Weed in Texas Goes Commercial

Yesterday’s News – May 13, 2015   Texas Cannabis Commercial The Texas legislature is currently considering two cannabis bills: HB2165, which would legalize marijuana in the state, and HB507, which would decriminalize possession of small amounts of cannabis. It’s clear that the latter has a much greater chance of passing, so Texans for Responsible Marijuana […]

Oregon’s Stalemate Over Medical Cannabis

Yesterday’s News – May 12, 2015       Oregon Marijuana Committee Argues Over Local Control The joint committee charged with implementing Oregon’s Initiative 91 can agree on almost everything, except the issue of local control over medical marijuana facilities. In order to prevent diversion of product to the black market, the group of lawmakers […]

Lynch Confirmed as Next Attorney General

Yesterday’s News – April 24, 2015   Lynch Confirmed as US Attorney General Loretta Lynch was finally confirmed yesterday as the nation’s next attorney general, replacing Eric Holder and becoming the first African American woman in this position. Though her tenure could be as short as 18 months, leaving her little time to make major policy […]

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 […]

Yesterday’s News – January 28, 2015

 because nobody’s ready for today yet   Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf told a group of parents on Tuesday he would sign the medical marijuana bill currently being drafted by the state Senate. The culture has changed drastically from only a year ago, when both then-Governor Tom Corbett and House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, who opposed […]