Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

Two House Bills Would End Federal Prohibition Of Marijuana

by Matt Ferner, Huffington Post

Two congressmen filed separate House bills on Friday that together would legalize, regulate and tax marijuana at the federal level, effectively ending the U.S. government’s decadeslong prohibition of the plant.

Rep. Jared Polis […]

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

by Evan Halper, Los Angeles Times

Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy.

The bill’s passage […]

The marijuana industry’s first full-time lobbyist makes rounds on Capitol Hill

The marijuana industry’s first full-time lobbyist makes rounds on Capitol Hill

by Ben Terris, Washington Post

It took Michael Correia more than a week after getting his new job to tell his parents he was a marijuana lobbyist.

“I just got a job lobbying for a […]

Congress members urge Obama to remove marijuana from illegal drugs list

Congress members urge Obama to remove marijuana from illegal drugs list

In a signed letter issued on Wednesday, 18 members of Congress have called on President Barack Obama to reclassify marijuana, a drug currently listed in the same category as heroin and LSD.

Authored by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), the letter comes after […]

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