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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of varieties of cannabis and/or extracts high in the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Both measures,...
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April 8, 2014
04/08/2014
Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical Marijuana Advocates Descend on Capitol Hill

Medical marijuana supporters flocked to Capitol Hill to push for legislation prohibiting the federal government from restricting state medical marijuana laws. Has no one pointed out the...
By: NY Farmer
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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...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

Ban Chocolate, Keep Dogs Safe

DEA administrator Michele Leonhart, desperate to stop the cannabis legalization movement, attempted to pull on our heartstrings by declaring that cannabis is a killer… of dogs. Despite...
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April 3, 2014
04/03/2014
Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart told a congressional committee today her agency is “fighting back” against Justice Department policies tolerating marijuana in states where it is legal. The...
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March 26, 2014
03/26/2014
Supposed ‘Medical Marijuana’ Measures in Alabama, Utah Are Anything But

Supposed ‘Medical Marijuana’ Measures in Alabama, Utah Are Anything But

At a public signing ceremony today, Utah’s Republican Gov. Gary Herbert will approve House Bill 105 — aka “Charlee’s Law.” The law, and others like it, ostensibly allows children...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Bitcoins, Bitcoins, Bitcoins… Ya know the anonymous drug money for nerds, backed by the asshole twins that screwed Zuckerberg. Cryptocurrency, or the idea of paying for things...
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March 13, 2014
03/13/2014
Medical Marijuana Update (2014.03.12)

Medical Marijuana Update (2014.03.12)

Marijuana and epilepsy are in the news, Sanjay Gupta strikes again, and state houses across the country are grappling with medical marijuana and CBD bills. Let’s get...
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February 14, 2014
02/14/2014
DEA’s Hiring Policy Admits Pot Isn’t as Bad as Other Drugs

DEA’s Hiring Policy Admits Pot Isn’t as Bad as Other Drugs

Huffington Post reports that the DEA’s hiring policy excludes anyone that admits to ever using any illegal drug… except weed.
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January 28, 2014
01/28/2014
DEA Chief Criticizes Obama Marijuana Remarks, But Faces Backlash

DEA Chief Criticizes Obama Marijuana Remarks, But Faces Backlash

Criticism is mounting over reported remarks last week of DEA chief Michele Leonhart in a speech to the Major Counties Sheriffs Association. Leonhart criticized her boss, President Obama,...
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January 23, 2014
01/23/2014
Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Petition to Remove Cannabis From Controlled Substances

Marijuana Policy Project has started a petition on Change.org to remove cannabis from the list of controlled substances.
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December 30, 2013
12/30/2013
Banking Regulations Will Mean Better Service for Cannabis Patients and (Now) Customers

Banking Regulations Will Mean Better Service for Cannabis Patients and (Now) Customers

Last week, a banking meeting took place in Washington DC regarding regulations that currently exist that make it difficult for medical marijuana business to have normal access to banking...
By: Prospero
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December 9, 2013
12/09/2013
DEA to Create New Drug Category for Dabs

DEA to Create New Drug Category for Dabs

Here we go. As first reported last week by the Broward Palm Beach New Times, the Drug Enforcement Agency is currently looking to create a new drug classification for...
By: Prospero
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November 25, 2013
11/25/2013
Denver Dispensary Raid By DEA and IRS Didn’t Faze Me

Denver Dispensary Raid By DEA and IRS Didn’t Faze Me

Working in a dispensary has its risks. When I applied for a badge I assumed that a certain amount of risk was involved. There were at least...
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November 19, 2013
11/19/2013
DEA Claims Repealing Prohibition Fosters Organized Crime

DEA Claims Repealing Prohibition Fosters Organized Crime

In a new report, the DEA claims criminal organizations will benefit from legalization…Um, somehow.
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October 9, 2013
10/09/2013
USA v. Gutierrez: Oaksterdam University Protestor Beaten by Federal Officers Found Guilty of Assault

USA v. Gutierrez: Oaksterdam University Protestor Beaten by Federal Officers Found Guilty of Assault

“My children are going to grow up without a father! Over what?!” shouted Sarah Schrader, longtime girlfriend of Jose Gutierrez and the mother of his two young...
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October 8, 2013
10/08/2013
US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

US Supreme Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification Appeal

The US Supreme Court Monday declined to hear an appeal from medical marijuana advocacy groups who had challenged the DEA’s decision to maintain marijuana’s status as a...
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October 3, 2013
10/03/2013
This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.10.02)

This Week’s Corrupt Cops Stories (2013.10.02)

Cops peddling pot, cops gobbling steroids, cops with sticky fingers, and, of course, a crooked prison guard. Just another week on the drug war corruption beat. Let’s...
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September 10, 2013
09/10/2013
DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Decline to Lowest Levels in Nearly a Decade

DEA: Marijuana Plant Seizures Decline to Lowest Levels in Nearly a Decade

DEA seizures of indoor and outdoor cannabis crops declined dramatically from 2011 to 2012 and are now at their lowest reported levels in nearly a decade, according to statistics released...
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September 9, 2013
09/09/2013
Broad Coalition Seeks Capitol Hill Hearings on DEA

Broad Coalition Seeks Capitol Hill Hearings on DEA

Spurred by recent revelations of the DEA using NSA and CIA programs ostensibly designed to fight terrorism to try to make drug cases, but grounded in decades...
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