Lawmakers in Michigan last week passed a resolution in which they called on members of the United States Congress, as well as the Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs, to “prioritize research and investment in non-technology treatment options for servicemembers and veterans who have psychological trauma as a result of military service.” The resolution spans three pages and was sponsored by more than 20 members of the Michigan legislature. It was approved in…"Michigan Lawmakers Call On Congress To Consider Psychedelic Treatment For Vets"
A pair of Pennsylvania lawmakers want to create new opportunities for farmers in the state to grow medical marijuana. State House Reps. Melissa L. Shusterman and Ismail Smith-Wade-El, both Democrats, filed a memo to colleagues on Monday detailing their plans to introduce legislation that “would allow Pennsylvania farmers to grow medical cannabis,” local news station WHTM reported. “It is crucial that Pennsylvanians have accessible and equitable entry into the burgeoning medical cannabis industry. Currently, however,…"Pennsylvania Lawmakers Will Introduce Bill Allowing Farmers To Grow Medical Pot"
“We have an epidemic of indiscriminate mass shootings, of parents burying their children, of inaction, and buck-passing,” wrote the actor. update 6/6/2022 11:48 p.m. PDT After laying out several possible ways to take on the ongoing mass shooting crisis in the United States in a passionate and emotional op-ed published Monday, Matthew McConaughey spent the evening at the Capitol meeting with lawmakers. “Had the chance to meet Uvalde native @McConaughey in DC today to discuss…"Matthew McConaughey Meets with Lawmakers After Mass Shooting Op-Ed Calling for ‘Gun Responsibility’"
Virginia lawmakers passed Tuesday a bill to allow recreational marijuana sales later in the year. This is a significant shift from the original start date. According to WTKR local television, the Virginia state Senate passed the legislation by a vote 23-16. Democrats hold a slim majority. If it were to become law, the measure would permit recreational pot sales to begin on September 15––considerably earlier original start date of New Year’s Day 2024. “This ensures…"Virginia Lawmakers pass Recreational Sales Bill"