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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

Operation Shattered: Feds Target BHO Manufacturing in Washington State

On July 22, the federal government initiated “Operation Shattered” with the stated intention of cracking down on individuals involved in causing butane hash oil-related explosions in Washington...
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July 31, 2014
07/31/2014
Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy / CBD Study

Utah Children’s Hospital Looking for Subjects for Epilepsy / CBD Study

The Primary Children’s Hospital in Utah is recruiting a total of 25 children with intractable epilepsy, age 2-17.  The cannabis extract study, led by Neurologist Francis Filloux, has...
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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 14, 2014
07/14/2014
DEA May Be Losing the War On Marijuana Politics

DEA May Be Losing the War On Marijuana Politics

The LA Times reports how the Drug Enforcement Administration is under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against pot legalization, even in the face of public...
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June 26, 2014
06/26/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.25)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.25)

A Senate companion to the successful House DEA defunding amendment has been filed, New York becomes the 23rd medical marijuana state, a CBD bill is moving in...
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June 25, 2014
06/25/2014
The Rand Paul-Cory Booker Amendment Runs Into Problems

The Rand Paul-Cory Booker Amendment Runs Into Problems

As MPP previously reported, Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) cosponsored an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would...
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June 23, 2014
06/23/2014
Marijuana Considered for Looser Restrictions by U.S. FDA

Marijuana Considered for Looser Restrictions by U.S. FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an analysis at the Drug Enforcement Administration’s request on whether the U.S. should downgrade the classification of marijuana as a...
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June 20, 2014
06/20/2014
350 Pounds of Hemp Seeds Seized at US-Canada Border

350 Pounds of Hemp Seeds Seized at US-Canada Border

Hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp seeds bound from Canada to Colorado have been seized by federal authorities in North Dakota, marking the latest bump along the...
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June 19, 2014
06/19/2014
Yes, CBD Is Still Illegal

Yes, CBD Is Still Illegal

At first glance, a new pamphlet produced by “CBD-Care.com” looks like some sort of altruistic white paper on the therapeutic benefits of cannabidiol. Curious about the pamphlet’s contents,...
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June 18, 2014
06/18/2014
Recent Report Does the Impossible: Makes DEA Look Even Worse

Recent Report Does the Impossible: Makes DEA Look Even Worse

It’s not as if you needed another log to toss onto your “DEA is the Devil” bonfire, but a new report from the Drug Policy Alliance casts...
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June 12, 2014
06/12/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.11)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.11)

Congressional Democrats who voted wrong on medical marijuana catch some flak, California continues to struggle with regulating medical marijuana, while other states struggle to get bills passed....
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June 9, 2014
06/09/2014
DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

DEA Leaning on Massachusetts Docs With Dispensaries Ties

The Boston Globe is reporting today that the DEA has been visiting Massachusetts doctors involved with yet-to-open medical marijuana dispensaries and giving them an ultimatum: Cut your ties with...
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June 9, 2014
06/09/2014
Cannabis TV: What Came First, More Stoners or More Stoner Media?

Cannabis TV: What Came First, More Stoners or More Stoner Media?

The Atlantic put out an interesting article posting the chicken/egg question about cannabis in the media. The gist: Cannabis is making more appearances on television than at...
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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.04)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.06.04)

In a historic vote, the House tells the DEA and Justice Department to butt out of medical marijuana states, limited CBD medical marijuana bills are signed into...
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June 5, 2014
06/05/2014
Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

Federal Medical Marijuana Defendant Returns to Washington, D.C. to Lobby Senate Ahead of Imminent Vote

U.S. Senate could vote as early as next week on measure to restrict DOJ funds for medical marijuana enforcement Medical marijuana patient Larry Harvey, 70, has returned...
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June 3, 2014
06/03/2014
Marijuana Business Auction: 3 Stores, 3 Grow Operations Seized From VIP Cannabis for Back Taxes

Marijuana Business Auction: 3 Stores, 3 Grow Operations Seized From VIP Cannabis for Back Taxes

VIP Cannabis’ three retail marijuana stores and three growing operations in Denver are now up for auction on the internet over the next few weeks, after the...
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June 3, 2014
06/03/2014
Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Medical Marijuana Scores Big House Win, But Still Faces Hurdles

Cannabis reform won a historic vote in the House last week, which approved language blocking the federal government from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. However, backers said it’s too...
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June 2, 2014
06/02/2014
US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

US House Votes to Prohibit DOJ From Interfering With State Medical Marijuana or Industrial Hemp Programs

After a long debate that had the US House of Representatives in session until after midnight, the lower chamber of Congress cast a historic 219 to 189...
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May 29, 2014
05/29/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.28)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.05.28)

We could see a congressional vote on barring the feds from interfering in medical marijuana states this week, California stays contentious, the New York Assembly passes a...
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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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