Voters in Key Swing States Support Cannabis Legalization

Yesterday’s News — April 7, 2015     A Quinnipiac University poll conducted last month found that most voters in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Florida support the legalization of cannabis for adults, with 51, 52, and 55 percent, respectively. Overwhelming majorities, 80 percent or higher, are in favor of medical marijuana. Christopher Ingraham for the Washington […]

D.C. Cannabis Seed Shares Encourage Homegrow

Yesterday’s News – March 28, 2015       There have been plenty of headlines in the past several days. Here’s Weekend Review Kit’s roundup of the biggest cannabis news stories:   Hundreds of Washington, D.C. residents participated in marijuana seed shares, organized by D.C. Cannabis Campaign’s Adam Eidinger. Because personal possession and cultivation of […]

Grownups Book Review Club: Ban en Banlieue

“Do you understand? Are you open: to receiving it: into your own hands? The book chooses you as its reader, and not the other way around. This is not about picking something up and figuring out whether you like it or not. This is not about taste.” –Bhanu Kapil, jackkerouacispunjabi.blogspot.com, 3/16/15     3/5: What […]

Federal Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in the House

Yesterday’s News – March 25, 2015   A bipartisan companion bill to the historic CARERS Act, introduced in the Senate two weeks ago, has been submitted to the House of Representatives by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK). Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has agreed to co-sponsor the legislation, which would reclassify cannabis […]

Latest Legalization Landscape

Yesterday’s News – March 23, 2015     There are rumblings of legalization all across the country, and, regardless of what President Obama thinks, cannabis law reform is of growing importance for many Americans. We think keeping cannabis illegal is too big of a priority for our federal government, and we encourage them to consider the […]

More Bipartisan Support for CARERS Act

Yesterday’s News – March 12, 2015     Recently introduced federal medical marijuana legislation would allow patients to breathe easier, even in states with legal recreational cannabis. In addition to reclassifying cannabis as a Schedule II substance (downgrading it from its current Schedule I status) and opening the doors for more research, the bill would […]

Senate to Consider Federal Medical Marijuana Legislation

Yesterday’s News – March 10, 2015     In an historic attempt to overturn the federal ban on medical cannabis, a bipartisan group of three lawmakers will introduce legislation today that would “allow patients, doctors, and businesses in states that have already passed medical-marijuana laws to participate in those programs without fear of federal prosecution.” […]

Bowser’s Bill to Ban Cannabis Clubs

Yesterday’s News – March 3, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     Just days after she refused to back down despite threats from Congress and supported her constituents’ right to legal cannabis, Mayor Muriel Bowser has introduced legislation in DC’s City Council that would ban cannabis clubs. In defining public spaces as “anywhere […]

Questions Abound in the District and Beyond

Yesterday’s News – February 27, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet   While many DC residents celebrate cannabis legalization, some Congressional Republicans continue to threaten the District’s leadership over the initiative that went into effect yesterday, saying they will appeal to the Department of Justice to enforce what they believe is the law. If […]