Colorado Governor Issues Proclamation Declaring Official ‘Hemp Week’

Colorado lawmakers advanced a newly introduced bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session and cleared the House Finance Committee in a vote of 9-2 just Read More

Nevada Governor Introduces Measure To Pardon Tens Of Thousands With Marijuana Convictions

Colorado lawmakers advanced a newly introduced bill on Wednesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session and cleared the House Finance Committee in a vote of 9-2 just Read More

CO bill defines cannabis social equity applicants (Newsletter: June 11, 2020)

NBA union head joins marijuana company & league stops testing; Congressman pushes drug decrim; MI House amends bill on spouses’ cannabis licenses Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… Subscribers who value this daily dispatch enough to show their support with a few dollars help us keep doing this. Read More

Michigan House Scales Back Bill That Would’ve Given Medical Marijuana Licenses To Lawmakers’ Spouses

Colorado lawmakers introduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would create a statewide definition of which businesses qualify as marijuana social equity license applicants and are eligible for certain incentives. The legislation, which is the product of months of dialogue between reform advocates, industry stakeholders and legislators, was filed by Rep. James Coleman (D) with just days left in the legislative session. It would build on a current statewide accelerator program allowing eligible individuals to Read More

Colorado Marijuana Social Equity Businesses Would Be Defined Under New Bill

A congressman suggested on Tuesday that reports that George Floyd used marijuana and other drugs make his killing by police undeserving of the mass protests it has inspired nationwide. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) employed stigmatizing language, writing that media and Democrats “deifying druggie & thug for political gain is wrong.” “#GeorgeFloyd = armed robber (gun versus lady) + deadly cocaine, fetanyl [sic], methamphetamine, marijuana user,” he wrote. https://t.co/PFXfZLa6Pw Protesting excessive police force is a right. Read More

NBA Players Union Head Joins Marijuana Company As League Reportedly Suspends Drug Testing

The national marijuana dispensary chain MedMen has temporarily closed down all of its stores after several of its Los Angeles-based locations were looted over the weekend. While the company strongly condemned the looting, it said it recognizes the tragedies that led up to the incidents and is offering to support its black employees during this time. Businesses in cities across the country have been impacted by outrage over recent police killings of black Americans. That Read More

Congressman Calls For Decriminalization Of ‘Other Drugs’ Beyond Marijuana In New Policing Reform Plan

Two members of Congress who formerly opposed marijuana legalization each made the case that they are now more supportive of reform than the other during a Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate on Monday. Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) were pressed on what led them to change their positions on cannabis policy, and both defended their records and attempted to make the case that they were quicker out of Read More

GOP rep cites George Floyd cannabis use to undermine protests (Newsletter: June 10, 2020)

NJ bill would decrim a pound of marijuana; Bermuda AG releases legal cannabis proposal; ABA wants COVID funds for law firms working with cannabiz Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… This issue of Marijuana Moment, and our original reporting that is featured in it, are made possible by Read More

Mississippi Lawmakers Take Steps To Distinguish Alternative Medical Marijuana Measure From Activist Version

Two members of Congress who formerly opposed marijuana legalization each made the case that they are now more supportive of reform than the other during a Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate on Monday. Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) were pressed on what led them to change their positions on cannabis policy, and both defended their records and attempted to make the case that they were quicker out of Read More

GOP Congressman Says Killing Of ‘Marijuana User’ George Floyd Doesn’t Deserve Protests

Two members of Congress who formerly opposed marijuana legalization each made the case that they are now more supportive of reform than the other during a Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate primary debate on Monday. Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) were pressed on what led them to change their positions on cannabis policy, and both defended their records and attempted to make the case that they were quicker out of Read More