The House of Representatives floor vote for the MORE Act to legalize marijuana will not take place next week as expected and has been moved to later in the year.
Former Senate minority leader Tom Daschle is another high-level politician who's "evolved" on marijuana legalization. Now, 16 years after he left the Senate, Daschle is on the advisory board of Clever Leaves, an international cannabis company.
Marijuana measures in Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota have been approved for the November 3 ballot.
Bill Maher has a new favorite Congress person: Minnesota Democratic Sen. Tina Smith. She famously replaced Al Franken in 2017 and won a special election in 2018. Now Smith wants to legalize marijuana.
Over the last few days, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called cannabis therapeutic and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted the Democratic National Committee's failure to include marijuana legalization in the party's platform.
Sen. Bernie Sanders apparently was not able to convince Joe Biden that marijuana legalization is preferable to decriminalization. That's clear in the newly released 110-page "Biden-Sanders Task Force Recommendations."
TV newsman and anchor Hugh Downs passed away on July 1. He was 99. In 1990, Downs wrote an article about hemp that was published by ABC News. Read and listen to it here.
There are now 11 states that have legalized marijuana recreationally (Alaska, California, Colorado, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont and Washington), 16 more with decriminalization laws and 47 with medical-marijuana laws.
Cypress Hill frontman B-Real turns 50 today. He co-founded the popular hip-hop group in 1991 and now owns several Dr. Greenthumb's dispensaries in California.