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GOP Congresswoman Supports Marijuana Rescheduling, Cautions Against Broader Drug Decriminalization

GOP Congresswoman Supports Marijuana Rescheduling, Cautions Against Broader Drug Decriminalization

In a recent hearing before the House Education and the Workforce Committee, Republican Congresswoman Lori Chavez-DeRemer of Oregon expressed her support for the federal rescheduling of marijuana while urging caution against broader drug decriminalization efforts. Chavez-DeRemer commended the decision to move cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as […]

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Nebraska Activists Clear Signature Threshold for Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures

Nebraska Activists Clear Signature Threshold for Medical Marijuana Ballot Measures

Nebraska activists are celebrating a significant milestone in their efforts to legalize medical marijuana, announcing that they have met a crucial signature gathering requirement to qualify a pair of legalization initiatives for the state’s November ballot. In an email sent to supporters, Nebraskans for Medical Marijuana (NMM) declared that they have successfully collected valid petitions

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Pennsylvania Eyes Statewide Cannabis Legalization Amid Federal Rescheduling

Pennsylvania Eyes Statewide Cannabis Legalization Amid Federal Rescheduling

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office views the Biden administration’s move to reschedule marijuana as a potential boon for the state’s legalization efforts, according to a spokesperson. Although the federal rescheduling wouldn’t legalize cannabis, it could provide momentum for state-level reforms. Shapiro, who proposed legalization in his budget request earlier this year, aims to establish a

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Veterans Take Center Stage in Florida's Cannabis Legalization Campaign

Veterans Take Center Stage in Florida’s Cannabis Legalization Campaign

In an effort to advance cannabis legalization in Florida, veterans are stepping into the spotlight. Smart and Safe Florida, the organization behind Amendment 3, is actively engaging veterans to rally support for the reform. With the aim of raising awareness about the benefits of cannabis, especially for veterans grappling with PTSD and chronic pain, the

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New Hampshire House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill with Stricter Marketing Rules

New Hampshire House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill with Stricter Marketing Rules

In a significant move, the New Hampshire House of Representatives has passed a bill to legalize and regulate marijuana in the state, setting strict limits on advertising and marketing practices. The legislation, introduced by Rep. Erica Layon, will now proceed to the Senate, where it is expected to encounter resistance due to its deviation from

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Delve Into Marijuana Legalization with Focus on Social Justice

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Delve Into Marijuana Legalization with Focus on Social Justice

Pennsylvania lawmakers held yet another hearing on marijuana legalization with the conversation this time centered on social justice and equity considerations for reform as the governor steps up his push to end cannabis prohibition. Just days after Rep. Amen Brown (D) filed a new marijuana legalization bill that he described as “grounded in safety and

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FDA Urges DEA to Expedite Marijuana Scheduling Decision, Congress to Provide Regulatory Guidance

FDA Urges DEA to Expedite Marijuana Scheduling Decision, Congress to Provide Regulatory Guidance

FDA Commissioner Robert Califf urged the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to promptly make a decision on marijuana scheduling during a hearing before the House Oversight and Accountability Committee. Califf emphasized that there’s “no reason” for the DEA to delay its decision and expressed a desire to see a regulatory scheme for cannabis in his lifetime.

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German Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Legalization Bill

German Lawmakers Pass Cannabis Legalization Bill

German lawmakers have given final approval to a long-awaited cannabis legalization bill, paving the way for significant changes in the country’s cannabis laws. The legislation legalizes personal possession of up to an ounce and permits individuals to cultivate three plants. It is scheduled to take effect on Monday, April 1. The bill also includes provisions

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90% of Americans Back Cannabis Legalization Pew Research Poll

90% of Americans Back Cannabis Legalization Pew Research Poll

A recent Pew Research Center poll revealed overwhelming support for the legalization of cannabis across the United States. The survey, conducted on Tuesday, found that nearly 90% of Americans believe cannabis should be legal for either medical or adult use, signifying a significant shift in public opinion on the matter. According to the poll results,

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Thailand Set to Recriminalize Adult-Use Cannabis, But Medicinal Use Remains

Thailand Set to Recriminalize Adult-Use Cannabis, But Medicinal Use Remains

Thailand’s health minister recently announced plans to make adult-use cannabis illegal again by the end of the year, according to a report by Reuters. This move comes as lawmakers aim to tighten regulations around cannabis consumption, citing concerns over potential misuse and its negative impact, particularly on Thai children. Under the proposed legislation, recreational use

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