Texas lawmakers heard over two hours of testimony on a bill to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana on Monday. Just before the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee’s hearing on the legislation began, four committee chairs announced they were signing on as cosponsors of the proposal. News: Four House committee chairs — @DadePhelan, @NicoleCollier95, @RepHaroldDutton and @James_E_White — have…
Having a Facebook page deleted has become an all-too-common occurrence for marijuana companies and organizations that operate adjacent to the cannabis industry. But, according to a report Monday in The Telegraph, the social media giant is currently weighing whether to change its rules on “regulated goods” to allow users to promote marijuana products for sale.…
Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) is asking his supporters to join him in calling for marijuana legalization just as many political observers expect he may be about to launch a bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. The former congressman, who galvanized Democrats in the conservative stronghold of Texas during his failed 2018 Senate…
Most people are unaware of the fact that FedEx and UPS have been granted almost complete immunity from claims based on state law, and further, their liability for loss or damage to packages is typically limited to $100. If a higher value of the package is declared, and an extra premium paid, this limitation can…
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced a whistleblower award totaling more than $2 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower. The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for both a CFTC action and a related action brought by another federal regulator. CFTC’s Whistleblower Program was created under Section 748 of the Dodd-Frank Wall…
Ending the war on drugs and legalizing marijuana are among the top priorities of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who announced last month that he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination again in 2020. And Sanders, who during his last campaign was the first major presidential candidate to endorse legalization and filed the Senate’s first-ever bill to end…
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A Texas House committee is scheduled to hear testimony on Monday about a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. House Bill 63, introduced by Rep. Joe Moody (D) of El Paso, would make possession of up to an ounce of cannabis a civil penalty carrying a fine of $250. This change…
Joe Rogan got conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on his podcast this week and, among other things, the pair talked about psychedelics and aliens. Buckle up, folks. According to Jones, there’s a deep state government program based in San Francisco through which rogue intelligence agents take massive doses of psychedelics like DMT and ayahuasca in order…
A petition to get medical marijuana on the 2020 ballot in Nebraska is officially available for voters to sign after the secretary of state approved the initiative’s language on Friday. Because the state legislature has rejected multiple legislative attempts to establish a medical cannabis program, Sens. Adam Morfeld (D) and Anna Wishart (D) joined with activists…