Cannabis Bill | Parliament under pressure to pass bill

Lobby groups are unimpressed with the current state of the Private Purposes Bill . They say the draft bill is unreasonable and maliciously limits users’ rights. Parliament is currently under pressure to pass it. eNCA’s Thulasizwe speaks to Ras Gareth Prince from the Cannabis Development Council of South Africa. Courtesy…

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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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Amazon is Not Supporting Legalization So They Can Deliver Weed, They Need Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test!

Why did Amazon come out in favor of legalizing marijuana, now? With the big press release from Amazon about supporting marijuana legalization in America many in the cannabis industry jumped to the conclusion that Jeff Bezos and his board were getting ready for full on delivery and shipping of marijuana.…

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Will the Senate Actually Pass the SAFE Banking Act and If So, When Will They Do It?

Marijuana businesses have been operating on an all-cash basis for years now. No thanks to the federal government’s ancient policies that make accessing the services of banks and lenders impossible for hemp-based companies. This circumstance makes the cannabis industry a target of crime. In 2017, a beacon of hope appeared…

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Montana Lawmakers Pass HB 701 To Implement Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

The Montana legislature passed a House bill on Tuesday to implement the recreational marijuana legalization initiative passed by voters in the November election. The measure, HB 701, was passed by the Montana House of Representatives with a vote of 67 to 32 after being approved previously by the state Senate.…

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21 Governors Call For Congress To Pass The SAFE Banking Act

A bipartisan group of twenty-one state governors sent a letter to congressional leaders on Monday urging lawmakers to support a bill that would allow legal cannabis businesses to have access to traditional banking services. The measure, titled the Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act, was approved by the House…

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New Mexico Lawmakers Pass Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

New Mexico lawmakers passed a bill to legalize recreational cannabis on Wednesday, making the state the second in the nation to approve such legislation this week. Also on Wednesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York signed an adult-use cannabis law passed by the legislature late Tuesday, making the Empire State…

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