Cannabis In Politics

Vote to Eliminate Medical Licenses Caps

Vote by D.C Committee to Eliminate Medical Marijuana Licenses Caps

Legislators in Washington, D.C., approved a bill that would fundamentally alter the District’s medical marijuana program in a number of ways, including by eliminating licensing caps for medical marijuana businesses, fostering social equity in the sector, and establishing new regulated business categories like cannabis cooking classes and on-site consumption facilities according to a report by […]

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Poll Confirms Support for Banking Reform

Poll Confirms Two Out of Three Americans Want Marijuana Banking Reform to Pass

According to a recent survey by the American Bankers Association, two out of three Americans want Congress to adopt legislation that would grant state-legal marijuana firms access to conventional banking services like checking accounts and loans (ABA). Two questions about cannabis banking were included in the survey that was made public. The first asked participants

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Drug Decriminalization Bill Approved in Australia

Drug Decriminalization Bill Approved in Australia for Federal Territory

The federal territory that encompasses Canberra, the country’s capital, has accepted a bill that will locally legalize low-level possession of currently illegal narcotics like psilocybin, heroin, and cocaine according to an article in Marijuana Moment. With certain revisions put forth by the government, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Legislative Assembly (LA) approved the proposal from

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Biden’s Pardon Action Impacting Americans

Biden’s Pardon Action Impacting Many Americans

According to the Federal U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC), President Joe Biden’s pardons of marijuana offenders will have a significant impact on those who are eligible for relief in 2022. The report also broke down the numbers by state. President Biden’s pardons are seen as a major step forward in reforming America’s marijuana laws. They will

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Cannabis Pardons in Kentucky

Low-Level Cannabis Pardons in Kentucky

Kentucky will provide pardons to anybody convicted of low-level marijuana possession convictions, according to Governor Andy Beshear. Governor Andy Beshear recently asked the Administrative Office of the Courts how many people in Kentucky are eligible for this relief and is currently developing the next steps. It is unclear at this point what the next steps

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Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization

Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Included in Iowa Democrats Campaign

Iowa Capital Dispatch reports that Iowa Democrats have included adult-use cannabis legalization on their election agenda as part of the party’s “people over politics” electoral plan. “The plan also includes lowering the cost of living, protecting abortion access, and investing in public schools,” the report also states. According to Ganjapreneur, in March 2021, the Des

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voters support legalization

Poll Confirms 60% of U.S Voters Support Federal Legalization of Cannabis

A Morning Consult/Politico poll found that 60% of U.S. voters believe cannabis should be federally legalized. The survey found that only 27% of all voters preferred it remains outlawed, with 13% unsure. According to the poll, 72 percent of black voters, 67 percent of Hispanic voters, 58 percent of white voters, and 57 percent of

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Americans Support Biden Pardons

Recent Poll Confirms Most Americans Support Biden Pardons

According to a recent poll, the majority of Americans support President Biden’s move to pardon federal cannabis possession charges. Additionally, they want governors around the country to follow suit per the president’s request. A recent YouGov America poll found that a majority (61%) of Americans in support of President Biden’s move last week to pardon

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Legalization Question Approved

Legalization Question Approved for November in Arkansas

The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that the state’s adult-use cannabis legalization question will appear on November ballots.  Arkansas voters passed a medical cannabis constitutional amendment in 2016, and if approved, the new adult-use law would allow Arkansans aged 21 and older to purchase up to an ounce at regulated dispensaries, according to a recent article

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Residency Requirement in Maine

Residency Requirement for Medical Cannabis Businesses in Maine Struck Down

The First Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down a state law that required Maine’s medical cannabis dispensaries to be owned by Maine residents. The ruling upholds a lower court decision that found the residency requirement violates the U.S. Constitution by restricting interstate commerce.   According to Ganjapreneur, the Chief Judge David Barron wrote for

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