Louisiana Bill, HB 434, To Tax Potential Recreational Cannabis Fails In Congress

Louisianans will likely have to wait at least another year before the state legalizes marijuana, after HB 434 was rejected on Tuesday in the legislature. Per local television station and news source WDSU, the proposed legislation “would have taxed recreational marijuana if the state ever legalized it,” but the bill…

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Medical Cannabis Bill LB 474 Fails in Nebraska by Two Votes

Pending legislation in Nebraska that would have established a medical cannabis industry failed by two votes, a frustratingly tight margin for advocates. The vote needed 33 yes votes to pass, and only received 31, making it unable to break a filibuster. LB 474 is officially off the table.  Nicole Hochstein,…

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Idaho Constitutional Ban On Legal Cannabis Fails In Legislature

State lawmakers in Idaho rejected a constitutional ban on legalizing cannabis via a ballot initiative when the proposal failed to garner the necessary supermajority in a vote held on Thursday. The House of Representatives voted 42 to 28 in favor of the measure, only five votes short of the two-thirds…

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New Zealand Cannabis Legalization Initiative Fails At Ballot Box

Preliminary election results in New Zealand indicate that a cannabis legalization initiative has been rejected by voters, although some votes still remain to be counted. Totals from the election held on October 17 show that 53% of voters chose not to support the initiative, while 46% voted in favor of…

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FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis (Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis)

FDA Approves First Human Trials with Cannabis, Fails to Realize 200,000,000 Humans Currently Use Cannabis Although the history of cannabis in America is mixed with wonderful developments in cultivation and technologies, the FDA and other federal agencies have continually hindered the development of the industry. This cannot be ignored, as…

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Sen. Cory Gardner fails to get marijuana reform into criminal justice bill

The federal government won’t be easing its laws on marijuana as part of a criminal justice reform bill that’s expected to pass this week. U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colorado, had hoped to attach an amendment to the proposed First Step Act to remove the threat of federal prosecution in states…

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Colorado special legislative session fails to fix pot-tax error

Published: Oct 3, 2017, 2:07 pm • Updated: Oct 3, 2017, 2:07 pm By Jesse Paul and John Frank, The Denver Post This week’s special legislative session effectively came to a screeching halt Tuesday afternoon, as Republican state senators rejected the second of two bills brought forth by Democrats to…

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60 Minutes Tries To Burn Legal Marijuana Down, Fails Miserably

60 Minutes Tries to Destroy the Legal Marijuana Argument, Fails Miserably The recent 60 Minutes piece on CBS clearly set out to set a negative tone for legal marijuana.  As with all reefer madness articles, this piece just falls apart as the producers look for negative spooky stories about legal…

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Michigan House Committee Fails To Pass SB 776

The House Elections Committee ended their March  meeting without voting on a controversial bill aimed at ending a 30-year old right of process for Michigan petitioning groups. Most controversial is the notion that the bill’s provisions would alter the rules governing current marijuana legalization and anti-fracking ballot committee efforts. SB…

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