Legislation

Colorado Joins New York and Illinois in Allowing Doctors to Prescribe Weed for Pain

State lawmakers are starting to catch up with what medical marijuana users have advocated for years: Cannabis is good for pain management.

State of the Marijuana Union 2018

From coast to coast, marijuana is now legal medically, recreationally, or both in 33 states, plus D.C., and counting.

A Politician Is Trying to Stop Elon Musk From Selling Flamethrowers

An assemblymember of the California State Legislature is worried about safety risks and fire hazards.

House Passes 2 Bills Aimed at Making It Easier for Entrepreneurs to Get Access to Cash

Both bills sailed through Congress last night with strong bipartisan support, a rare sighting in the current political climate.

U.S. Issues Rule Requiring Banks to Identify Shell Company Owners

The Customer Due Diligence rule, in the works since 2012, and the proposed legislation are meant to hinder criminals from using shell companies to hide ownership and launder money, finance terror, and commit other threats to the global financial system.

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