Legislation/Policy

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., announced Monday he will address the blurred lines between federal and state marijuana laws in an upcoming hearing. The hearing, which is scheduled for Sept. 10, comes as 20 states allow marijuana for medical purposes and Colorado and Washington voted to legalize

Proposed rules for growing and distributing cannabis in Colorado are starting to take shape, and the poor need not apply. As we’ve seen again and again for this industry, new regulations have been rolled out in which only the well to do can hurdle, effectively banning many from the market.

On Wednesday, the Uruguayan House of Representatives approved a bill to legally regulate marijuana. Passing with 50 out of 96 votes, the bill now goes to the Senate. If approved by the Senate, Uruguay will become the first country in the world to legally regulate the production, distribution and sale

Effective September 1, 2013 if you’re looking to draw unemployment in Texas for certain fields of employment, that money your employer took out of your paycheck as mandated by the government, you’re going to have to pee in a cup in order to get it. Senate Bill 21, would require

The US House of Representatives recently voted by a margin of 225 to 200 to add an amendment to the annual agriculture bill which would allow farmers to begin growing hemp. Ultimately the bill would fail to pass though, 195 to 234.

Cannabis activists were in full swing during the 2013 Texas Legislative Session, working to get two cannabis related bills noticed and ultimately passed. They made it a point to visit every legislator and do their best to inform them on the subject and lobby for the bills to be passed.