Tag: federal government

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November 26, 2014
11/26/2014
Cannabis: The Archenemy of Brain Tumors

Cannabis: The Archenemy of Brain Tumors

Dr. Wai Liu, senior author of this study out of the University of London found through trials in mice that THC and CBD in tandem with radiation...
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November 20, 2014
11/20/2014
Why Congress Should Legalize Pot

Why Congress Should Legalize Pot

The evidence from states and countries that have decriminalized or medicalized marijuana suggests that policy plays a modest role in limiting use. And while marijuana can harm...
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November 18, 2014
11/18/2014
Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Why Congress Is Unlikely to Stop Marijuana Legalization in Washington, D.C.

Even if the House and the Senate both passed a resolution against Initiative 71, it would still need President Obama’s signature. The White House is already on...
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November 3, 2014
11/03/2014
Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected in December

Schedule I Hearing Concludes; Judge’s Ruling Expected in December

Judge Kimberly Mueller announced an end to five days of federal evidentiary hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis’ Schedule I status, requesting extensive briefings from the parties...
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October 31, 2014
10/31/2014
“Medicine” on Trial in Cannabis Scheduling Hearing

“Medicine” on Trial in Cannabis Scheduling Hearing

Competing definitions of the word ‘medicine’ clashed in the fourth day of hearings over the federal scheduling of cannabis, a day which witnessed fiery exchanges between NORML...
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October 30, 2014
10/30/2014
NORML, Feds Agree on Benefits of Cannabis

NORML, Feds Agree on Benefits of Cannabis

The third day of hearings on the constitutionality of cannabis’ federal Schedule I status presented further bizarre twists, as both federal prosecutors and NORML’s defense team appeared...
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October 29, 2014
10/29/2014
Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Federal Prosecutors Appear to Concede Cannabis’ Medical Benefits

Assistant US Attorney Gregory Broderick stumbled badly in his cross-examination of Dr. Carl Hart in federal evidentiary hearings to determine the constitutional basis of the federal Schedule...
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October 23, 2014
10/23/2014
War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

War on Marijuana Unconstitutional, Doctors Testify in Federal Court Monday

The U.S. government claims marijuana is a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical benefits. But that claim will be up for debate Monday in California when a...
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September 22, 2014
09/22/2014
Employers Still Discriminating Against Colorado Cannabis Users

Employers Still Discriminating Against Colorado Cannabis Users

The backward logic of cannabis prohibition continues to create problems for fully functioning, responsible employees who are discriminated against by employers just because they partake of cannabis...
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September 17, 2014
09/17/2014
The Banking Bind: How Federal Law Is Making Business Difficult for Cannabis Dispensaries 

The Banking Bind: How Federal Law Is Making Business Difficult for Cannabis Dispensaries 

While cannabis remains federally illegal, the banks hesitate to serve medical dispensaries despite their treatment as legal businesses by the state.
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September 12, 2014
09/12/2014
Marijuana, Federal Power & the States

Marijuana, Federal Power & the States

On Friday, the Center for Business Law & Regulation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law will be hosting a conference on Marijuana, Federal Power and...
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September 10, 2014
09/10/2014
HHS: Federal Law Allows Marijuana Purchases With Welfare

HHS: Federal Law Allows Marijuana Purchases With Welfare

The federal government maintains the authority to curb funding to states that allow welfare recipients to use their EBT cards in liquor stores, casinos and strip clubs,...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Legal Pot, Murky Jobs: Marijuana Laws Put Workers in Tough Spot

Federal law still considers marijuana as a dangerous drug, so prosecutors could easily bring drug-trafficking charges against anyone whose salary is paid by taxes collected on legal...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Concern Over Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

Concern Over Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program

According to a Denver Post story, Colorado is scheduled to begin administering significant funding for the largest ever state-supported medical marijuana research grant program starting in early 2015. It is anticipated...
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September 5, 2014
09/05/2014
Uncle Sam Spends $715,000 on Marijuana App

Uncle Sam Spends $715,000 on Marijuana App

Courtesy of Uncle Sam, researchers are spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to research and develop a useless smartphone app aimed at curbing marijuana addiction, a disease,...
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August 29, 2014
08/29/2014
The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

The Federal Government Wants to Buy 12 Acres of Marijuana — for Research

Calling all pot farmers: Uncle Sam is looking to buy. An arm of the National Institutes of Health dedicated to researching drug abuse and addiction “intends” to...
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August 18, 2014
08/18/2014
Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Massachusetts: In Halls of Academia, Medical Marijuana an Unwelcome Guest

Although medical marijuana has been legal in Massachusetts for nearly two years, many local colleges are putting out the message to students as the fall semester nears:...
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August 14, 2014
08/14/2014
Let It Grow: Banks Offering Financial Services to Marijuana-Related Businesses

Let It Grow: Banks Offering Financial Services to Marijuana-Related Businesses

About 105 different financial institutions spread out over one-third of the country have reported relationships with legal marijuana-related businesses, the top U.S. anti-money laundering official said Tuesday,...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

Medical Cannabis Gets 87-Year-Old Colorado Woman Kicked Out of Housing

It truly sounds like something published by The Onion: an 87-year-old who has rented the same subsidized apartment for the last five years is being kicked out...
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August 13, 2014
08/13/2014
This Mom in a Conservative State Was Terrified of Pot, Until It Treated Her Blinding Pain and Fibromyalgia

This Mom in a Conservative State Was Terrified of Pot, Until It Treated Her Blinding Pain and Fibromyalgia

Christine Stenquist, a 42-year-old Utah mom, has been suffering from severe and chronic migraines since the age of 7, has an inoperable brain tumor and fibromyalgia. She...
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