“The DEA has lost its moral authority”: Rep. Jared Polis pulls no punches in exclusive interview

Published: Apr 20, 2017, 7:20 am • Updated: Apr 20, 2017, 8:58 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff In his eight years on Capitol Hill, Congressman Jared Polis has doggedly championed cannabis legalization. For the Democrat from Colorado, it’s a matter of personal freedom, a means toward more a…

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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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Sunday: Philly Marijuana March With A Speech By Rep. Jordan Harris

Marijuana reform activists and advocates will march in Philadelphia on Sunday May 8, 2016 to celebrate significant progress for the issue. When the participants arrive at City Hall, Representative Jordan Harris will introduce a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill for Pennsylvania. “As advocates gather it’s important that we look at the…

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May 8: Rep. Jordan Harris Marijuana Legalization Announcement In Philadelphia

Marijuana reform activists and advocates will march in Philadelphia on Sunday May 8, 2016 to celebrate significant progress for the issue. When the participants arrive at City Hall, Representative Jordan Harris will introduce a comprehensive marijuana legalization bill for Pennsylvania. “As advocates gather it’s important that we look at the…

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Watch Pennsylvania Rep. Sims’ Floor Speech Supporting Medical Marijuana

It’s looking like Pennsylvania is set to become the next state to legalize medical marijuana. It’s a very limited bill compared to ones out West were I live, but it’s a great step in the right direction. Pennsylvania Representative Brian Sims outlines his support for allowing medical marijuana to be prescribed in…

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Rhode Island Rep. Nardolillo Opposes Governor’s Plan To Tax Medical Marijuana Plants

I saw the below press release go out from Representative Nardolillo, via Marijuana Majority’s Twitter feed: In response to a proposal by Gov. Gina Raimondo to impose new fees on medical marijuana plants, Rep. Robert A. Nardolillo III (R-Dist. 28, Coventry) has voiced his opposition to the plan, calling it…

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Rep. Blumenauer To Speak Out Against DEA Chief’s Recent Comments Against Medical Marijuana

(image via Oregon Cannabis Connection) I received the following press release from my favorite politician, Oregon’s very own United States Representative Earl Blumenauer: WHAT: On Wednesday, November 18, at approximately 10:00 a.m. (ET) on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03) will deliver remarks in response…

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Hear Oregon Rep. Ann Lininger Speak At The Oregon Medical Marijuana Business Conference

The first time that I heard Oregon Representative Ann Lininger speak was at my first Women Grow Portland chapter event. She talked about her involvement with the Oregon Measure 91 campaign, her involvement at the Oregon Legislature regarding marijuana policy, and what she thought the future of Oregon’s marijuana industry…

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