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Top Senate Democrats: We’ll Legalize Marijuana

Top Senate Democrats: We’ll Legalize Marijuana

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Feb 1, 2021,In control of the upper house of Congress for mere weeks, top Senate Democrats vowed Monday to user their newfound power to legalize marijuana—and to do so soon.Despite broad support from the American public and repeated success of marijuana legalization at the state level, major cannabis policy reform at the federal level has proved elusive. Bills that would allow legal cannabis businesses to access banks or claim normal business deductions have passed the House of Representatives. But under the leadership of Sen. Mitch...

Feb 1
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Florida Lawmaker Introducing Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization

Florida Lawmaker Introducing Psilocybin Mushroom Legalization

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jan 15, 2021,A Florida state lawmaker plans to introduce as soon as next week a bill that would legalize psilocybin-assisted therapy in the state.Modeled after , the proposal from State , a Democrat who represents Miami Beach in the state Legislature, represents the first serious push for legal access to psilocybin on the East Coast.It’s also the first effort to legalize magic-mushroom access in a red state, and a potential test case that could demonstrate that like cannabis legalization, access to legal psilocybin is also a bipartisan...

Jan 15
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New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization?

New Jersey Legalized Cannabis—But Marijuana Is Still Illegal. What Went Wrong With Legalization?

BETAThis is a BETA experience. You may opt-out by Jan 4, 2021,Cannabis became legal in New Jersey on Friday morning, January 1.Or did it?New Year’s Day was when a constitutional amendment legalizing the extremely popular plant— more than two-thirds of New Jersey voters on Election Day—went into effect.Simple enough. Except there’s a significant catch: All the laws on the books outlawing marijuana possession, use, and sales are still in effect.The only legal “protection” that cannabis users in New Jersey currently enjoy is a polite request from the state attorney general, who has asked...

Jan 4
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NYC Told People to Call 911 On Marijuana Smokers As COVID-19 Ravaged Emergency System

NYC Told People to Call 911 On Marijuana Smokers As COVID-19 Ravaged Emergency System

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – JULY 12: NYPD officers wear protective face masks outside Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue as New York City moves into Phase 3 of re-opening following restrictions imposed to curb the coronavirus pandemic on July 12, 2020.New Yorkers who encounter a situation requiring authorities’ attention are instructed to follow a two-step process: If it’s an emergency, call 911. If it’s not an emergency, call 311.According to NYC.gov and the New York Police Department, the act of smoking marijuana qualifies as an emergency, and citizens . This instruction helps ensure that a stark...

July 23, 2020
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San Francisco has 75 billionaires. Most of them aren’t donating to local COVID-19 relief.

San Francisco has 75 billionaires. Most of them aren’t donating to local COVID-19 relief.

Filed under:Now more than before, it makes the city’s heinous income gap painfully evidentOn April 7, local resident Jack Dorsey—the cofounder and CEO of publicly traded Twitter and Square, and —.Generosity like this—plus his hyper-success story and —is why Dorsey is “adored” by his employees, fellow celebrities, and the public at large, as Vanity Fair’s Nick Bilton wrote, but it’s also a critique. Among the flaws and contradictions in American society made glaring by the novel coronavirus pandemic is the enormous gap between what the public needs and what the government can provide, a...

April 30, 2020
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