Category: Miscellaneous

US Congress: With 152, Marijuana Banking Act Has More Sponsors Than Any Marijuana Bill Ever

Bicameral and bipartisan legislation to allow marijuana banking now has over 150 sponsors, well more than any other marijuana-related bill filed in the US Congress. In the United States House of Representatives, the SAFE Banking Act has 116 sponsors, 106 more than when it was filed in April, 2023. In the Senate, the Safer Banking …

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4/20, 2024: Top 5 Developments in Marijuana Law Reform Since the Previous 4/20

It’s officially 4/20, a day celebrated by many marijuana consumers and activists. Since the previous 4/20, there’s been some significant advancements in marijuana law reform at both the state and federal levels. Here’s a list of the top five developments in marijuana law reform since the previous 4/20. Minnesota Legalizes Recreational Marijuana On May 27, …

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Jimmy John’s Selling Dime Bags for 4/20 At All 2,600+ Nationwide Locations

Jimmy John’s, a popular sandwich chain with a national footprint of over 2,600 stores, is celebrating 4/20 in a unique way. The franchise says they’re offering a “Deliciously Dope Dime Bag” deal for just $10 at all of their over 2,600 locations across the United States. The deal includes a regular sized sub, chips, and …

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Oregon: Average Price Per Gram of Legal Marijuana Has Remained Below $4 for a Full Year, 62% Lower Than In 2016

The average price of legal marijuana has remained below $4 per gram for 12 straight months. When legal recreational marijuana sales began in Oregon in October, 2016, the average price per gram was $10.50, while the average price per gram of marijuana concentrates was $40.17. By March, 2023, those prices dropped to $3.92 per gram …

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A Look at All 15 Marijuana-Related Bills Currently Active in US Congress

Here’s a look at every marijuana-related bill currently alive in the United States Congress. Based on the rules of the US Congress, any marijuana-related bill filed prior to January, 2023 is no longer active, although lawmakers do have the opportunity to refile bills if they so choose. Currently there are 15 active marijuana-related bills, with …

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President Biden vs Former President Trump: Comparing Their Marijuana Policy Positions and Accomplishments

Here’s a look at the marijuana-related differences, similarities and accomplishments of President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump, both vying for the position of POTUS this November. The debate over marijuana legalization in the United States has evolved significantly over the past decade, with an increasing number of states opting to legalize the substance …

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A Breakdown of all 24 Legal Marijuana States

Despite there being exactly zero states with legal recreational marijuana at the start of 2012, that number has jumped rapidly to 24. With at least four states still having a legitimate shot to legalize marijuana this year, it may not be long before the majority of the entire United States has legalized recreational marijuana. Just …

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A Complete Timeline of the DEA’s Marijuana Scheduling Review, Prompted by Department of Health Recommendation

Last year the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recommended to the DEA that marijuana be rescheduled. A lot has happened since then. Here’s a timeline. Marijuana is currently a Schedule I drug, making it illegal under all circumstances. If marijuana were moved to Schedule III, as the HHS has recommended, it would be …

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The 4 States That Still Have a Legitimate Shot to Legalize Marijuana This Year

Of the numerous state-level efforts to legalize marijuana that were active to start the year and that will continue into 2025, these four states remain the most viable options to legalize marijuana this year. Despite it only being April, a considerable number of states have legislatures whose sessions have already ended, or have already passed …

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The 3 Federal Marijuana Bills Likely to Be Enacted Into Law if Democrats Take Over US Congress and Retain Presidency

With Republicans controlling the US House of Representatives and Speaker Mike Johnson adamantly opposed to marijuana law reform, it’s unlikely there will be much movement this year on any marijuana-related bill. However, things could change this November. Despite Democrats currently in control of the Senate and presidency, and despite Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer in …

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