As Congress works to end federal marijuana prohibition, one key lawmaker says he will soon be introducing a bill aimed at protecting federal workers from being denied security clearances over marijuana. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD) previewed his forthcoming legislation during a hearing on marijuana legalization that was held on Tuesday in a House Oversight subcommittee that he […]
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Where cannabis legalization efforts stand across the country
State lawmakers are still wary of weed. Last year, four states legalized marijuana through their legislatures. So far in 2022, only one — Rhode Island — has managed to legalize recreational marijuana, even though public support for liberalizing cannabis laws remains at an all-time high. Read more »
Tax cut for California pot industry: Too little, too late?
LOS ANGELES — California’s governor on Friday proposed a temporary tax cut for the state’s struggling legal marijuana industry, but businesses said it falls far short of what’s needed to revive a foundering pot economy. Broad legal sales began in California in 2018, but the industry has been burdened by hefty taxes that can approach […]
New Jersey to start recreational marijuana sales April 21
TRENTON, N.J. — Recreational marijuana sales in New Jersey for those 21 and older will begin April 21, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. “This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry,” said Murphy, who made the announcement via Twitter. Read more »