House of Representatives Extends Medical Marijuana Protection

Yesterday’s News – June 4, 2015     House Blocks DEA From Messing With Medical Marijuana The House of Representatives voted to reauthorize an amendment that would block the federal government from intervening in state legal medical marijuana programs on Wednesday. Passed by a vote of 242-186, the amendment, which was first introduced last year, […]

National Geographic’s Cannabis Cover

Yesterday’s News – May 18, 2015     Another Major Magazine’s Cannabis Cover Not to be outdone by TIME, National Geographic has produced its own cannabis cover story. In “Weed: The New Science of Marijuana,” the magazine delves into the various disciplines that might comprise a cannabis science, through anecdotal accounts of such cannabis luminaries […]

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 […]

Big Changes for MMJ in Washington

Yesterday’s News – April 27, 2015   Washington to Overhaul Medical Marijuana System Washington’s medical marijuana program will see major changes after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that will align the state’s medical system with the voter-approved recreational cannabis laws. Though medical cannabis has been legal in Washington since 1998, the program is largely […]

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 […]

Yesterday’s News — December 16, 2014

because nobody’s ready for today yet     The latest word out of DC: the City Council, led by Chairman Phil Mendelson, will submit a bill implementing Initiative 71 to the U.S. Congress in January as if the omnibus rider referencing the District’s legalization of cannabis hadn’t happened. Congress would then have 30 days to […]