A bill to remove marijuana from the controlled substances list was just introduced. This post from The Motley Fool discusses how this bill would do more than simply de-schedule cannabis. Don't blink, otherwise you might miss huge changes in the North American cannabis industry. Since June of last year, Mexico has legalized medical cannabis, Vermont gave the OK for adult-use ... Continue Reading
The Bill That Can End Federal Marijuana Prohibition
STATES, a new marijuana bill, could finally put an end to federal marijuana prohibition. After Sens. Gardner and Warren introduced the legislation, advocates call it the "most significant piece of marijuana-related legislation ever". Read more about what the bill is likely to bring, in this post from Rolling Stone. A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced new legislation ... Continue Reading
Is the End of Federal Ban on Marijuana in Sight?
President Trump says he will probably support ending the blanket federal ban on marijuana. In this post from Los Angeles Times, read about the major impact Trump’s support is likely to have on the marijuana industry. President Trump said he likely will support a congressional effort to end the federal ban on marijuana, a major step that would reshape the pot industry and end ... Continue Reading
Drug Abuse: A Health Issue or a Criminal One?
Should drug abuse be treated as a criminal issue at all? This post from The Independent highlights how far away are we from an informed debate on drug abuse. In prisons, on our poorest housing schemes, even in the archetypal leafy suburbs of Britain, the war on drugs has long been lost. According to the Office for National Statistics, there were 3,744 record deaths from drug ... Continue Reading
Israel Votes for Marijuana Decriminalization
Israel votes in favor of marijuana decriminalization for recreational use. This post from Reuters discusses what led Israel to follow this path. The Israeli government voted on Sunday in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining some U.S. states and European countries who have adopted a similar approach. "On the one hand we are opening ourselves up to ... Continue Reading