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Cannabis Spotlight: Joe Biden Pardons 1000s of Federal Weed Crimes

President Joe Biden announced he is issuing pardons for those with federal “simple” marijuana possession convictions and beginning the process to reclassify cannabis and end weed crimes. “I am announcing a pardon of all prior federal offenses of simple possession of marijuana. There are thousands of people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession,” he […]

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NORML Calls for President Joe Biden to Expunge Marijuana Records

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) called for President Joe Biden to keep his campaign promise to expunge federal marijuana records. Doing so would bring immediate justice and relief to thousands of Americans. During the 2020 presidential campaign, Joe Biden stated that “no one should be in jail because of cannabis use.” In […]

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Booker, Warren Call on DOJ to Remove Cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act

Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. Under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) of 1970, the Attorney General can remove a substance from the CSA by working with the Secretary of Health […]

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Delta-8 THC Crackdown Supported by Major Cannabis Industry Players

Influential cannabis companies and interest groups have come out in favor of the crackdown on the hemp extract cannabinoid Delta-8 THC. The substance has become controversial. It differs from the federally illegal Delta-9 THC but can still induce a high. In 2018, the federal Farm Bill legalized the industrial form of cannabis known as hemp. […]

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House Energy and Commerce Committee Passes Weed Research Bill

The House Energy and Commerce Committee passed a bill today to ease restrictions imposed by the DEA on weed research. “I am also pleased we are moving legislation today that will facilitate further research access to marijuana,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Frank Pallone (D-NJ). Pallone represents the 6th congressional district. It roughly runs […]

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