by Chris Thompson, Executive Director, Las Vegas NORML
Less than a month after forming Las Vegas NORML, the organization's founding members recently traveled to the Nevada State House to lobby lawmakers in support of protections for marijuana patients and advocates.
Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate -- The Marijuana Revenue and Regulation Act -- to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference.
The Trudeau administration is anticipated to introduce legislation in early April to regulate the use, production, and sale of marijuana. Proponents of the measure are seeking to achieve its implementation by July 1, 2018.
Ever since the 2016 election, marijuana legalization supporters have been wondering if President Trump will crack down on state-approved recreational and/or medical marijuana programs. The Heritage Foundation believes it knows the answer.