Lotta policy posts recently, but this stuff is important. Right now, banks will not take accounts from companies in the marijuana industry. So payroll, lines of credit, real estate loans, simple banking are not available. Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to change all that, so let us support her ! We all need to keep the … More Sen. Warren tries to get banking for marijuana industry
Russ Baer is in Media Affairs at the DEA. His number is 202 307 6037. Call him and tell him what you think of his rule change. Be polite, but be loud and insistent. I called Mr. Micheal Lewis at 202 598 6812. He’s the DEA Office of Diversion Control official mentioned in the Federal Register … More DEA makes CBD Schedule 1: Update
The DEA has just declared CBD to be a Schedule I drug. Here’s the Federal Register notice: as of 13 Jan 2017, possession of CBD will be treated just like possession of heroin. There has been NO effective public discussion of this matter, and one obvious conclusion is that pharmaceutical industry pressure caused this change … More Call your congressman NOW !
Our neighbor to the east, MA, has just voted to legalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana or six plants. This is a huge step in the right direction. Maine has also voted to legalize marijuana, but certification of the result is pending a recount. Soooooo, New York. What’s keeping ya?
Marijuana legalization, either medical or recreational, is a hot issue on the ballot this November. Here’s an article from the Washington Post that describes initiatives in Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada to expand access. If Arizona can legalize marijuana, what on earth is stopping us in NY State?
The Washington Post notes that in states across the country, support for marijuana legalization is massive. On 9 Nov, voters will decide marijuana legalization referendums in California, Nevada, Arizona, Massachusetts and Maine, who may join Washington and Colorado where marijuana is already legal. The charts below are from the article, quoting Pew Research data just … More Support for marijuana legalization is massive
So when a state legalizes marijuana, do more people start using it? Do kids start using it more? These are real concerns. Fortunately, data is starting to come in and it looks really reassuring. No, more people don’t start using it and no, more kids don’t start using it. Here’s an article that links … More Research: marijuana legalization does not cause a rise in its use