Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

Author Valerie Bolden-Barrett Published Feb. 1, 2018 Dive Brief: Beginning today, employers in Maine are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their marijuana or marijuana byproduct use outside of work, attorneys at Littler Mendelson report. Maine’s Labor Department also removed the drug from the list of substances for which employers may test applicants. The … More Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

By Alexandra King, CNN   Updated 9:00 AM ET, Sun January 7, 2018 (CNN)Ron Paul, the former GOP congressman and onetime presidential candidate, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to step down Saturday after he moved this week to rescind the Obama-era policy of restricting federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states where the drug is … More Ron Paul: Jeff Sessions should be fired over marijuana decision

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement 1/4/2018

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 4, 2018 Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement The Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents. Since the passage of the Controlled … More Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement 1/4/2018

Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project

December 24, 2017 By  Tom Angell Marijuana Policy Project founder Rob Kampia is no longer employed by or serves on the board of the organization. He is starting a new cannabis policy group called Marijuana Leadership Campaign (MLC), structured as a for-profit LLC consulting firm. The new company “will focus almost exclusively on changing U.S. … More Rob Kampia Leaves Marijuana Policy Project

Labor unions see organizing California marijuana workers as a way to grow

Unions have caught a whiff of a rare opportunity to organize a whole new set of workers as recreational marijuana becomes legal in California. The United Farm Workers, Teamsters and United Food and Commercial Workers are looking to unionize the tens of thousands of potential workers involved in the legal weed game, from planters to … More Labor unions see organizing California marijuana workers as a way to grow

Today Cory Booker discussed the “Marijuana Justice Act”

Cory Booker was live. 2 hrs · Earlier this year I introduced the Marijuana Justice Act—a bill that aims to end the federal prohibition of marijuana in the United States and incentivize states to legalize it at the state level if they disproportionately arrest or incarcerate poor people or people of color. For decades, the … More Today Cory Booker discussed the “Marijuana Justice Act”

Department of Defense Sidestepping FDA on MMJ for Soldiers on the Ground

Congress has presented President Donald Trump with a bill that could provide an avenue for DoD to give active service members access to medical cannabis A new defense bill could open the door for active duty soldiers to use marijuana for medicinal purposes. The National Defense Authorization Act (HR-2810) gives the Department of Defense, rather … More Department of Defense Sidestepping FDA on MMJ for Soldiers on the Ground

TV travel guide Rick Steves to speak out today for legalizing marijuana in Illinois

TV travel guide Rick Steves is best-known for his mild-mannered jaunts across Europe, but on Tuesday his destination is Chicago to speak out on a favorite side project: legalizing marijuana. Steves, who advocates packing light and sharing memorable experiences with locals, also has long backed legalizing recreational pot. He supported the legalization of cannabis in … More TV travel guide Rick Steves to speak out today for legalizing marijuana in Illinois

H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

        PLEASE CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY AND SUPPORT THIS BILL TO REMOVE CANNABIS/MARIJUANA FROM THE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE ACT! THIS IS THE CLOSEST THING TO A “REPEAL” BILL THAT HAS BEEN OFFERED AND IT IS BEING SUPPORTED BY MOST ACTIVISTS!   Find your legislator HERE!   To write or call the White House, … More H.R.1227 – Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017