Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

January 29, 2015
01/29/2015
Vermont Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Vermont Lawmakers Consider Legalizing Marijuana

National momentum appears to be shifting toward marijuana legalization, and observers say Vermont or Rhode Island could be the next states to legalize. “It’s pretty easy to give...
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January 29, 2015
01/29/2015
IRS Prepares to Audit, Raid Dispensaries

IRS Prepares to Audit, Raid Dispensaries

A byzantine legal memo of potentially disastrous implications has been released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), articulating a new theory of the tax code which could...
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January 28, 2015
01/28/2015
DPA Report: Employment Rates Rise Due to CO Cannabis Legalization

DPA Report: Employment Rates Rise Due to CO Cannabis Legalization

The industry created over ten thousand new jobs and brought in approximately $19 million a month. Rather than bringing about the end of society as we know...
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January 28, 2015
01/28/2015
Doctors Call on DEA to Reschedule Marijuana for Medical Research Purposes

Doctors Call on DEA to Reschedule Marijuana for Medical Research Purposes

The American Academy of Pediatrics is requesting that the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana as a less harmful substance in order to facilitate research of the substance...
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January 27, 2015
01/27/2015
FBI Having Trouble Hiring Hackers Because They’re All Stoners

FBI Having Trouble Hiring Hackers Because They’re All Stoners

Federal government officials have complained of the difficulty in hiring good hackers because most of the talent they’re looking for also happen to smoke weed.
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January 27, 2015
01/27/2015
Battle for Medical Cannabis: 9 Year Old Alexis Bortell vs. Texas

Battle for Medical Cannabis: 9 Year Old Alexis Bortell vs. Texas

Nine year old Alexis Bortell is making waves in Texas as she fights for the legalization of cannabis to help her combat her epilepsy. Alexis has been...
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January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

While President Obama’s stance on the issue of legalization in the past have been less than sympathetic, he has recently made statements predicting a bright future for...
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January 23, 2015
01/23/2015
Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

Girl, 9, Takes Medical Marijuana Fight to Texas Capitol

With the help of a “Team Alexis” Facebook page and branded merchandise to fund the effort, Alexis, who is fighting a life and death battle against epilepsy, has taken...
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January 22, 2015
01/22/2015
State Agency Suspicious of High THC Buds in Washington

State Agency Suspicious of High THC Buds in Washington

From the results of laboratory testing, Washington’s recreational cannabis varies widely in THC content. Most strains average around 16% THC, but about 2.5% of cannabis has tested...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
At Long Last: The First Cannabis Based Credit Union to Open

At Long Last: The First Cannabis Based Credit Union to Open

Finding banks who will cater to cannabis businesses has been a constant obstacle for new ganjapreneurs opening up shops since states began legalizing in the U.S. But...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
Colorado Cannabis Firm to Grow on California Tribal Lands

Colorado Cannabis Firm to Grow on California Tribal Lands

Their aim is to form agreements with several California Native American tribes to grow and manufacture cannabis products on native land and then sell those products to...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

During its 2014 session, the Alabama Legislature passed a law authorizing a state-sponsored study of the efficacy of CBD in treating seizure disorders. Advocates of medicinal cannabis in...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new policy, effective immediately, that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
SAMHSA Releases Info on Drug Use Changes for 2012-2013

SAMHSA Releases Info on Drug Use Changes for 2012-2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration released data in December for the most recent findings of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Among...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

The time is nearing where the feds will have to finally make a clear decision on marijuana. This murky water will not suffice as more and more...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe Grauer-Lea, TN 3-Year-Old, Dies Waiting for CBD Oil

Chloe laid in a hospital bed while her parents lobbied Tennessee law makers to approve CBD oil for use in the state. Characteristically, politicians did a whole...
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January 16, 2015
01/16/2015
Roadside Drug Test for Cocaine and Cannabis Given Go-Ahead in UK

Roadside Drug Test for Cocaine and Cannabis Given Go-Ahead in UK

Police officers will be able to test drivers for drugs on the roadside for the first time after the Home Office approved the first mobile testing device....
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January 15, 2015
01/15/2015
Silicon Valley Power Investor Backs Cannabis

Silicon Valley Power Investor Backs Cannabis

Supporters are calling this a tipping point and a “Berlin Wall moment.” They figure that if such established and successful venture capitalists are willing to back the...
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January 15, 2015
01/15/2015
Brazil Approves Marijuana Derivative for Medical Treatment

Brazil Approves Marijuana Derivative for Medical Treatment

Brazil on Wednesday for the first time approved the use of a marijuana derivative to treat people suffering from epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and schizophrenia among other disorders. Directors of...
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January 14, 2015
01/14/2015
Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

Ganja Claus Spreading Holiday Cheer Arrested for Gifting Pot

A man calling himself Santa Claus was recently arrested in Seaside, CA for the most awesome crime ever — giving out weed.
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