Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) Monday introduced an amendment to the omnibus farm bill to allow farmers to grow industrial hemp, the Huffington Post reported. The move picked up support the next day, when Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) said he would support it, the Huffington Post reported separately. Vote Hemp, a hemp industry group,... Read More »
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With little chance of Oregon’s HB 3371 making it through the session, legalization advocates are preparing 2 legalization ballot initiatives. A poll will be conducted to determine which initiative voters like more, and that initiative will be pushed for a public vote in November, 2014.
Residents of Maine may get the opportunity to vote on ending their state’s marijuana prohibition this fall, if lawmakers approve of an amended version of LD 1229: An Act to Tax and Regulate Marijuana in the coming weeks. LD 1229 was introduced earlier in the session Read More »
If you’re an average marijuana smoker in Colorado—paying average prices for average-quality marijuana—you can expect to spend around $650 on weed next year. That’s estimating 3.5 ounces annually… I’m pretty sure our readers are anything but average!
Marijuana law reform is gaining some serious momentum in New York, as we approach the end of this year’s legislative session. Recent polling data released by Siena Research Institute revealed that 82% of New Yorkers support the medical use of marijuana. Fortunately for New York lawmakers, they can Read More »
On Friday, the Organization of American States (OAS) released a ground-breaking report on hemispheric drug control that includes not only an assessment of the current state of affairs, but also looks at a number of alternate scenarios for future directions in drug policy, including explicit analysis of possible regulation... Read More »
Advocates applaud Illinois legislature on HB1, but pledge to pursue follow-up bill to improve the law The Illinois Senate voted 35-21 today to pass HB1, the “Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act,” which creates a framework to protect physicians and certain qualified medical marijuana patients Read More »
New York Senator Liz Krueger revealed a draft of her bill “Marijuana Regulation, and Taxation Act” last week. The legalization bill resembles Colorado’s Amendment 64, allowing 6 plants for home growers. Marijuana would be regulated by the New York State Liquor Authority and taxed up to $50 an ounce.
Yesterday was the public’s first look at the new Washington State marijuana logo, as well the state’s first draft of marijuana laws. Let other Weedists know in this poll and leave your comment below. Read More »
Washington’s Liquor Control Board released draft regulations for the state’s legal marijuana industry yesterday. The draft regulations include: Tracking marijuana from seed to store, most likely setting up a system similar to Colorado’s. Limiting the number of retail stores in each county. Growers and processors will not be limited in... Read More »