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Tag Archives: cannabis legislation

Senate Panel Considers Effects of Legalizing Cannabis

“I just want to be clear for everybody, there will be no opposition people testifying today.” That was one caveat Senator Joe Kyrillos wanted to note for the record as discussion began at today’s Judiciary Committee hearing, stacked, as it was, with supporters of cannabis legalization. Chairman Nick Scutari is the sponsor of the so-called “medical marijuana law” and a ... Read More »

Ad Hoc Committee Reflects on Cannabis Legislations

A combination of three different proposed bills, the legislation is lengthy and intended to improve the regulatory structure of specifically medical cannabis production, distribution, and sale within the state. The bill reclassifies cannabis as an agricultural crop regulated primarily under the Department of Food & Agriculture, but includes coordination with a range of state agencies in the new guidelines. Ad ... Read More »

Governor Martin O’Malley to Hold Cannabis Legalization Listening Session

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley touts his progressive cannabis law reform history in a press release announcing a marijuana legalization listening session in Denver, Colorado, this Thursday. The event will be held at the office of Vicente Sederberg, a law firm that has been instrumental in legalizing and regulating cannabis in Colorado. Could this be an early signal Governor O’Malley ... Read More »

What is Next in Cannabis Legislation?

Tuesday morning, Studio A64 owner and statesman of all things dank and sticky K.C. Stark invited District 17 state Rep. Kit Roupe, R-Colorado Springs, into his studio to discuss cannabis legislation, as part of the Cannabis Business Hour on Roupe, Stark, and local attorney  Charles T. Houghton, Esq. discussed a variety of still-pending concerns, including PTSD and medical marijuana, but ... Read More »

Lawmakers Will Participate in Cannabis Vote-O-Thon

Lawmakers Will Participate in Cannabis Vote-O-Thon Lawmakers are prepping for what could turn into a cannabis vote-0-thon Wednesday. Cannabis advocates are expecting lawmakers to introduce at least a half dozen cannabis-related appropriations amendments that would roll back the DOJ’s authority to enforce drug laws around the country. “The politics have continued to shift in favor of marijuana law reform,” said ... Read More »

Will DC Ignore Voters on Decriminalization?

The passage of Initiative 71, which voters backed by a 2-to-1 margin, presents a challenge to the Republicans who now control both houses of Congress. Will they respect democracy and local control, or will they insist that Washingtonians toe a prohibitionist line that is steadily disappearing? Initiative 71 allows adults 21 or older to possess two ounces or less of ... Read More »

2014 Cannabis Bills House Rocked, Senate Blocked

Despite the guidelines issued by the Department of Treasury and the Department of Justice earlier this year, and several cannabis bills rocked by the U.S. House members, the idea that the Obama administration is closer to supporting canna-business are far from realized as legislation remains blocked by U.S. Senate members.  Although cannabis is legal in some form or another in ... Read More »

Marijuana Legalization vs. White House

Recently, the NY Times published an editorial advocating legalization of marijuana and then the White House fired back with a not-so-convincing response on its website. The response was less of a scientific explanation, but more of a statement compelled out of law code. Let’s have a look from both the angles. The Demand for for Schedule Change White House issued a statement stating that ... Read More »

Legislation, Cannabis and Cannabusiness

With our nation’s recent legislation on Cannabis, a whole new world has opened up for entrepreneurs. Cannabusiness. That doesn’t mean that the road isn’t paved with a lot of speed bumps to actually get these businesses off the ground and functioning. With Colorado raking in amazing amounts of tax dollars in their legalization effort, it seems that all that new ... Read More »