Posts Tagged: #legalizingmarijuana

Why was July 1, 2018 significant? Last Sunday was the deadline for marijuana companies to submit samples for testing to determine if their products meet California’s quality standards. Lab Testing Cannabis When Californians approved marijuana legalization in 2016, the state began issuing licenses for growing, testing, and selling pot starting on January 1, 2018. Many…

I’ve received many emails asking about the status of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment–the legislation that prevents the U.S. Justice Department from interfering with state medicinal marijuana programs. (BTW, thanks for contacting me.) Attached to previous budget bills, the amendment has been carried forward with the last four budget debates. The most recent was February 8th, which…

According to an article in Sunday’s December 17th, 2017 Los Angeles Times, the legalized marijuana industry is projected to grow to $7 billion by 2002. In preparation, California, banks, and federal regulators are working together to create a “green banking system.”   Under this new system, one bank would be designated as a central repository…

The following updates are from the Drug Policy Alliance. Thought you might enjoy hearing about positive progress. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, which prevents the Justice Department from using federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs, was approved until December 22, when federal spending will be revisited. (The legislation was tacked onto the federal funding…

A California Republican, Representative Dana Rohrabacher, and an Oregon Democrat, Earl Blumenauer, co-authored the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment that prevents federal interference in medical marijuana programs that 46 states legalized. This legislation prohibits federal funds from being used to prosecute medicinal marijuana businesses, and protects patients and their caregivers from being arrested or prosecuted for using a…