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South Carolina’s medical marijuana bill ruled unconstitutional, but sponsor vows to keep fighting
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On May 4, 2022, South Carolina’s medical marijuana bill — SB 150, also known as the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act — was ruled unconstitutional by the state’s House of Representatives. The constitutional challenge was mounted by Rep. John McCravy, who argued that because the bill involves the creation of a new tax, specifically on medical ca
Schumer pushes back release for Senate legalization bill
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Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is backtracking after saying the legislation would be unveiled this month. The wait for the Senate’s version of a cannabis legalization bill will continue for months, with Democratic leaders in the chamber indicating Thursday that it will come sometime in the summer. According to The Hill, Senate Majo
State-by-state guide to cannabis age requirements
Politics
While you may want to buy legal cannabis at the age of 18, that will be quite impossible since provisions and policies put in place by weed legalized states do not permit it. Election Day 2012 saw voters in Colorado approve a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational sale and use of cannabis. This bold step by the citizens of Colorado saw the
Since when!? Troops can Use CBD Products Thanks To This Congressional Move
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Since July of 2020, military service members have been allowed to use CBD products, after the House of Representatives approved a measure permitting the use of hemp products as well as its derivatives. The measure passed by a vote of 336 to 71. The initiative was led by Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is also a military veteran. Military Troops And
Medical cannabis bill likely dead in South Carolina legislature
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An effort to save a bill that would legalize medical cannabis in South Carolina failed on Wednesday in the state legislature, dimming its prospects this year. The State newspaper of Columbia, South Carolina reports that “House lawmakers on Wednesday voted 59-55 against an appeal proposed by House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford, D-Richland, to keep
What’s next for cannabis, THC and Delta-8 in Tennessee?
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Hemp and CBD are legal in Tennessee but marijuana (medical and recreationional) is not. So where does this leave Delta-8? A Tennessee lawmaker proposed a bill this legislatative session that would have regulated and taxed Delta-8 products, but the bill didn’t make it out of committee. Meanwhile, stores selling Delta-8, CBD and hemp products are cro
Momentum builds in Senate for major cannabis bill
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Senators on both sides of the aisle are throwing support behind a proposal to tuck key marijuana banking legislation into a larger package aimed at boosting U.S. competitiveness, increasing the odds that a significant cannabis bill gets through the upper chamber this year. Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), the No. 3 Senate Democrat, is leading a push to p
Will blocking the MORE Act hurt Republicans?
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  The MORE Act becoming law in 2022 is more of a fantasy than reality, and Republicans seem to be succeeding in blocking this bill without receiving much flack. Last month, and much to the excitement of cannabis enthusiasts, The MORE Act passed in the House of Representatives. While this was not the first time the house passed such a bill, there wa
The fight over CBD oil continues in Germany
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If anyone thought that the road to cannabis reform was going to be easy, a decision last week in Cologne, Germany has just confirmed the fact that this is going to be a prolonged battle, fought all the way with regressive skirmishes and undoubtedly, setbacks. Here is the latest example. Shockingly, the Administrative Court in Cologne has just ruled
A 'recalcitrant boomer': GOP Congressman criticizes Biden for 'betrayal on marijuana'
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  Rep. Matt Gaetz (R) from Florida, called President Joe Biden a “recalcitrant boomer” criticizing him over the lack of marijuana reform, a policy change that he campaigned on, reported Marijuana Moment. (Benzinga) The Congressman made the ageist comments during an episode of his podcast “Firebrand.” He contrasted his stance toward legalization aga
New Hampshire Senate votes down plan to allow small amounts of legal marijuana
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Supporters say legalization would bring NH in line with other New England states Any hope for some form of marijuana legalization this year in Concord went up in smoke Thursday in the state Senate. A bipartisan majority of state senators shot down a proposal that would have made legal the possession of up to three-fourths of an ounce of marijuana a
Pennsylvania is feeling the pressure of neighboring states’ passage of adult-use marijuana
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What a move to greener pastures might look like. Will bipartisan talks in Harrisburg finally spark recreational marijuana legalization, or is the latest effort to go green destined to go up in smoke? With neighboring states including Maryland, New York and New Jersey establishing their own private adult-use cannabis markets, Pennsylvania may be fee
How marijuana laws have progressed across the South so far this year
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As a region, the South has been comparably slow to embrace marijuana reform until recently. In the last year, Mississippi and Alabama lawmakers legalized the use of marijuana for qualified medical conditions. Louisiana has taken several steps to expand its medical marijuana program, including authorizing the use of cannabis in its raw flower form.
Politicians smoking weed to get elected — Is this the cool new trend?
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  Candidates like Thomas McDermott and Gary Chambers will continue to spring up at this crucial junction where cannabis legalization is almost a reality. Toking in campaigns adverts looks to be the latest political trend among aspiring government officeholders. In the last election cycle, Indiana politicians were all about kissing babies and being
Beto O’Rourke says Texas can learn from Oklahoma by expanding Medicaid, legalizing marijuana
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The Sooner State also partners with Native American tribes on casino gambling, which attracts hoards of Texans. At a packed 903 Brewers in Sherman, Beto O’Rourke was asked how close are Texans to being able to legally gamble. “I think we’re like 35 miles from that, right?” O’Rourke said as the Sherman brewery crowd broke into laughter on April 21.
Pennsylvania's Democratic Senate candidates want to legalize pot, but appetite not as strong in Washington
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  It’s a game of num­bers for Dem­o­crats in Wash­ing­ton who want bold re­form on a num­ber of key boil­er­plate is­sues. But even if they add one more to their ranks in the 50-50 Senate by way of Penn­syl­va­nia, it still may be un­likely that le­gal­ized mar­i­juana be­comes a re­al­ity on the fed­eral level. All three of the top Demo­cratic con

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