South Dakota Governor’s Office Introduces Decriminalization Bill

To the surprise of many, South Dakota’s Governor Kristi Noem is considering a bill that would decriminalize cannabis in South Dakota. While Noem has been unflinchingly strict on cannabis before, she is now starting to loosen up a bit, though not enough for some advocates. The legislation, which is being…

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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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