Tag: federal government

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February 23, 2015
02/23/2015
Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Congress’ New Federal Legalization Bills May Be Doomed to Fail

Friday, February 20th marked the introduction of two separate pieces of legislation in the US House that would put a regulatory framework into place for states that...
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February 20, 2015
02/20/2015
Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

Marijuana Charges Dropped Against Cancer Patient Who Faced Years in Prison

The federal government has dropped all charges against a Washington medical marijuana patient who was recently diagnosed with late-stage cancer, in a high-profile case that involves the...
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February 18, 2015
02/18/2015
Government Buys Kids PDAs to Help Kick Weed Smoking Habit

Government Buys Kids PDAs to Help Kick Weed Smoking Habit

The government has developed a program to help kids who excessively use cannabis quit their smoking habit using PDAs and has spent $772,472 on the project in...
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February 13, 2015
02/13/2015
Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

Judge Weighs Whether U.S. Marijuana Law Is Unconstitutional

A federal judge hearing a case of nine men charged with illegally growing marijuana on federal land in California said Wednesday she was considering arguments that the...
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February 3, 2015
02/03/2015
Oregon Bank Accepts Cannabis Business, Then Rescinds Offer

Oregon Bank Accepts Cannabis Business, Then Rescinds Offer

MBank made a brash move and widely publicized their intention to work within the cannabis market, without first seeking FDIC approval.
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February 2, 2015
02/02/2015
Conference Touts Cannabis’ Investment Potential

Conference Touts Cannabis’ Investment Potential

In Kan’s estimation, cannabis is a $40 billion dollar market with a limited amount of players. Calling cannabis an “investors dream,” Kan claims that there is tremendous...
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January 29, 2015
01/29/2015
IRS Prepares to Audit, Raid Dispensaries

IRS Prepares to Audit, Raid Dispensaries

A byzantine legal memo of potentially disastrous implications has been released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), articulating a new theory of the tax code which could...
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January 27, 2015
01/27/2015
FBI Having Trouble Hiring Hackers Because They’re All Stoners

FBI Having Trouble Hiring Hackers Because They’re All Stoners

Federal government officials have complained of the difficulty in hiring good hackers because most of the talent they’re looking for also happen to smoke weed.
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January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

Obama Predicts More States Will Legalize Cannabis

While President Obama’s stance on the issue of legalization in the past have been less than sympathetic, he has recently made statements predicting a bright future for...
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January 21, 2015
01/21/2015
An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

An Update on Alabama’s “Carly’s Law”

During its 2014 session, the Alabama Legislature passed a law authorizing a state-sponsored study of the efficacy of CBD in treating seizure disorders. Advocates of medicinal cannabis in...
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January 20, 2015
01/20/2015
New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

New Policy Greatly Restricts Federal Asset Forfeiture Program

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a new policy, effective immediately, that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to...
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January 19, 2015
01/19/2015
Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

Feds Must Make Up Their Mind on Cannabis

The time is nearing where the feds will have to finally make a clear decision on marijuana. This murky water will not suffice as more and more...
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January 12, 2015
01/12/2015
Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

Colorado Asks Feds Permission to Grow Weed on College Campuses

The DEA’s Schedule I classification of the herb prevents many universities from engaging in activities in the realm of cannabis cultivation and experimentation. However, officials in Colorado...
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January 6, 2015
01/06/2015
Schedule I Hearing Briefs Filed, Next Hearing in February

Schedule I Hearing Briefs Filed, Next Hearing in February

On the final day of a calendar year filled with historic cannabis policy reforms, the parties of an equally historic federal hearing filed their first written arguments...
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January 5, 2015
01/05/2015
Feds Stick to Court Argument That Marijuana Is Dangerous

Feds Stick to Court Argument That Marijuana Is Dangerous

Two weeks after President Obama signed legislation prohibiting federal interference with state medical marijuana laws, his administration has told a federal judge in Sacramento that pot is...
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December 31, 2014
12/31/2014
New Year’s Revolutions: The Return of the US Hemp Industry

New Year’s Revolutions: The Return of the US Hemp Industry

Although the US hemp industry is already back in microcosmic form, the nascent gaggle of family and experimental plots cultivated in 2014 will likely be dwarfed by...
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December 30, 2014
12/30/2014
Oklahoma and Nebraska: Time to Get on the Right Side of History

Oklahoma and Nebraska: Time to Get on the Right Side of History

Last week, neighboring states Oklahoma and Nebraska officially filed suit against the state of Colorado and their laws allowing the cultivation and sale of marijuana for anyone...
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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 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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