bill, HR975 was introduced by the longtime Congressional ally to the cannabis industry, and Trump…

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Tennessee GOP lawmakers just introduced bill to legalize medical marijuana

Published: Dec 14, 2016, 5:34 pm • Updated: Dec 14, 2016, 5:34 pm By The Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Republican lawmakers are introducing legislation that would allow the use of marijuana for a variety of medical conditions in Tennessee. The Tennessean reports that the measure sponsored by Rep. Jeremy…

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Bills To Decriminalize, Legalize Marijuana Introduced In Michigan Senate

Senator Coleman Young II introduced a bill and a Resolution related to marijuana in the Michigan Senate on Feb. 24. Senate Bill 813 would establish the “Nonmedical Marihuana Code”. It would legalize marijuana and allow possession of one ounce and 5 flowering plants per adult, plus an unlimited amount of…

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