Last year, the National Cancer Institute, “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research,” created a stir by publishing the truth: the molecules found in pot kill breast & lung cancers in lab tests.
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Marijuana rescheduling is headed for the US Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court upheld local dispensary bans, the feds strike again in Berkeley and Washington state, and there is action in state legislatures, too. Let’s get to it: National Last week, Americans for Safe Access announced it was appealing to... Read More »
In a great comprehensive article on CNN Money, Jose Pagliery describes the secret banking methods used by medical marijuana dispensaries and other businesses involved in legal marijuana sales. Since banks can be accused by the federal government of money laundering, they do not openly deal with the legal marijuana businesses. This leads those businesses to deal in cash and bank through inconspicuous holding companies.
The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 placed marijuana in the most restrictive use category, Schedule I, deeming it a drug with no medicinal value and high potential for abuse. To do clinical research with marijuana, you need a DEA license, and you need to get your study approved by the FDA. MPP is asking you to contact your representative in Congress to amend the Controlled Substances Act.
President Barack Obama’s drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, toed a strict line on marijuana Wednesday, saying federal laws will prevail, regardless of state-level efforts to legalize pot.
A bi-partisan group of US representatives led by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Friday introduced legislation that would end the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have either legalized it or adopted medical marijuana laws. That would bring 18 medical marijuana states and two legalization states — Colorado... Read More »
A new report prepared for Congress from the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concludes the feds have no easy options to fight Washington & Colorado on legal marijuana, as it probably falls under the states’ “power to decide what is criminal and what is not.” The report analyzes court precedent and lays out what the DOJ and the Obama administration might do to enforce federal law.
Last month, Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced legislation, House Resolution 499, which would effectively end the federal prohibition on marijuana and allow states to set their own policies. House Resolution 499: The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, Read More »
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) on Tuesday blasted 8 former heads of the DEA for pressuring the Obama administration to crack down on laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Oregon and Washington. “It is arrogant of these former DEA chiefs to encourage the president to nullify these laws,” he said. “The fact that these former DEA chiefs are so focused on marijuana possession is why we have lost the war on drugs.”
Barred from stopping the shutdown of a medical marijuana dispensary, the city of Oakland asked a federal judge to stay proceedings pending its appeal. U.S. Magistrate Maria Elena James found earlier this month that Oakland lacked standing to challenge an attempt by the U.S. government to seize the Oakland... Read More »