New York Lawmakers Announce Compromise on Highly Restrictive Medical Marijuana Bill

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 1:14 pm

A last minute deal has been reached right before the end of the legislative session in New York state. At a Thursday press conference Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) and leaders from the legislature announced a compromise on medical marijuana. Most of the demands made by Cuomo were agreed to. The deal would result in one [...]

The Eight Most Promising Marijuana Reform Bills for 2013

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 10:13 am

The big advances for marijuana reform still tend to come during election years when initiatives are put on the ballot, but there are already some promising signs for possible legislative victories in 2013. Across the country several marijuana reform bills have been introduced in the state legislatures that either stand a decent chance of becoming [...]

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel Calls for Marijuana Decriminalization

By: Friday June 15, 2012 8:28 am

Chicago Mayor and former Chief of Staff for President Obama Rahm Emanuel (D) has asked the city council to pass a law decriminalizing simple possession of marijuana. From the Chicago Tribune: Mayor Rahm Emanuel is throwing his support behind a plan to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. Under the proposed ordinance, police officers will have [...]


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