Tags : marijuana policy

Cory Booker’s Marijuana Agenda Highlighted In Three Super PAC Ads

A super PAC working to get Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) elected president is putting a lot of emphasis on the candidate’s marijuana reform agenda, releasing multiple new advertisements highlighting his position on the issue. United We Win, an organization that’s not formally associated with Booker’s presidential campaign but supports his candidacy, included cannabis reform in […]Read More

Sanders Pledges Legal Marijuana ‘In Every State’ As Biden Faces ‘Gateway Drug’ Backlash

As former Vice President Joe Biden faces a backlash over his suggestion that marijuana could be a ‘gateway’ drug, rival presidential candidates such as Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Kamala Harris (D-CA), as well as entrepreneur Andrew Yang, are touting their own support for legal marijuana reform proposals. One day after Biden said he doesn’t support […]Read More

New Congressional Resolution Calls For Marijuana Legalization And Drug Expungements

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) released a congressional resolution on Thursday that calls for a fundamental reshaping of the criminal justice system, in part by legalizing marijuana and expunging all drug-related convictions. The congresswoman’s “People’s Justice Guarantee” resolution outlines “a bold, new vision for justice in the American criminal legal system” that’s designed to “transform the […]Read More

Senate Approves Bill Protecting Medical Marijuana States From Federal Intervention

The Senate approved spending legislation on Thursday that extends a provision protecting medical marijuana states from federal interference—but the question remains as to whether a House-passed version with broader protections for all state cannabis programs could still be adopted in the final bill that’s sent to the president. The so-called “minibus” appropriations legislation covers funding […]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

Bernie Sanders Open To Covering Medical Marijuana Through Medicare For All, Advisor Says

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) would not rule out covering medical marijuana under his Medicare for All health insurance plan, a senior advisor on his presidential campaign said on Friday. Josh Orton, Sanders’s national policy director, appeared on The Hill’s Rising program to discuss the senator’s latest cannabis reform plan, which was released at 4:20 PM ET […]Read More

Senate Could Consider Marijuana Research Amendment On Spending Bill

The federal government would be required to study the impact of state marijuana legalization laws under an amendment to a spending bill that Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) wants his colleagues to consider this week. The measure, which would be attached to appropriations legislation funding the Department ofJustice and other government agencies for the 2020 fiscal […]Read More

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