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Joe Biden Includes Marijuana Decriminalization In New ‘Plan For Black America’

Former Vice President Joe Biden is using a newly released plan on racial justice to tout his existing modest marijuana reform proposals. The presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee said he would “decriminalize the use of cannabis and automatically expunge all prior cannabis use convictions” as part of a “Plan For Black America” his campaign released on Monday. […]Read More

Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Keep Declining In Era Of Legalization, Chief Justice Reports

While federal prosecutions of drug-related crimes increased in 2019, cases involving marijuana dropped by more than a quarter, according to an end-of-year report released by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Tuesday. The annual report, which looks at data on federal court actions during the 2019 fiscal year ending September 30, reflects an ongoing […]Read More

House Democrats Cave To Senate On Two Marijuana And Veterans Measures

This summer, the House passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) with an amendment that would have protected veterans from being denied home loans from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) over employment in a state-legal cannabis market. Another measure attached to the bill would have allowed military branches to grant reenlistment waivers […]Read More

Trump Administration Defends Students’ Rights To Discuss Marijuana Legalization On Campus

The Department of Justice defended students’ rights to discuss marijuana legalization on campus in a federal court filing on Monday. While cannabis may be federally illegal, the Justice Department sided with a Mississippi student who filed a lawsuit against his school after he was allegedly prevented from talking about the issue earlier this year, arguing […]Read More

Anniversary Of Alcohol Prohibition’s End Is A Good Time To Legalize Marijuana, Presidential Candidate Castro Says

Former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro marked the 86th anniversary of the repeal of alcohol prohibition in the U.S. on Thursday by calling for the legalization of marijuana. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate tweeted about Repeal Day, a commemoration of the ratification of the 21st Amendment, which ended federal prohibition of booze. “86 years […]Read More

GOP Congressman Worries Impeachment Might Hurt Marijuana Reform

Marijuana reform legislation seems to be gaining traction on Capitol Hill during what is undoubtedly the most cannabis-friendly Congress in history, with the House already passing an amendment this year to shield local legalization laws from federal interference as well as approving a bill to let state-licensed businesses access banks. But as the Senate prepares to more seriously consider […]Read More

Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Calls For Marijuana Legalization And Expungements In New Plan

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro proposed a criminal justice plan pledging that if he is elected president he will legalize marijuana, expunge prior cannabis convictions and invest in communities disproportionately impacted by prohibition. The “First Chance Plan,” released on Wednesday, is designed to take a preventative approach to people entering the criminal […]Read More

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