Jeff Merkley

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

US Senators Cast First-Ever Vote In Favor of Medical Marijuana Access

via NORML’s Deputy Director, Paul Armentano: The majority of the US Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday cast votes in favor of expanding medical cannabis access to United States veterans. The committee vote marks the first time that a majority of any body of the US Senate has ever decided in favor of increased cannabis access. […]

Congress Introduces Industrial Hemp Farming Act with Bi-partisan Support

Congress Introduces Industrial Hemp Farming Act with Bi-partisan Support

WASHINGTON, DC – Vote Hemp, the nation’s leading grassroots hemp advocacy organization working to change state and federal laws to allow commercial hemp farming, is pleased to announce the introduction of complementary bills in both the Senate and House, S. 134 and H.R. 525, The Industrial Hemp Farming Act of 2015.  If passed, this bill would […]

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

Get Your Votes In! Oregon Set to Become Third Free State in the Nation

On November 4th, the citizens of the state of Oregon are set to vote on the proposed legalization of marijuana. If approved, Measure 91 would legalize marijuana for adults ages 21 and older, allowing them to possess eight ounces of marijuana and a maximum of four plants. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission is tasked with regulating […]