Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

July 1, 2015
07/01/2015
Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

A leading Mexican journalist with deep knowledge of the drug war, claims that government corruption and back alley deals with the DEA carry a heavy load of...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

The problem of unregulated pesticide use could be solved by federal legalization, or possibly even rescheduling. The feds are the ones who dictate which pesticides are safe...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Is the United Kingdom on the Verge of a Cannabis Revolution?

Is the United Kingdom on the Verge of a Cannabis Revolution?

Despite the report stating that cannabis use is down in the U.K., it seems to me the country is on the verge of a green revolution. David...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

Oregon Is Celebrating Marijuana Legalization With Free Weed

Not only are people free to smoke weed—the weed is free. As of July 1, new Oregon laws go into effect making it legal for adults ages...
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June 29, 2015
06/29/2015
Wealthy Family Donates Over $30 Million to Cannabis Research

Wealthy Family Donates Over $30 Million to Cannabis Research

A very wealthy family from Australia donated a cool 33.7 million dollars to the University of Sydney. This money, dubbed the Lambert Initiative, is to be expressly...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
Marriage Equality & Legal Cannabis: Will the U.S. Make It Work?

Marriage Equality & Legal Cannabis: Will the U.S. Make It Work?

The old saying goes “everything changes, nothing changes,” and in some ways the last few years in the United States have proved that human nature is strange...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

National Cannabis Bar Association Unites Attorneys

Shabnam Malek founded the National Cannabis Bar Association. The mission of the NCBA is to be, “a specialty bar association dedicated to providing attorneys in the cannabis...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

A long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately. The Department of Health and Human Services determined that the PHS review process is...
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June 22, 2015
06/22/2015
Cops Raid Dispensary, Eat Edibles, Threaten Assault of Woman With Disability

Cops Raid Dispensary, Eat Edibles, Threaten Assault of Woman With Disability

Some cops in Santa Ana, California raided a marijuana dispensary. Apparently, one security camera went unnoticed by the raiders. This camera recorded video of the cops ingesting...
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June 22, 2015
06/22/2015
How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

Carrying cash is not a crime. But that didn’t stop the federal government from seizing $11,000 from Charles Clarke. Charles, a 24-year-old college student, was flying home...
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June 17, 2015
06/17/2015
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

The disconnect between the classification of state-sanctioned cannabis and the federal prohibition of cannabis has created another impossible situation for the law to resolve. The Colorado Supreme...
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June 16, 2015
06/16/2015
Skyrocketing Cannabis Use in Children Under 6? Not Quite

Skyrocketing Cannabis Use in Children Under 6? Not Quite

A study recently came out touting an increase in pot use among children under six. What they don’t mention until the fine print further down the page...
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June 16, 2015
06/16/2015
Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Companies Can Fire Workers for Marijuana Use, Colorado Court Rules

Even in one of the country’s most marijuana-friendly states, smoking pot off the job and away from work can still get an employee fired. That was the...
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June 15, 2015
06/15/2015
New DEA Chief May Mean the End of the Reefer Madness Era

New DEA Chief May Mean the End of the Reefer Madness Era

This will mark the first newly appointed DEA director in the era of legal weed. Rosenberg is rumored to want to shift the focus of the DEA...
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June 12, 2015
06/12/2015
Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a provision Thursday that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown in states where the substance is legal. The committee passed...
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June 10, 2015
06/10/2015
NBA Players Want Medical Cannabis Too

NBA Players Want Medical Cannabis Too

The NBA recently made headlines when players made a concerted effort to push the league to legalize medical marijuana. This is hardly the first time that such...
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June 4, 2015
06/04/2015
Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House Decriminalizes Marijuana Possession

Delaware House lawmakers on Tuesday approved legislation that would treat simple marijuana possession and personal use by adults like a traffic violation, replacing criminal penalties with civil...
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June 3, 2015
06/03/2015
Sabet and SAM Issue Report Seemingly in Support of MMJ

Sabet and SAM Issue Report Seemingly in Support of MMJ

While on the surface it appears that SAM might be coming around to a modern understanding of cannabis with this report, I’m skeptical. I cannot disregard the...
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June 2, 2015
06/02/2015
Feds Think Cannabis Use Jeopardizes National Security

Feds Think Cannabis Use Jeopardizes National Security

The Department of National Intelligence recently issued a statement reminding all federal employees that at no time and under no circumstances are they allowed to use cannabis,...
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June 2, 2015
06/02/2015
Border Patrol Turns Immigration Checkpoint Into Drug Trap

Border Patrol Turns Immigration Checkpoint Into Drug Trap

If the border patrol is just becoming the DEA with a new name, we have some serious problems on our hands. One such incident occurred in early...
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