December 20, 2018

Farm Bill Provisions Lifting Federal Hemp Ban Become Law

President Donald Trump today signed legislation into law that includes language lifting the United States’ decades-long prohibition on domestic, commercial hemp production. The provisions were included within The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (aka ‘The Farm Bill’), which takes effect on January 1, 2019.
December 20, 2018

Virginia Delegate Files Bill to Allow Medical Cannabis Use at Schools

Virginia State Delegate Chris L. Hurst (D-12) has filed HB 1720 to allow students registered with Virginia’s medical cannabis program to use their medicine at school and school-sponsored activities.
December 20, 2018

Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office Moves Forward with Marijuana Expungement Initiative

While state lawmakers in New York continue to explore the intricacies of legalizing and regulating adult-use marijuana, Brooklyn DA’s Office is moving forward with an initiative to expunge low-level marijuana convictions from criminal records.
December 19, 2018

Iowa Senator Quashes Floor Debate On Marijuana STATES Act

Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) has blocked lawmakers from considering an amendment on the floor of the US Senate that sought to permanently remove the threat of federal intervention in states that regulate marijuana sales.