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Hemp Is the Only Thing That Can Save Us From Plastic

Our dependence on plastics is not going away, but there’s a more sustainable process in producing this essential product. Hemp is more renewable and less costly for manufacturers to produce while also being easier on the environment. It can literally replace plastic in every way, yet it seems companies that would benefit from using it have not caught up with […]

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Mississippi Supreme Court Overturns Cannabis Vote

Marijuana Policy Project’s Statement on Mississippi Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Voter-Approved Medical Cannabis Law Jackson, MS — On Friday, the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned Amendment 65, the medical cannabis law that voters overwhelmingly approved at the November 2020 election.  In response to this news, Matthew Schweich, the deputy director at the Marijuana Policy Project, released the following statement: “Today is a cruel and tragic […]

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GOP Offers Bill to Federally Legalize Cannabis

Statement from Steve Hawkins, MPP’s executive director, on the latest federal cannabis reform bill, the Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses, and Medical Professionals Act: Washington, DC — On Wednesday, Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Don Young (R-AK) introduced the Common Sense Cannabis Reform for Veterans, Small Businesses, and Medical Professionals Act, a bill that would federally legalize cannabis. In response […]

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S.C. Medical Cannabis Legislation Advances

The Senate Medical Affairs Committee approved S. 150; bill now heads to the full Senate  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEThursday, April 1, 2021 Columbia, SC — On Wednesday, the Senate Medical Affairs Committee passed a medical cannabis bill in a vote of 9-5. The full Senate is expected to take up S. 150 next week. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act (S. 150/ H. 3361), […]

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