Cannabis News: Lawmakers In Virginia Are Advocating For Psychedelics

Lawmakers in Virginia are advocating for psychedelics, with legislation being brought forth to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms and more. Part of the activist group Decriminalize Nature Virginia, Senator Ghazala Hashmi and Delegate Dawn Adams recently hosted an event touting the growing body of research related to psychedelics and their beneficial medical…

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Cannabis News: Ohio Lawmakers File A Cannabis Legalization Bill

In Ohio, two Republican lawmakers have filed a bill to legalize adult-use cannabis. Representatives Jamie Callender and Ron Ferguson submitted the ‘Ohio Adult Use Act’ last Thursday. Ohio has had a medical cannabis program since 2016, and around 100,000 people participate. Through a new Division of Marijuana Control, the state…

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New Hampshire State Lawmakers Seek To Make Cannabis Possession A Constitutional Right

Today in cannabis news: Pennsylvania state legislators present a proposal to legalize cannabis with a social equity emphasis; New Hampshire state legislators press for an amendment to the state’s constitution that would make cannabis possession a right; and U.S. state agriculture departments urge that federal government funds for hemp cultivators…

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Why Do Republican Lawmakers Want President Biden to Reclassify Cannabis Instead of Removing It from the CSA?

Marijuana has always been a source of political tension in America. This is because lawmakers are constantly trying to ensure it is legalized or fighting against the legalization process. Regardless of the stance lawmakers take, one thing is sure: marijuana is an essential substance that sparks political debate.  President Biden’s…

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Republican Lawmakers Want Biden to Reclassify Cannabis

Republican lawmakers are asking President Joe Biden to keep his promise and reschedule cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act.  Yes, you read the lede right. Republicans are asking Biden, a Democrat, to reschedule weed once and for all.  Representatives Dave Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK) both serve as co-chairs of…

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Maryland Lawmakers Plan Cannabis Legalization Measure for 2022 Election

Maryland state lawmakers announced last week that the legislature will turn to the voters on the issue of cannabis policy reform by placing a marijuana legalization measure on the statewide ballot next year. Maryland House of Delegates Speaker Adrienne A. Jones said in a statement on Friday that she would…

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Rhode Island Lawmakers Pass Bill Authorizing Safe Injection Sites

Rhode Island could become the first state in the union to allow safe injection sites for illicit drugs under a bill passed by lawmakers late last week. Under the legislation, the state would authorize a two-year, pilot program for the operation of “harm reduction centers” where overdose prevention and other…

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North Carolina Lawmakers Endorse Medical Cannabis

North Carolina lawmakers appear serious about bringing medical cannabis to the Tar Heel State, with a legislative proposal passing a major test on Wednesday. Members of the state Senate Judiciary Committee approved “bipartisan legislation that creates a patient, manufacturing, licensing and sales structure…” for a medical marijuana program in North…

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