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US Senate Bill Filed to Restrict Marijuana Use Consideration in Job and Security Clearance Decisions

Legislation to “limit the consideration of marijuana use when making an employment suitability or security clearance determination” has been filed in the United States Senate. Senate Bill 4711 was filed on Thursday by Senator Gary Peters. It’s been assigned to the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. The legislation prohibits a federal agency from considering …

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New Hampshire Governor Signs Bill Adding Anxiety as Medical Marijuana Condition

On Friday, New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed into law legislation that expands the state’s list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. Governor Sununu has signed House Bill 1349 into law. The measure was filed in December by State Representative Heath Howard (D). The measure adds “generalized anxiety disorder” to the state’s list of qualifying medical …

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Arizona Collects Nearly $150 Million in Marijuana Taxes in First Half of 2024

Arizona marijuana sales generated nearly $150 million in tax revenue between January and June of this year. Licensed marijuana sales resulted in $23,640,670 in taxes in June, bringing the year-to-date total to $145,971,892. The all-time total marijuana tax revenue since the start of legal marijuana sales in 2021 is now $903,443,181, putting it on track …

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The 5 States Next in Line to Legalize Psilocybin

Psilocybin, the psychoactive compound found in “magic mushrooms”, is gaining traction across the United States as more states consider its legalization for medical and therapeutic purposes. Following the footsteps of Oregon and Colorado, several states are now moving towards legalizing psilocybin. Here are the five states next in line to potentially legalize psilocybin.

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Marijuana Rescheduling Nears the Endgame, Public Comment Period Almost Over

The long-anticipated rescheduling of marijuana is approaching a crucial milestone and is close to being finalized. The legally required 60-day public comment period, a critical phase in the process of rescheduling any drug under the Controlled Substances Act, is set to close in just 10 days. Approximately 30,000 comments have been submitted so far, the …

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Five Statewide Marijuana Initiatives Being Considered This November

In less than four months, voters in five states will decide on marijuana initiatives. The November 5 election will be monumental for several reasons, including the fact that five states will vote on marijuana law reforms. Three of these states may legalize recreational marijuana, potentially joining the 24 others that have already done so. With …

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May Marijuana Sales Top $20 Million in Maine, $115 Million Year-to-Date

Marijuana sales in Maine topped $20 million for the second month in a row. Data released by the Maine Office of Cannabis Policy shows that there was $20,692,942 in marijuana sales in June, an increase from the $20,280,736 sold in May, but roughly $1 million less than the monthly record set in September 2023. June …

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Vice President Kamala Harris: “Rescheduling Marijuana is Great. Legalization is Better”

In a recent interaction with a supporter, Vice President Kamala Harris reiterated her stance on marijuana legalization. When asked by Ashley Ryans (last name changed by request, for privacy reasons) whether the DEA’s initiative to move marijuana to Schedule III is sufficient change, Harris responded, “Rescheduling is great. Legalization is better. We’ve got to get …

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US Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Sponsors SAFER Banking Act, Bringing Total Sponsors to 37

The US Senate’s SAFER Banking Act, which would allow marijuana banking, now has 37 sponsors. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) officially signed on as a cosponsor of the SAFER Banking Act (S.2860) yesterday. This measure would provide federal protections to banks and other financial institutions, such as credit unions, that offer services to marijuana businesses operating …

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Federal Legislation to Allow Marijuana Banking Gains Three New Sponsors, Now Has 128

Legislation in the US House of Representatives that would allow nationwide marijuana banking now has 128 sponsors Congressmembers Ted Lieu (D-CA), Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY) and Haley Stevens (D-MI) have joined as cosponsors to the SAFE Banking Act (H.R. 2891), bringing the total number of sponsors to 128. No other marijuana-related bill in the US Congress …

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