Tag: federal government

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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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December 15, 2014
12/15/2014
Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress Passes Historic Medical Marijuana Protections in Spending Bill

Congress dealt a historic blow to the United States’ decades-long war on drugs Saturday with the passage of the federal spending bill, which contains protections for medical...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

White House to Congress: Stay Out of D.C.’s Marijuana Laws

The White House scolded Congress Thursday for meddling with the District of Columbia’s recent vote to legalize marijuana, saying federal lawmakers shouldn’t “interfere” in the matter. Within...
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December 12, 2014
12/12/2014
Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

Native Americans Granted Legalization of Marijuana on Reservation Lands

In a memorandum released Thursday, the Justice Department announced it will instruct all U.S. attorneys to NOT prevent Native American tribes from cultivating or selling marijuana on...
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December 11, 2014
12/11/2014
Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

Congress to Block Marijuana Legalization in DC

The Republican-led US House is using a crucial spending bill in an effort to block marijuana legalization in Washington, DC. The appropriations bill was posted online late Tuesday with...
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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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