Category Archives: Decriminalization

House Democrats Postpone Cannabis Legalization Bill Until Post-Election

“At a time when people are really struggling just to pay the bills and to get through this health crisis, [COVID relief] should be our priority.” Don’t expect any bills that would legalize cannabis to receive floor votes until after the November election. TheMarijuana, Opportunity, Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act,which would have effectively legalized cannabis […]

The Use of Cannabis in the United States Should Be Decriminalized

Amid the long-overdue national conversation about achieving true social justice, one key element is being largely overlooked: The need to end decades of misguided drug policy that has disproportionately taken a toll on minority communities. An issue certain to arise in the presidential campaign is whether the use of cannabis should be decriminalized, or whether […]

Bill To Decriminalize Marijuana At Federal Level Up For House Vote Next Month

A landmark bill that would decriminalize marijuana use at the federal level is up for vote soon. The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the legislation in September, according to an email sent out on Friday by Majority Whip James Clyburn. Politico first reported on the pending vote. The “Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment […]

MMJ Recs UN To Vote On WHO Medical Marijuana Recommendations: What Does This Mean For The US MMJ Market?

In January of 2019, for the first time in 60 years, the World Health Organization changed its position on medical cannabis. The UN was then set to vote in early 2020 to reschedule cannabis to recognize its use as medicine, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the vote has been delayed until December of 2020. […]