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September 22, 2014
09/22/2014
Poll: Younger Voters Say Marijuana Is Less Destructive Than Alcohol

Poll: Younger Voters Say Marijuana Is Less Destructive Than Alcohol

Younger voters overwhelmingly agree that marijuana is less damaging than alcohol, according to the findings of a Rare.us/Gravis Marketing poll released yesterday. Among those voters age 18 to 40, 47...
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September 18, 2014
09/18/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.17)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.09.17)

Our first-ever medical marijuana update with no news from California. But there are things going in places that are not the usual suspects–a sign of changing times,...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Concern Over Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

Concern Over Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

According to a Denver Post story, Colorado is scheduled to begin administering significant funding for the largest ever state-supported medical marijuana research grant program starting in early 2015. It is anticipated...
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August 7, 2014
08/07/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.06)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.08.06)

Medical marijuana bills pick up some support in Congress, Maryland and Minnesota issue draft rules, California continues to be a battleground, and more. Let’s get to it:...
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August 1, 2014
08/01/2014
Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Congressional CBD-Only Bill Raises Both Hope and Significant Concerns

Yesterday, Representative Scott Perry (R-PA) introduced a bill in Congress that would create an exemption to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) for cannabis plants and derivatives with...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.07.30)

A pair of federal bills get filed, California’s medical marijuana wars continue, Florida looks set to pass medical marijuana this fall, pressure is rising for New York...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

What Obama Can Do to Loosen Marijuana Laws, Even Without Congress

In January, Jacob Sullum called bullshit on Barack Obama’s insistence that his administration had no control over how cannabis is classified. But can the stroke of an...
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July 25, 2014
07/25/2014
Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

Rand Paul Files Medical Marijuana Amendment

US Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) today filed an amendment to Senate Bill 2569, the “Bring Jobs Home Act,” that would explicitly allow states to pass medical marijuana laws...
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June 18, 2014
06/18/2014
The Fear of Pleasure: Why CBD-Only Legislation is Not a Real Solution

The Fear of Pleasure: Why CBD-Only Legislation is Not a Real Solution

Most of us were caught off-guard by the rush of states this year that approved the limited use of CBD-only marijuana extracts because these traditionally conservative states...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
When It Comes to Marijuana, Many VCs Still Won’t Inhale

When It Comes to Marijuana, Many VCs Still Won’t Inhale

Silicon Valley entrepreneurs love to beat their chests about how disruptive they are. But that bravery hasn’t extended to one booming industry that’s experiencing a 68 percent growth...
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May 27, 2014
05/27/2014
DEA Stands Down: Allows Kentucky to Go Forward With Hemp Planting

DEA Stands Down: Allows Kentucky to Go Forward With Hemp Planting

The Drug Enforcement Agency is permitting Kentucky farmers to go forward with plans to engage in the state-sponsored cultivation of industrial hemp. According to the Associated Press, representatives...
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May 21, 2014
05/21/2014
Stay Lifted in San Francisco Medical Pot Club Seizure Case

Stay Lifted in San Francisco Medical Pot Club Seizure Case

014 The federal government can move forward with seizure proceedings against a medical-marijuana dispensary that lost its appellate bid. Uncle Sam filed a federal forfeiture complaint more than...
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May 20, 2014
05/20/2014
Kentucky Sues Feds Over Confiscated Hemp Seeds

Kentucky Sues Feds Over Confiscated Hemp Seeds

Earlier this week, the Drug Enforcement Administration ordered that 250 pounds of hemp seed be seized at Louisville Airport in Kentucky. The seeds were being imported by...
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May 20, 2014
05/20/2014
Feds May Cut Off Water for Legal Marijuana Crops

Feds May Cut Off Water for Legal Marijuana Crops

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which oversees management of federal water resources, “is evaluating how the Controlled Substances Act applies in the context of Reclamation project water...
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May 16, 2014
05/16/2014
DEA Playing Games with Kentucky’s Hemp Seeds; State Sues

DEA Playing Games with Kentucky’s Hemp Seeds; State Sues

After being misled by the DEA about whether it would release imported heed seed destined for the state’s hemp research projects, the state of Kentucky is now...
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May 13, 2014
05/13/2014
Marijuana Co-op Member Says State Can’t Tax a Federal Crime

Marijuana Co-op Member Says State Can’t Tax a Federal Crime

  Washington state can’t make a member of a medical marijuana co-op pay thousands of dollars in marijuana tax because he’s being federally prosecuted for it, the...
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May 1, 2014
05/01/2014
Feds to Deny Water to Washington Marijuana Growers?

Feds to Deny Water to Washington Marijuana Growers?

Washington’s licensed marijuana grow operations have put the first wave of the state’s legal weed into the ground. These new cultivation centers are nervous about having insufficient...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
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March 28, 2014
03/28/2014
MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

MD Senate Passes a More Patient-Friendly Medical Cannabis Bill

Today the Maryland Senate passed SB 923, which would authorize the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission (“Commission”) to license and regulate medical cannabis growers and “medical marijuana treatment centers”...
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