Category: National News

Cannabis Industry Jobs Outgrow Pilots, Librarians

With the ever-expanding industry of cannabis quickly making its presence felt in so many states, the employment boom is also making waves, even surpassing some traditional American fields of work. The cannabis market is a dynamic, quickly changing landscape that has proven very attractive to investors and entrepreneurs from many industries. In the states where […]

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Prohibitionist Pete Sessions is Unseated from Congress

Colin Allred, a former NFL player making his first run was elected into office. Prohibitionist Pete Sessions is Unseated from Congress and was defeated Tuesday to win Dallas County’s 32nd Congressional District. Sessions has been a vocal supporter of keeping cannabis illegal, and an ardent fear-monger regarding the medicinal plant. Allred’s upset win in a Republican-leaning […]

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Picks Cannabis Advocate as Senior Advisor

Newly sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has chosen the former director of federal policy for the Marijuana Policy Project(MPP)  as a senior counsel and policy advisor. Dan Riffle, who most recently served as communications director to former Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and a legislative aide to former Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), will bring his expertise on […]

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2/3 of Americans Want Legal Weed

With voters in three more states passing forms of cannabis legalization and legal weed on the block in Canada, more than two-thirds of Americans support marijuana legalization, an all-time high according to a Gallup poll released recently. It’s the sixth year in a row that support for legal weed has risen, up from 58 percent in […]

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Marijuana Convictions Would Be Sealed Under New Congressional Bill

Recently, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) announced the Clean Slate Act, HR 6669, along with 22 original cosponsors, to seal the records for cannabis charges one year after the sentence is completed. The Clean Slate Act is important legislation that would ease the burden felt by those unjustly suffering the collateral consequences resulting […]

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Guns or Weed? Feds Say You Can’t Have Both

As the laws around cannabis crumble nationwide and more states loosen the arbitrary restrictions on the medicinal plant, the federal government sees a conflict between the rights of patients and the Second Amendment. Oklahoma voters recently approved State Question 788 to legalize medical cannabis. However, federal officials warn that anyone with a medical marijuana card […]

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