A freshman Republican representative from Virginia introduced legislation this week that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana use and allow states to fully set their own course on marijuana policy.
A DOJ crackdown on state-licensed cannabusinesses would be contrary to public opinion, Trump’s promises, and the Constitution. A large majority of Americans, including most Republicans, think that’s a bad idea, according to poll numbers released the same day as Spicer’s comments.
The federal prison population is on the decline, but a new attorney general who talks tough on drugs and crime and already has indicated a looming need for private prison cells seems poised to usher in a reversal of that trend.
The bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus released the following statement in response to White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer is suggesting the Trump administration may crack down on states that have legalized recreational marijuana.
At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed marijuana clubs. But the details of how these clubs will operate are as hazy as the underground clubs operating already.
Sales of marijuana products in Washington state have for the first time surpassed $200 million in a quarter. Other news outlets report that residents and visitors bought more marijuana than ever before in the second quarter of 2016, based on an analysis of purchase and tax records from two state agencies.
In a series of new articles, healthcare experts and politicians argue that the time has come for a change of course, urging world leaders to allow doctors and other medical professionals – rather than law enforcement – to take the lead on designing global drug policy.
In a very narrow margin, Mainers have approved legalizing recreational marijuana, according to the Bangor Daily News. Yes on 1 is declaring victory with results showing marijuana legalization ahead by one percent of the vote. The opposition says it’s not ready to concede.
Voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational marijuana initiatives Tuesday night, and several other states passed medical marijuana provisions, in what is turning out to be the biggest electoral victory for marijuana reform since 2012, when Colorado and Washington first approved the drug’s recreational use.