After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp

After 80-Year Prohibition, US Senate Finally Legalizes Hemp The US Senate has just passed a bill that would legalize hemp as an agricultural commodity, according to reports from the United Press International (UPI). The measure is part of the Farm Bill, supported by Mitch McConnell, Senate Republican leader. “I have…

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Amendment to allow Colorado schools to administer medical marijuana passes House, heads to Senate

DENVER — The Colorado House overwhelmingly passed an amendment that would allow school officials to administer medical marijuana to students. Quintin’s Amendment, named for 9-year-old Quintin Lovato, of Gypsum, passed with 48-16, Thursday morning, April 12. “I’ve never seen Quintin smile so much as he did this morning when I…

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Marijuana advocate and “left-wing liberal” Beto O’Rourke challenges Ted Cruz for seat in Texas Senate

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 10:46 am • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 11:07 am By Todd J. Gillman and Katie Leslie, The Dallas Morning News WASHINGTON — The fight between Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Beto O’Rourke pits a tea party darling who used his first term to run for the…

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Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 5:54 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 6:05 pm By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Senate panel on Tuesday vacated a decision that halted a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants because it was held after an open meeting violation.…

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Virginia Senate passes bill allowing expungement of first-time marijuana charges

Published: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm • Updated: Feb 12, 2018, 4:41 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — The Virginia Senate has passed a bill that would allow people charged for the first time with possession of marijuana to later have the charge expunged. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports…

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Virginia Senate committee Republicans kill marijuana decriminalization bill

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state Senate committee has voted to kill a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports nine Republicans on the Senate Courts of Justice…

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Vermont House passes marijuana legalization bill. Senate to vote next week

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 4:37 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 4:37 pm By The Associated Press Lawmakers in the Vermont House passed a proposal that would make the Green Mountain State the latest to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. House lawmakers spent much of the day Thursday, with…

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Virginia Senate majority leader proposes marijuana decriminalization

Published: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 31, 2017, 8:54 am By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana. The Virginian-Pilot reported Monday that Senate majority leader Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug.…

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