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NIDArelease Jul 10, 2019

Major Congressional Subcommittee Holds Historic Hearing to Discuss Ending Cannabis Prohibition


The U.S. House Judiciary Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss various legislative proposals to allow states to set their own cannabis policies without fear of federal interference.

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NIDArelease Jun 25, 2019

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs Bill Legalizing Cannabis With a Focus on Fairness and Justice


Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (CRTA) into law, making Illinois the 11th state to legalize cannabis. Illinois will become the second state to legalize cannabis possession via the legislative process and the first to legalize retail sales legislatively.

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NIDArelease Jun 20, 2019

U.S. House Votes to Block DOJ from Interfering With State Laws Regulating Marijuana for All Purposes, Including Adult Use


The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure 267-165 that is intended to prevent the federal government from interfering with state laws regulating marijuana for all purposes, including adult use.

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NIDArelease May 31, 2019

Illinois Legislature Passes Historic Bill to Legalize and Regulate Cannabis


A bill that would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults in Illinois — The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) — has received final approval from state legislators and is now headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is expected to sign it.

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There is no logical basis for the prohibition of marijuana.
Economist Milton Friedman, Costs of Marijuana Prohibition, June 2, 2005