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.” […]

Fat Bags of Skunk and White Owl Blunts

Yesterday’s News – March 4, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     The three remaining defendants in the case of the Kettle Falls Five were found guilty of growing fewer than 100 marijuana plants on Tuesday but not guilty of the far more serious charges of conspiracy, distributing, and firearms possession. The case […]

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 […]

The Marijuana Middle

Yesterday’s News – March 2, 2015  because nobody’s ready for today yet     According to a new Pew survey, 6 out of 10 of Republicans who identify as Millennials favor cannabis legalization. While recently campaigning in DC we heard a lot about “the marijuana middle,” how it is one of the few issues that both […]

Home Grow, Home Use

Yesterday’s News – February 25, 2015 because nobody’s ready for today yet     It’s an important week for cannabis supporters: yesterday, Alaska became the third state to legalize recreational marijuana, and tomorrow, DC will join legalization pioneers as Initiative 71 goes into effect. The Associated Press has the details on Alaska: abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/alaska-3rd-state-legal-marijuana-29172331   The […]

Vermont Legislation Could Legalize Cannabis

Yesterdays News – February 18, 2015  because nobody’s ready for today yet     Cannabis advocates know that it would be a huge win if at least one state legalizes cannabis through its legislature, rather than through a ballot initiative, as has been the case in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and DC. It’s looking like […]