Category: Law & Politics

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News and commentary on cannabis law and politics

December 18, 2014
12/18/2014
Seattle Teacher Accused of Buying Cannabis for a Student

Seattle Teacher Accused of Buying Cannabis for a Student

A teacher in Seattle surrendered his teaching certificate after allegedly purchasing cannabis for a student after school hours at a medical clinic.
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December 18, 2014
12/18/2014
Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Raids May Continue Under New Federal Spending Bill

Adding to the already considerable confusion in the mainstream media over the effects of cannabis-related provisions in the federal 2014 “cromnibus” spending bill which passed by an...
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December 17, 2014
12/17/2014
U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

U.S. Grown Weed Being Smuggled Into Mexico

It turns out that the latest development in drug trafficking between the U.S., Mexico border is that cannabis grown in the United States is increasingly being...
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December 16, 2014
12/16/2014
Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Popular Decriminalization Bill Filed in Texas

Responding to popular demand in the Lone Star State, Texas State Representative Joe Moody (D–El Paso) has introduced a bill that would reduce state penalties for possession...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Stop Legalization in D.C.

House of Representatives Passes Legislation to Stop Legalization in D.C.

The House of Representatives passed a republican backed “cromnibus” spending bill just hours before the deadline, which will stop the legalization of cannabis voted for by the...
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Native American Tribes Cleared to Grow Cannabis by DOJ

Native American Tribes Cleared to Grow Cannabis by DOJ

This week, the United States Department of Justice released a memo stating that Native American tribes are legally allowed to grow marijuana on their designated tribal lands.
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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

The White House scolded Congress Thursday for meddling with the District of Columbia’s recent vote to legalize marijuana, saying federal lawmakers shouldn’t “interfere” in the matter. Within...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

In a memorandum released Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will instruct all U.S. attorneys to NOT prevent Native American tribes from cultivating or selling marijuana on...
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December 11, 2014
12/11/2014
Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC. The appropriations bill was posted online late Tuesday with...
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December 10, 2014
12/10/2014
Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

Woman Arrested After Christmas Tree Turns Out to Be Giant Pot Plant

50-year-old Angelica Navarro Pereira was reportedly busted by Chilean police last week after they discovered her Christmas tree was really just a six-and-a-half foot pot plant surrounded...
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December 9, 2014
12/09/2014
Even German Pharmaceutical Companies Hate Cannabis

Even German Pharmaceutical Companies Hate Cannabis

A recent article showcased the hesitance of German pharmaceutical companies to get behind cannabis legalization. Did I say hesitance? I meant something more along the lines of...
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December 9, 2014
12/09/2014
Colorado OKs Marijuana Credit Union

Colorado OKs Marijuana Credit Union

Colorado’s marijuana businesses have a cash flow problem: Too much cash is flowing in and they’ve nowhere to put it. Most banks refuse to work with marijuana...
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December 8, 2014
12/08/2014
Women Leading the Fight for Cannabis Legalization

Women Leading the Fight for Cannabis Legalization

In a new study, researchers found that women between the age of 30 and 50 are key players in the battle for legalization in Colorado and Washington.
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December 8, 2014
12/08/2014
Cannabis Consumers and Cannabis Capitalists, Is There Common Ground?

Cannabis Consumers and Cannabis Capitalists, Is There Common Ground?

Common consumers just wanted our weed, we never wanted to be outside the law. Those who grew and sold illegal weed were, perhaps, only interested in the...
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December 5, 2014
12/05/2014
Traffic Report: No Increase in Drugged Driving

Traffic Report: No Increase in Drugged Driving

Claims that more drivers are operating vehicles under the influence of marijuana and other controlled substances are unsupported by federal data, according to the conclusions of a...
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December 4, 2014
12/04/2014
Uruguay Marijuana Secure: Tabare Vazquez Wins Office

Uruguay Marijuana Secure: Tabare Vazquez Wins Office

Tabare Vazquez’s victory in Uruguay’s presidential election is a show of support for the leftist coalition that has governed the country for the past decade and allows...
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December 3, 2014
12/03/2014
Sabet Weeps as Cannabis Culture Thrives

Sabet Weeps as Cannabis Culture Thrives

Big Cannabis is really a non-factor in regards to legalization. Sabet, for his part, has used this argument as one of the main stilts of his rhetoric....
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December 2, 2014
12/02/2014
Georgia Lawmakers Push Bills to Legalize Cannabis

Georgia Lawmakers Push Bills to Legalize Cannabis

Sen. Thompson introduced two bills, one which would allow for individuals with certain illnesses to purchase full plant medical cannabis, and one which would allow for...
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December 1, 2014
12/01/2014
New Zealand Stuck in Prohibition Timewarp

New Zealand Stuck in Prohibition Timewarp

As it is spring time in New Zealand, police constables have issued a warning and a request to locals: be on the look out for cannabis and...
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