With the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo after the release of a damning investigation into "allegations of sexual harassment," Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul will take over as of August 24, becoming the state's first female governor She's in full support of the legalization legislation that passed in March.
Known as Wayward Bill, William Chengelis was former chair of the U.S. Marijuana Party and a tireless Colorado cannabis crusader. He passed on August 7 at the age of 70.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is actively seeking bi-partisan support for his Cannabis Administration and Opportunity Act, and says he and co-sponsors Cory Booker and Ron Wyden are ready to negotiate.
President Biden's nominee for the drug czar post in his administration, March of Dimes chief medical and health officer, Dr. Rahul Gupta, has been hailed by Kevin Sabet who heads the anti-pot group SAM, as well as by Sen. Joe Manchin.
The draft of the Senate's Cannabis Administration & Opportunity Act was released today in Washington, DC. Check out five proposals in the bill that would end federal prohibition.