Cannabis News: New Hampshire State House Of Representatives Passed A Cannabis Legalization Proposal

The Republican-majority New Hampshire state House of Representatives passed a proposal legalizing the possession of cannabis and private growing for adults this week. Adults aged 21 years or older would be permitted to carry and gift a maximum of three-quarters of an ounce of cannabis and cultivate a maximum of…

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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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U.S. Treasury Secretary: “Of Course” Cannabis Banking Legalization Would Assist IRS Duties

Today in cannabis news: An advocacy group in Austin, Texas submits a measure to decriminalize cannabis citywide; a bipartisan group of federal legislators urge the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to undertake immediate legislative adjustments to guarantee that military veterans can access cannabis for medicinal purposes; and the U.S. Treasury…

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Marijuana Banking See’s Necessity and Push Back While More States Push For Legalization

Treasury Sec. Janet Yellen said “of course” the Internal Revenue Service’s job of collecting taxes would be easier if marijuana businesses could access the banking system. She was responding to a question from Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) at a hearing. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) said he doesn’t see a path…

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Cannabis News : Proposed Cannabis Legalization Bill Led By GOP On Its Way.

A GOP-headed U.S. congressional cannabis legalization proposal is on the way. Supporters are framing the bill as a balance among mere rescheduling, as offered by several Republican legislators, and extensive reform, as championed by Democrat legislators. A full draft of the bill, called the States Reform Act, is scheduled to…

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Marijuana Legalization Does Not Negatively Influence Teen Drug Use & Cannabis for Endometriosis

The latest annual survey from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows yet again that the spread of marijuana legalization for adults to more states is not driving an increase in youth use. Teen cannabis consumption actually dropped in 2020. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR)…

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Ohio lawmaker from Lake County introduces marijuana legalization bill

There’s yet another push to make the recreational use of marijuana legal in Ohio. And this attempt is coming from a pair of Republicans, including one from Lake County. On Tuesday, Representative Jamie Callender from Concord held a press conference to announce plans for new marijuana legislation. It’s separate, but…

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