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Maine: Politicians Introduce Bill to Delay Legal Marijuana

Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau and House Speaker Sara Gideon have struck a deal to introduce emergency resolution LD 88 to impose a moratorium on the enactment of many of the key provisions in Question 1, the voter-initiated Marijuana Legalization Act. While the resolution maintains the January 30th, 2017 repeal of penalties for personal possession … Continue reading »

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Delaware: Senate Leader To Introduce Marijuana Legalization Legislation In 2017

Senate Majority Whip Margaret Rose Henry intends to introduce legislation in the 2017 legislative session that legalizes and regulates the adult use and retail sale of marijuana. The soon-to-be sponsor and author of the state’s medical marijuana legislation said at a recent Medical Marijuana Act Oversight Committee meeting, “Education is suffering. Revenue from legalizing marijuana could … Continue reading »

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Federal: Senators Introduce Measure To Permit CBD-Rich Marijuana

Bipartisan legislation, S. 1333, is pending in the Senate to amend the Controlled Substances Act to exclude cannabidiol and cannabidiol-rich plants from the definition of marijuana. Cannabidiol is a non-psychotropic compound in the plant that possesses various therapeutic properties, including anti-convulsant activity. Clinical trials have determined it to be safe and well tolerated in human … Continue reading »

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Federal: Members Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Eliminate DEA Marijuana Eradication Program

Congressmen Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Justin Amash (R-MI) have introduced legislation, HR 3518, to eliminate the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program. The DEA program distributes funds to state and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of locating and destroying marijuana cultivation sites. HR 3518 reads, “[B]eginning in fiscal year 2015, and for each fiscal year … Continue reading »

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Federal: Congressional Members Introduce Legislation to Stop USPS Threats

Members from both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have joined together to introduce the Marijuana Advertising in Legal States (MAILS) Act, which aims to halt threatening behavior by the United States Postal Service (USPS) toward state compliant newspaper publishers that wish to publish marijuana related advertisements in their publications.  Last year, USPS sent … Continue reading »

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Federal: Senators Introduce Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act

Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA), Diane Feinstein (D-CA), Pat Leahy (D-VT), and Thom Tillis (R-NC) have introduced legislation, the “Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act”.  The Act requires the Attorney General to make a determination as to whether cannabidiol should be reclassified under the Controlled Substances Act and would expand research on the potential medical benefits of cannabidiol … Continue reading »

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