Tuesday: DC Council Expected To Vote On Final Passage Of Permanent Ban On Marijuana Clubs

The Council of the District of Columbia has scheduled a final vote Tuesday on legislation that would permanently prohibit adult consumption of marijuana everywhere but a private residence.  Advocates warn that final passage of this bill will undermine existing laws that protect medical marijuana patients and yield more control over…

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Blumenauer Applauds Senate Appropriations Committee Passage Of VA Medical Marijuana Amendment

Today, Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) applauded the Senate Committee on Appropriations for passing the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Marijuana Amendment for the second consecutive year. This amendment, offered by Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT), would allow VA physicians to provide recommendations regarding the participation of…

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Vermont Governor’s Statement On Senate Committee Passage Of Marijuana Legalization Bill

There are half a dozen states that have a shot at legalizing recreational marijuana via citizen initiative in 2016 in my opinion – California, Nevada, Arizona, Michigan, Maine, and Massachusetts. There are also states that could legalize via legislative action, which has never happened before. The three states that seem…

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UFCW Praises Passage Of California Cannabis Worker Training Bill

Jim Araby, Executive Director of United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council, has issued the following statement on the Assembly Business and Professions Committee’s 13-0 passage of AB 26 by Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer. The UFCW is the only union representing cannabis workers in California. “AB 26 does…

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Steve DeAngelo To Sign Copies Of ‘The Cannabis Manifesto’ At Book Passage Marin

In The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness (On Sale: September 22, 2015) Steve DeAngelo, Executive Director of Harborside Health Centers—the national “gold standard” medical cannabis dispensary, and the nation’s largest—makes a compelling case for the legalization of marijuana and expands the dialogue on how cannabis can be part…

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Americans For Safe Access Reacts To Passage Of California Medical Marijuana Industry Regulations

On September 11th, 2015 the California State Legislature passed a series of bills that would establish comprehensive regulation and licensing of medical cannabis.  Assembly Bills 243 and 266 as well as Senate Bill 643 were all approved and will delegate regulation of commercial medical cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, and distribution…

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UFCW Praises Passage Of Marijuana Regulation Bill By California Senate Committees

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Western States Council Executive Director Jim Araby has made the following statement on the approval of AB 266 (Bonta/Cooley/Jones-Sawyer) by the Senate Health and Senate Governance and Finance Committees today. The UFCW is the only union in California representing cannabis industry workers, with 1,200…

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