The signing of HB 1438 into law brings with it new opportunities and benefits for Illinois residents. Not only can they expect to have the legal ability to buy recreational cannabis in 2020, but close to 800,000 people will have their criminal records expunged for having been convicted of possession or purchase of marijuana.
The Secure and Fair Enforcement (SAFE) Banking Act was approved in March 2019 by the House Financial Services, and advocates are anticipating a full House vote. Key lawmakers have been talking for months about placing this legislation on the calendar for a full House vote.
Most people are worried about receiving a fine, less than a year jail time or probation if caught with marijuana in the U.S. Other countries do not take drug offences lightly and impose the harshest of penalties including death.
Senate Minority Leader and New York Representative have worked side by side on the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act. Let’s take a quick peek at the summary of what this bill entails and what it can mean for the cannabis industry, consumers and communities nationwide.
The Governor is receiving push back from the police since his announcement to legalize the sale of marijuana by licensed businesses and personal possession up to one ounce of cannabis flower.
Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is taking it one step further and proposing a plan to decriminalize all drugs. If you have been following the news lately it seems as if Cannabis is being legalized in a states, cities or countries across the world every month.
The U.S. House of Representatives are predicted to pass the SAFE Banking Act. The Bill has been drafted by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo), Steve Stivers (R-Ohio), Reps, warren Davis (R-Ohio) and Denny Heck (D-Wash).
2019 May be the Year Where States are Set Free from Federal Prohibition. There may be a light at the end of the tunnel to this cumbersome issue in 2019, if some members of Congress get their way.