Category: Politics

Arkansas: Election Officials Deny Certification of Proposed Marijuana Legalization Amendment

Advocates behind proposed ballot measure to legalize adult-use marijuana sales were dealt a significant setback on Wednesday when Arkansas election officials rejected certifying the measure for the November ballot.  In July, the group Responsible...

Congress: Lawmakers File Bipartisan Legislation to Facilitate the Expungement of Federal Marijuana Violations

Representatives Troy Carter (D-LA) and Rodney Davis (R-IL) have introduced legislation seeking to facilitate the expungement of criminal records for those convicted of certain federal marijuana violations. The legislation, known as the Marijuana...

THC Potency in California Cannot Be Trusted

It seems evident that it should be a simple, objective decision when a percentage of THC is placed on the back of a label. Tests are made, results are read, and a...

Louisiana: Changes in State’s Marijuana Laws Take Effect

Several laws amending the state’s marijuana policies take effect today. Among them, House Bill 629 (now Act 473) bars police from conducting a warrantless search of person’s place of residence based solely upon the...

Marijuana-Related Ballot Initiatives and Referenda: July 29th, 2022 Update

Voters in several states will decide on marijuana-related ballot measures in November. Here is an update of where these efforts currently stand.  Arkansas The group Responsible Growth Arkansas, led by former Arkansas Democratic House...

Senate Bill Filed that would allow Marijuana Advertising in TV & Radio

Advertising for marijuana has been this ultra-confusing road of uncertainty ever since states began to legalize the plant a decade ago. Some places take a hard stance against it, and some take...

House Members Advance Fast-Tracked Legislation to Amend Cannabis Research Rules

Members of the US House of Representatives voted last night in favor of legislation, “The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act,” that seeks to facilitate cannabis-specific scientific research and potential drug...

Missouri: Unofficial Count Finds Legalization Measure Shy of Signatures Necessary to Qualify for November Ballot

Unofficial signature counts provided by county officials to the Secretary of State’s office find that advocates failed to gather the necessary number of signatures from registered voters to qualify their adult-use marijuana...