Tag: federal government

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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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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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