Cory Booker’s new legalization bill
Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey has introduced the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill that would both legalize cannabis and seek racial justice for those most impacted by its prohibition. The Marijuana Justice Act would remove marijuana entirely from the list of controlled substances. The bill would also cut federal funding for states where people of color and low-income individuals are disproportionately targeted by law enforcement. Learn more about this bill here.
Ann Coulter hates weed
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter made a whole lot of absurd claims about marijuana during a debate at the non-partisan political event Politicon. Among other things, Coulter stated that people don’t go to prison over cannabis possession. Then, in the span of a few sentences, America’s Sweetheart went on to insult marijuana users, immigrants and the intellectually disabled. Check out her offensive and erroneous rhetoric here.
Hawaii approves its first cannabis testing lab
Hawaii legalized medical marijuana 17 years ago. Dispensaries were legalized in 2015, but they haven’t been allowed to open to their doors. This is because the state had not certified any labs to conduct the required testing. This has finally changed. Hawaii recently approved its first laboratory to begin testing cannabis samples. This is a big deal for the state’s 17,000 medical marijuana patients.
Marijuana company buys town
A cannabis company has purchased the tiny desert town of Nipton, California in the hopes of turning it into a marijuana tourism destination. American Green plans on opening a marijuana farm, an Old West-themed dispensary and a weed-friendly bed and breakfast, among other attractions. We wonder what the town’s six residents think of this plan.
NFL considers cannabis
The NFL wrote a letter to the NFL Players Association that indicated the league may be willing to study the use of marijuana by players as a pain management tool. This may come as a surprise given that the NFL has held a very anti-cannabis viewpoint over the years. Time will tell if the league follows through on this offer.