Category: Politics

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Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, the second major victory for cannabis reform supporters in the state within the span of a week. The legislation would allow patients 19 and older who are suffering from one of 33 conditions to qualify for medical marijuana and obtain it at...

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Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

A bill to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama took its first step toward passing the Legislature today. Besides reducing the penalties, the legislation would allow offenders to have marijuana convictions expunged after five years if they steer clear of another arrest. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill by Sen. Bobby Singleton,...

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Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that...

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Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Every year the top Oscar nominees receive swag bags that have included gifts from luxury holidays to sweat-absorbing patches, worth upwards of $100,000. This year, they can calm their nerves ahead of the awards on Sunday with a range of cannabis-infused products that will be included in the goody bags. Chocolates infused with 10mg tetrahydrocannabinol...

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Legalization & Business of the $140 Billion Miracle Plant

Legalization & Business of the $140 Billion Miracle Plant

2019 Best year for Cannabis, Cannabis has been ‘Demonized’, Miraculous Results of Marijuana and more inCity Magazine’s Publisher, Christopher Thomas, sits with Steven Hawkins, Executive Director for Marijuana Policy Project discussing: War on Drugs, Fear of Marijuana, Tax Revenue, 2019 Being BEST Year of Cannabis, NFL and Cannabis, Marijuana Miraculous Results, Cannabis Entrepreneurship, Global Industry...

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Alabama Business Owners Respond To CBD From Hemp Now Legal

Alabama Business Owners Respond To CBD From Hemp Now Legal

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall has updated a public notice on the legal status of cannabidiol because of a provision in the farm bill that received final passage today in Congress. The farm bill legalizes industrial hemp beyond pilot programs that Congress authorized in 2014. Marshall’s office said that means cannabidiol derived from hemp and containing no more than than 0.3...

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Cannabis Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan

Cannabis Becomes Legal for Adults in Michigan

Marijuana became legal for adults in Michigan on Dec 6th when Proposal 1 officially took effect. The initiative was approved by 56 percent of voters in the November midterm election. Proposal 1 allows adults 21 and older to possess and transport up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana, including up to 15 grams in the form...

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Key Cannabis Legalization Wins Could Bring in Upwards of $2 Billion in New Sales

Key Cannabis Legalization Wins Could Bring in Upwards of $2 Billion in New Sales

Marijuana scored a sweeping victory at the ballot box on last Tuesday, with voters approving new markets in Michigan, Missouri and Utah that eventually could generate $2 billion in medical and recreational sales. Across the nation, voters installed the Democrats as the new majority party in the U.S. House of Representatives, improving the odds that lawmakers will pass federal marijuana...