Both houses of the Maine State Legislature voted Wednesday to overturn Gov. Paul LePage’s (R.) veto of marijuana legalization legislation, putting the state on the path to finally implementing a 2016 referendum calling for legal recreational weed.
Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who is facing a serious primary challenge in California, has jettisoned a long-held political stance that had put her at odds with the increasingly left-leaning electorate in her state.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), the chair of the House Judiciary Committee, is backing legislation to ease restrictions on scientific research involving the medicinal effects of cannabis.
Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) on Friday morning announced his intention to introduce legislation to decriminalize marijuana federally.
Former House Speaker John Boehner announced Wednesday that he is joining the advisory board of one of the nation’s largest cannabis dispensers to help shift federal policy concerning medical marijuana.
Two new studies, released Monday in the American Medical Association’s journal of internal medicine, provide new evidence suggesting legalization of medical and recreational marijuana reduced opioid prescription rates, an important development as America continues to face a crisis of opioid overdose deaths.
A Democrat running for Congress in Illinois’ fifth congressional district showcased his support for marijuana legalization by smoking pot in a new campaign ad.
A new California proposal to create a state-run bank to serve the state’s marijuana industry is raising red flags for some consumer advocates, including those who support legal cannabis sales.
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R.) on Monday signed into law a measure allowing the possession of marijuana for recreational use.