Kamala Harris Just Introduced a Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana

More than half of all states have taken some action to legalize or decriminalize marijuana, but using the drug is still a crime under federal law. Senators, including 2020 contenders Cory Booker (D-NJ), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), have proposed legislation to tackle this disconnect, and on Tuesday, Kamala Harris (D-CA) joined the fray. Continue reading “Kamala Harris Just Introduced a Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana”

Latest Bill to Legalize Marijuana Gains Momentum in New Mexico

Recreational marijuana would become legal for people 21 or older in New Mexico and the state could tax marijuana sold in licensed stores under a bill introduced Thursday by state Rep. Javier Martínez, D-Albuquerque.

House Bill 356 would establish a licensing system that supporters say favors small businesses and institute a 9 percent tax on marijuana for buyers who are not patients in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Continue reading “Latest Bill to Legalize Marijuana Gains Momentum in New Mexico”

Connecticut Police Chiefs Express Concern about Potential of Marijuana Legalization

Law enforcement officials across the state will be paying close attention to proposed legislation on marijuana legalization.

Connecticut Police Chiefs Association President John Salvatore said while the group has not taken an official stance on proposed bills, there are some reservations among chiefs about permitting marijuana for recreational use. Continue reading “Connecticut Police Chiefs Express Concern about Potential of Marijuana Legalization”