Congress

Why Legal Marijuana Is Catering To The Republican Party

Legal weed is one of those issues that needs bipartisan reach before it can ever claim the necessary votes in both chambers of Congress.

Why Aren’t More Congressional Candidates Embracing Marijuana Reform?

In the lead up to the 2018 midterm elections, cannabis advocates are going through a familiar routine: throwing their hands up in frustration as to why more candidates are not embracing cannabis reform.

Congress Receives Blueprint For Federal Marijuana Legalization

Depending on who you ask, marijuana has a solid chance of going legal nationwide in the United States in 2019.

Trump Could Decide Marijuana Reform, Says Nancy Pelosi

But would a Democrat-controlled Congress push forward on cannabis legalization at the federal level?

Congress Approves Bill To Expand Medical Marijuana Research

If it goes the distance, medical marijuana research in the United States could make significant strides from where it has stood for more than the past five decades.

The ‘Strange Bedfellows’ In Congress Want To Scrub Nonviolent Marijuana Records

If the bill passes, it could substantially open job and workplace opportunities for those with criminal records due to their past marijuana convictions.

Congress Eliminates Medical Marijuana Provision For Veterans

Some of the same lawmakers who have tried to convince the public that opinions toward marijuana are rapidly changing on Capitol Hill seemed surprised by the House committee’s decision to turn their backs on veterans.

Op Ed: Donald Trump Must Answer For Marijuana Smear Team

Why might the White House be moving in this direction on cannabis policy? It flies in the face of public opinion as well as the president’s promises on the campaign trail and to a senator of his own party.

Legal Marijuana States Beg Congress For Banking Protections

One of the most dangerous aspects of the cannabis industry is that it is forced to operate as a mostly cash businesses.

Congressional Bill Would Automatically Seal Non-Violent Cannabis Convictions

A bill introduced to Congress on Tuesday proposes that people convicted of drug possession or nonviolent marijuana crimes would have their records automatically sealed after one year, provided they don’t re-offend.