Roars for O’Rourke Erupt behind Cannabis Reform in Texas

At a packed campaign rally held in downtown Austin, Beto O’Rourke thumped off his expected index of campaign promises: strengthening the power grid, wading back the state’s new permitless carry measure, and expanding the accessibility of health care. However, the El Paso Democrat garnered some of the loudest merriments of the evening when he pledgedContinue reading “Roars for O’Rourke Erupt behind Cannabis Reform in Texas”

SXSW 2022 Makes Cannabis and Psychedelic Panels a Priority

Individuals who were lucky enough to get involved with the 2022 South By Southwest (SXSW) festival will have the opportunity to listen to a wide range of specialists and stakeholders on cannabis and psychedelics matters. A litany of drug policy reform panels has been chosen for the event, which ranges from March 11-20. While cannabisContinue reading “SXSW 2022 Makes Cannabis and Psychedelic Panels a Priority”

How Reddit Influences Cannabis Legalization around the World

Social media is a strong instrument in molding political strife. For instance, a recent analysis that looked at Reddit posts traversing over a decade reveals what types of discussions may have sparked the public’s metamorphosis in favor of cannabis legalization. A Brown University investigator used computer learning to study upwards of three million Reddit postsContinue reading “How Reddit Influences Cannabis Legalization around the World”

Cannabis Reform in Indiana is around the Corner

A Republican Indiana lawmaker who operates in House leadership has revealed she’ll roll out a measure to legalize cannabis for recreational and medicinal use in the 2022 legislation session. Representative Cindy Ziemke (R), who has promoted awareness about substance misuse since her offspring battled with addiction, expressed she witnesses the challenges of enacting cannabis reformContinue reading “Cannabis Reform in Indiana is around the Corner”

California Cannabis Group Prepares Guidance for Cannabis and Magic Mushroom Policy Reform

Yesterday, a popular cannabis advocacy coalition revealed a push to ensure that all California medicinal establishments are furnished for the inclusion of a new measure requiring them to allow specific patients to use cannabis while under their supervision. Governor Gavin Newsom (D-CA) signed the law—commonly referred to as “Ryan’s Law” after the individual who inspiredContinue reading “California Cannabis Group Prepares Guidance for Cannabis and Magic Mushroom Policy Reform”

California Attorney General Demands Expedited Expungement Process for Cannabis Offenders

California Attorney General Rob Bonta (D-CA) demands the prosecuting attorneys throughout the state of California to speed up their past due processing of past cannabis convictions to allow eligible people to have their crimes reduced or removed entirely and records sealed from public opinion. Proposition 64, which Californians passed back in 2016 to legalize budContinue reading “California Attorney General Demands Expedited Expungement Process for Cannabis Offenders”

Lawmakers Implant Cannabis Banking Reform in National Defense Bill

Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) is “still pretty upset” that cannabis financing reform was left out from a defense bill earlier this month—evidently at the direction of the Democratic Senate administration. Despite this, Perlmutter expressed in an interview with a known cannabis news source that the congressional discussion that thereafter ensued has furthered the cause ofContinue reading “Lawmakers Implant Cannabis Banking Reform in National Defense Bill”

CBD doesn’t Disrupt Motor Skills or Driver Safety, Study finds

A new investigation revealed “no significant impact” on one’s driving capacity after smoking CBD-laden cannabis and no effects on vital organs, even as all the research patrons exceeded the permitted limit for the psychoactive compound THC in their bloodstream. For the initial study administered in Switzerland, 33 people were each given a doobie featuring 500Continue reading “CBD doesn’t Disrupt Motor Skills or Driver Safety, Study finds”

Looking back on the many 2021 Cannabis Reform Victories

With various states having legalized cannabis this year—in addition to some light congressional advancement—reform advocates put some victories on the map this year. A congressional memorandum is providing guidance in the form of priorities to piggyback upon those wins for the next year. Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), tenured cannabis reform exponents,Continue reading “Looking back on the many 2021 Cannabis Reform Victories”

Governor of Indiana is Open to Cannabis Reform

The governor of Indiana, Gov. Holcomb, isn’t privately supporting cannabis legalization. Still, the governor states he’s on board with legislation to set up the regulatory compliance for a legal cannabis industry in Indiana. That stated, he’d only be receptive to passing the cannabis reform following the end of federal cannabis prohibition. Gov. Eric Holcomb (R-IN)Continue reading “Governor of Indiana is Open to Cannabis Reform”