Tag: federal government

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July 1, 2015
07/01/2015
Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

Is the Drug War a Well Polished Lie?

A leading Mexican journalist with deep knowledge of the drug war, claims that government corruption and back alley deals with the DEA carry a heavy load of...
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June 30, 2015
06/30/2015
Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

Unregulated Pesticide Use Concerns Cannabis Consumers

The problem of unregulated pesticide use could be solved by federal legalization, or possibly even rescheduling. The feds are the ones who dictate which pesticides are safe...
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June 24, 2015
06/24/2015
Feds Paying for Sewer Analysis of Pot Usage in Washington

Feds Paying for Sewer Analysis of Pot Usage in Washington

The federal government is chipping in money for a three-year pilot study using sewage samples to determine levels of marijuana use in two Washington cities — research...
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June 23, 2015
06/23/2015
The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

The Obama Administration Just Made Medical Marijuana Research Easier

A long-standing bureaucratic obstacle to privately-funded medical marijuana research has just been removed, effective immediately. The Department of Health and Human Services determined that the PHS review process is...
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June 22, 2015
06/22/2015
How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

How the DEA Seized a College Student’s Entire Life Savings, Without Charging Him With a Drug Crime

Carrying cash is not a crime. But that didn’t stop the federal government from seizing $11,000 from Charles Clarke. Charles, a 24-year-old college student, was flying home...
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June 17, 2015
06/17/2015
Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

Colorado Supreme Court Rules Employers May Fire MMJ Patients for Private Use

The disconnect between the classification of state-sanctioned cannabis and the federal prohibition of cannabis has created another impossible situation for the law to resolve. The Colorado Supreme...
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June 12, 2015
06/12/2015
Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

Senate Committee Approves Protections for State Medical Marijuana Programs

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a provision Thursday that would protect medical marijuana operations from federal crackdown in states where the substance is legal. The committee passed...
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June 9, 2015
06/09/2015
Buying Legal-Marijuana Stocks: Just Say No?

Buying Legal-Marijuana Stocks: Just Say No?

Marijuana legalization in multiple states has ushered in a variety of companies and funds that are selling shares. Some investors have been playing this market for several...
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May 22, 2015
05/22/2015
New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

New DEA Chief Claims He Will Not Focus on Marijuana

While the domestic War on Drugs has been supported for nearly four decades by Michele Leonhart, it appears as though some of her misguided policies, mostly those...
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May 12, 2015
05/12/2015
Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Feds Propose 50% Marijuana Tax—as a Tax Cut

Should marijuana businesses pay tax on gross profits or net profits? It sounds like a silly question. After all, virtually every business in every country pays tax...
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May 4, 2015
05/04/2015
It’s Time for Congress to Act on Cannabis Legalization

It’s Time for Congress to Act on Cannabis Legalization

What Judge Mueller did was an administrative passing of the ball to Congress. Judge Mueller felt the need to rule the way she did and risk disappointing...
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April 30, 2015
04/30/2015
New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

New Bill Would End Federal MMJ Patient Prosecutions

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has introduced a new bill which appears to target the same aims of the so-called “Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment,” which many advocates claimed would end...
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April 16, 2015
04/16/2015
Judge Upholds Federal Schedule I Classification of Cannabis

Judge Upholds Federal Schedule I Classification of Cannabis

In perhaps one of the most disappointing outcomes we’ve seen in a while, a judge has upheld the Federal Schedule I classification of cannabis after a...
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April 15, 2015
04/15/2015
DEA Used Drug War as an Excuse to Spy on American Citizens

DEA Used Drug War as an Excuse to Spy on American Citizens

An exposé published last week by USA Today reveals that the practice of spying on American citizens had nothing to do with monitoring terrorist activity post 9/11,...
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April 8, 2015
04/08/2015
Federal Government Unwittingly Admits Cannabis Kills Cancer

Federal Government Unwittingly Admits Cannabis Kills Cancer

A group of federal researchers commissioned to prove the government’s claim that marijuana has “no medicinal value” may have unwittingly let some crucial research slip through the...
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April 8, 2015
04/08/2015
NIDA: New Strains, Bargain Prices

NIDA: New Strains, Bargain Prices

In a move which may have been made in response to federal pressure to expand options for US researchers trying to study the effects of herbal cannabis...
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April 2, 2015
04/02/2015
Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling the Number of Commutations He’s Issued

Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling the Number of Commutations He’s Issued

President Barack Obama commuted the sentences of 22 individuals on Tuesday, more than doubling the number of commutations he has issued in the six-plus years he’s been...
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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Schedule I Ruling Delayed Again – What Does It Mean?

Judge Kimberly Mueller, the federal magistrate who made history by granting defense requests for a five-day hearing on the constitutionality of the continued inclusion of cannabis in...
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March 18, 2015
03/18/2015
Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Obama Talks Marijuana Decriminalization and Reclassification

Only recently, with no more elections to fight for his party, has Obama started to tell interviewers that he wants softer treatment of a popular drug that...
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March 11, 2015
03/11/2015
Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced in US Congress

The bill is a serious step in the right direction that would reclassify cannabis from a schedule I (no medical benefits, high rate of addition) to a...
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