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Most Presidential Candidates in France Support Marijuana Reform
Marijuana is not a typical issue for discussion during the presidential race in France, but this year, four out of five candidates have expressed their support for the cannabis reform.
Apr 12, 2017 12:50 PM
Hawaii Senator Believes ‘Cannabis’ Is Much Better Term for ‘Marijuana’
State authorities are taking a deeper look at the usage and etymology of the word “marijuana.” The word “cannabis” is now considered to be a more appropriate term for using in the industry than its synonym “marijuana.” That is the main reason why Hawaii Senator decided to remove the word “marijuana” from the state’s vocabulary.
Mar 20, 2017 12:40 PM
Virginia Submits Bill to Stop Federal Cannabis Prohibition
Thomas Garrett, a newly-nominated Republican congressman from Virginia, has introduced a bill aimed to stop federal cannabis prohibition. Though the initiative is identical to a failed legislation of Sen. Bernie Sanders, it has already got three co-signers.
Mar 6, 2017 12:45 PM
Cannabis Caucus in Congress to Fight for Legal States
On Thursday, four House members announced the formation of a new caucus—the Cannabis Caucus. One of the main goals of the newly created caucus is to defend states' rights to establish their local marijuana policies.
Feb 17, 2017 12:45 PM
Jeff Sessions and Cannabis Industry: Will the Two Get Along?
Last week, the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions as the new U.S. Attorney General. Since Jeff Sessions has always been vocal opponent of cannabis, it comes as no surprise that people in the cannabis industry feel threatened by his appointment. But is Jeff Sessions really that dangerous to the legal weed industry and thousands of medical marijuana patients?
Feb 13, 2017 12:20 PM
Trump's Arguments Against Marijuana and 5 Possible Scenarios
After Donald Trump became the new President of the United States last week, the pot community started wondering what arguments against marijuana President Trump had and what they should expect from the new administration. Here are five possible scenarios of how Trump's presidency will affect the marijuana industry
Jan 27, 2017 12:20 PM
Indiana Senate Considers Hemp Oil Initiative
The Indiana Senate has recently received Senate Bill No. 15 submitted by Republican Senators Blake Doriot and James Tomes. The initiative contains a request to create a hemp oil registry. This pilot registry will allow caregivers, physicians, and individuals to possess and use hemp oil for use in research and treatment of intractable epileptic seizures.
Jan 19, 2017 12:20 PM
Marijuana Activism in Europe Gets Political Support
Two European countries could achieve marijuana legalization next year thanks to the political support of local opposition parties. Though it is quite difficult to change cannabis laws through public activism in Germany and the Czech Republic, the efforts of Green parties may push things along.
Dec 6, 2016 9:05 AM
What Will President Trump Mean for Marijuana Legalization?
On the early morning of Nov. 9, Americans woke up to find the drug policy landscape radically altered. As a result of the referendums held simultaneously with the presidential election, California, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine passed laws to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Nov 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Why Is Marijuana Still Illegal in Europe?
While more and more U.S. states consider cannabis legalization, Europe hardly moves anywhere in this direction. One of the reasons for this inactivity is the fact that the political power of people in Europe is limited, and they cannot simply address the question most politicians try to avoid.
Nov 11, 2016 12:05 PM
7 Cannabis Strains to Go Through the Presidential Election
​The presidential election is quite stressful time. Moreover, the voters in nine U.S. states will have to nervous more than others, as the marijuana initiatives are also on the vote. Definitely, it is better to go through this time with some buds of marijuana. It will calm your overwhelming emotions and get you into the voting mood.
Nov 5, 2016 12:15 PM
Marijuana Legalization Ads Caution Voters
In the final stretch of the election season, the supporters of marijuana prohibition seem to be beefing up their campaign advertisements. A strong emphasis is put on the danger of children using marijuana—most ads include the message about kids' exposure to pot.
Nov 1, 2016 12:05 PM
Majority of Democrats Support Marijuana Legalization in Voting States
On the verge of the presidential election, Democratic parties of several states decided to officially support marijuana propositions that will be voted on in November.
Oct 17, 2016 12:10 PM
How Doctors' Political Views May Impact Cannabis Patients
​A new study has discovered that your physician's political views can have an influence on your treatment if you use marijuana.
Oct 7, 2016 9:15 AM
Top 10 Politicians Who Support Marijuana Legalization
It is well known that the Marijuana Policy Project is not the only tool to control marijuana issues. Here is the list of 10 pro-cannabis politicians who understand that the use of marijuana should be legal.
Aug 22, 2016 9:10 AM
Green Party’s Jill Stein Supports Marijuana Legalization
Jill Stein, physician, activist, and Green Party presidential candidate, formally announced her candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination. It has also become known that the politician advocates the idea of cannabis legalization.
May 19, 2016 5:35 PM