Rep. Barbara Lee introduces companion House bill to Marijuana Justice Act

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 4:31 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 6:03 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is championing Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act in the House of Representatives. Lee on Wednesday introduced a companion House bill to Booker’s legislative effort to end…

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Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduces federal bill to curb driver’s license suspensions for drug offenses

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 5:00 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 7:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Just five days after announcing his longshot bid to unseat Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke introduced a bill that seeks to repeal a federal law encouraging states…

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Colorado Rep. Polis introduces bill to decriminalize marijuana and regulate like alcohol

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 8:15 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 8:59 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado Rep. Jared Polis’ has introduced a bill that would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and regulate it like alcohol. U.S. Rep. Polis, D-Colorado, on Thursday reintroduced the Marijuana Revenue…

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Virginia Republican rep introduces bill to end federal marijuana prohibition

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 10:37 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 11:04 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana policy.…

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Utah Congressman Introduces Bill To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients Using CBD

Today, Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) introduced H.R. 4779, the CBD Oil Act of 2016, which would bar prosecution of individuals who use cannabidiol (CBD) oil for medical purposes as permitted by existing state law. Fifteen states, including Utah, have passed legislation permitting use of CBD oil for medicinal purposes. This legislation is supported by Utah Governor Gary Herbert.…

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill In Senate To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

As expected, Bernie Sanders introduced a bill today into the United States Senate that would end federal marijuana prohibition. It wouldn’t legalize marijuana, as states would be able to decide the issue themselves, but it would remove marijuana prohibition at the federal level. Below is a reaction by Tom Angell…

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