Republican Rules Committee Blocks Veterans Medical Cannabis Amendments

Generic 8 June 2018 | 0 Comments

…for the second year in a row. The House Rules Committee, led by prohibitionist Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX), blocked multiple amendments related to marijuana from receiving consideration by the full House, thus ending their consideration and silencing the ability for the lower chamber to offer either legal protections or expanded access to veterans who use cannabis [...]

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Senator Jeff Merkley Cosponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

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Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) today became the fourth Senator to cosponsor the Marijuana Justice Act, joining the bill’s author, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and cosponsors Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and Kamala Harris (D-CA). The Marijuana Justice Act is the first ever companion legislation that has been introduced in both chambers [...]

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Bipartisan Legislation Introduced To Facilitate Medical Cannabis Trials For Veterans

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United States Rep. Timothy Waltz (D-MN), along with over 30 bipartisan co-sponsors, has introduced legislation, HR 5520: The VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act of 2018, to facilitate federally-sponsored clinical research into the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis among veterans. The legislation states: “In carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, … [...]

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Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

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Attorney General and Anti-Marijuana Crusader Jeff Sessions Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a bipartisan special order on Wednesday, January 17th to address the implications surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo. Simply put, a special order is a practice in Congress where a member is able to speak on any topic [...]

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New House Legislation To Stop AG Jeff Sessions From Cracking Down

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Representative Barbara Lee Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal. NORML is pleased to have worked with Rep. Lee’s office in [...]

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