Legalizing Pot Requires GOP Support

Legalizing Pot Requires GOP Support

This post was originally published on this site  When legislators who oppose federal marijuana prohibition vote against your legalization bill, you probably are doing something wrong. That is what happened in April, when the House of Representatives approved the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act. The 220 ayes included 217 Democrats but only three...

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Cannabis Companies Try the Metaverse as a New Marketing Platform

Cannabis Companies Try the Metaverse as a New Marketing Platform

This post was originally published on this siteCannabis companies are using the metaverse to set up shops, promote their core product, and sell real-world merchandise and nonfungible tokens.

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Democrats face tough climb on winning Senate approval of legal marijuana

Democrats face tough climb on winning Senate approval of legal marijuana

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is facing significant obstacles in his legislative push to legalize marijuana, with resistance from Republicans and members of his own party threatening chances of passage in the upper chamber. Schumer has said that his aim is to...

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This week: House set to vote on marijuana legalization bill

This week: House set to vote on marijuana legalization bill

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats are set to pass legislation this week to legalize marijuana at the federal level. The bill, authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and titled the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (…

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Congress overrides DC voters, keeps sales of marijuana illegal in District

Congress overrides DC voters, keeps sales of marijuana illegal in District

This post was originally published on this siteA GOP-backed ban on weed sales in Washington, D.C., was preserved in a sprawling government funding bill passed by Congress on Thursday, despite opposition from advocates who say the provision overrides the will of the District’s residents years…

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Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

Beto O’Rourke’s blunt support of marijuana legalization gives advocates hope for policy change

This post was originally published on this site At a crowded rally in downtown Austin, Beto O’Rourke ticked off his usual laundry list of campaign promises: stabilizing the power grid, rolling back the state’s new permitless carry law and expanding health care access. But the El Paso Democrat got some...

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Taxes and Red Tape Hobble California’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana

Taxes and Red Tape Hobble California’s ‘Legal’ Marijuana

This post was originally published on this site  Marijuana has been legal for both medical and recreational use in California for years, but now comes word illegal producers and vendors dominate the industry. How can that be? Government officials, it turns out, have so burdened cannabis with red tape that...

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