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Biden Finally Acknowledges His Marijuana Pardons Did Not Expunge Records After Repeatedly Claiming They Did

President Joe Biden, who has previously falsely stated on several occasions that his marijuana pardons also expunged people’s records, has now acknowledged the limitations of his action—stating that for clemency recipients, “their records should be expunged as well, I might add.” At a campaign event in Philadelphia on Wednesday, where Biden and Vice President Kamala […]

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New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Bill Headed To Conference Committee After House Rejects Senate Amendments

House lawmakers in New Hampshire have rejected Senate changes to a marijuana legalization bill, setting the stage for a conference committee to hammer out differences between versions of the legislation passed by either chamber. Many stakeholders think the development could spell the end for the proposal, however, because even a single member of the conference […]

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Lawmakers Push To Let VA Doctors Recommend Medical Marijuana And End THC Testing For Federal Job Applicants

Bipartisan congressional lawmakers have filed a series of new amendments that seek to authorize U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) doctors to issue medical marijuana recommendations to military veterans, prevent marijuana testing for federal job applicants in legal states, prohibit the denial of security clearances over cannabis use and support research on the therapeutic benefits […]

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Florida Lawyer Who Funded Medical Marijuana Campaign Backs This Year’s Recreational Legalization Ballot Measure

“If I was the governor of this state I would pardon every single person who’s ever been arrested for marijuana. I’d expunge all their records.” By Mitch Perry, Florida Phoenix Orlando-based trial attorney and major Democratic fundraiser John Morgan, who spent more than $8 million of his own money to get medical marijuana legalized in Florida in […]

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Massachusetts Marijuana Regulator Calls Intoxicating Hemp Products A ‘Public Menace’

“These are hemp products that are unregulated, that aren’t tested, that our children can buy. It keeps me up at night, the concerns around this gas station weed.” By Bhaamati Borkhetaria, CommonWealth Beacon The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) for the first time is raising concerns about intoxicating hemp products showing up in stores, restaurants and […]

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Cannabis advocates divided on NH legalization vote (Newsletter: May 30, 2024)

LA marijuana bills to gov; TX cannabis decrim; Study: CBD treats anxiety & depression; MN equity eligibility; RI gov picks top regulator Subscribe to receive Marijuana Moment’s newsletter in your inbox every weekday morning. It’s the best way to make sure you know which cannabis stories are shaping the day. Your support makes Marijuana Moment possible… […]

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Rhode Island Governor Appoints Oklahoma Marijuana Official To Lead New State Cannabis Office

“I’m confident Michelle will effectively continue Rhode Island’s commitment to promoting the safe usage and responsible regulation of cannabis in our state.” By Christopher Shea, Rhode Island Current One of Oklahoma’s top medical marijuana regulators is Gov. Dan McKee’s (D) choice to become Rhode Island’s first cannabis administrator. Michelle Reddish was named to lead the […]

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Texas Activists Turn In Signatures To Put Marijuana Decriminalization On Lockhart Ballot This November

Activists in Lockhart, Texas have turned in what they say are more than enough signatures to qualify a marijuana decriminalization initiative for the local ballot this November. Elle Cross, campaign director for Mano Amiga’s Lockhart campaign, said at a press conference on Wednesday that advocates are submitting more than 900 signatures for the cannabis decriminalization […]

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Louisiana Bills To Decriminalize Marijuana Paraphernalia And Provide Cannabis Pardons Head To Governor’s Desk

Lawmakers in both chambers of Louisiana’s legislature have now signed off on two separate pieces of cannabis-related legislation, sending bills to the governor that would decriminalize marijuana paraphernalia and make people with past cannabis possession convictions eligible for pardon relief. On Wednesday, House lawmakers approved changes to the bills that the Senate made last week. […]

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