Tag: federal government

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April 17, 2014
04/17/2014
VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis Says It Is No Longer Selling Medical Marijuana

VIP Cannabis was among a group of medical marijuana businesses that were allowed to operate while the state processed their license applications, a process that dragged on...
By: NY Farmer
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April 16, 2014
04/16/2014
Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Maine Patients, Parents, Activists Call on Obama to Remove Medical Marijuana From List of Scheduled Drugs

Three times each day, 19-year-old Katie Solman of Bangor, Maine adds drops of a medical marijuana tincture into a cup of juice or tea and swallows it. Solman and her...
By: NY Farmer
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April 14, 2014
04/14/2014
More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

More States Move Forward With CBD-Only Measures, But Will They Help Patients?

Lawmakers in Alabama and Utah recently approved legislation seeking to authorize the physician-supervised use of varieties of cannabis and/or extracts high in the non-psychotropic cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Both measures,...
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds OK Pot Background Checks by Washington State

Feds OK Pot Background Checks by Washington State

After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to a FBI database, so it can conduct nationwide background...
By: NY Farmer
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April 11, 2014
04/11/2014
Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

Feds Seize San Francisco Medical Marijuana Club

A medical marijuana dispensary told a federal judge that the U.S. government may have bamboozled it in a forfeiture order against its landlord. Uncle Sam filed a...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Smarter Sentencing Act Picks Up More GOP Cosponsors

Smarter Sentencing Act Picks Up More GOP Cosponsors

A sentencing reform measure pending in Congress has picked up more support from four more Republican members of the House this month. The Smarter Sentencing Act (House Resolution 3382/Senate...
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April 10, 2014
04/10/2014
Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

Eric Holder Testifies Before Congressional Committee, Fields Questions on Pot (Video)

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder faced tough questioning from the House Judiciary Committee this week about the federal government’s marijuana stance. The committee specifically pressed Holder on marijuana’s classification...
By: NY Farmer
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April 7, 2014
04/07/2014
Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Eric Holder Would Be ‘Glad to Work With Congress’ to Reschedule Marijuana

Under the federal Controlled Substances Act, the attorney general has the authority to “remove any drug or other substance from the schedules if he finds that the...
By: NY Farmer
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April 3, 2014
04/03/2014
Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

Obama Needs to Slap Down His Rogue DEA Chief

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart told a congressional committee today her agency is “fighting back” against Justice Department policies tolerating marijuana in states where it is legal. The...
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March 31, 2014
03/31/2014
Congressional Research Service Discusses Dangers of Marijuana Prohibition

Congressional Research Service Discusses Dangers of Marijuana Prohibition

It’s a sobering thing to hear the Congressional Research Service accurately talk about the penalties of violating federal marijuana laws. Usually, they try to sugar coat things and act...
By: NY Farmer
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March 27, 2014
03/27/2014
Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Pre-Paid Weed Smart Cards Are Coming

Since recreational marijuana sales began in Colorado, dispensaries have been forced to operate as a cash-only business. This has created a risky situation, a veritable crapshoot that...
By: NY Farmer
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March 25, 2014
03/25/2014
Will the Justice Department Crack Down on Medical Marijuana?

Will the Justice Department Crack Down on Medical Marijuana?

Washington’s legislature ended its session without new restrictions on medical marijuana. The Justice Department indicated in a memo that it would allow legalization to proceed only if...
By: NY Farmer
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March 24, 2014
03/24/2014
Marijuana Industry Finds Unlikely New Allies in Conservatives

Marijuana Industry Finds Unlikely New Allies in Conservatives

The work is largely about the federal government unnecessarily stifling an industry’s growth. Conservatives should be troubled when companies can’t claim tax deductions or keep cash in...
By: NY Farmer
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March 21, 2014
03/21/2014
Why Dianne Feinstein Opposes Marijuana Legalization

Why Dianne Feinstein Opposes Marijuana Legalization

California’s senior senator, Dianne Feinstein, has joined Governor Jerry Brown in voicing her disapproval of marijuana legalization. “The risk of people using marijuana and driving is very substantial,”...
By: NY Farmer
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March 19, 2014
03/19/2014
Why National Marijuana Legalization Will Happen, in One Chart

Why National Marijuana Legalization Will Happen, in One Chart

In a Pew Research Center poll, Millennials overwhelmingly support marijuana legalization at a stunning 69% rate, more than double their support since 2005. Older generations changed their...
By: NY Farmer
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Feds Approve University of Arizona Medical Marijuana Study on PTSD

Feds Approve University of Arizona Medical Marijuana Study on PTSD

The LA Times reports that the Obama administration handed backers of medical marijuana a significant victory last Friday, opening the way for a University of Arizona researcher to examine whether cannabis...
By: Moirai
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Potcoin : Cryptocurrency for Mary Jane

Bitcoins, Bitcoins, Bitcoins… Ya know the anonymous drug money for nerds, backed by the asshole twins that screwed Zuckerberg. Cryptocurrency, or the idea of paying for things...
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March 18, 2014
03/18/2014
California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

California Legalization Is Coming, But What Path Will It Take?

The Leaf Online asks, with four marijuana legalization initiatives vying for the California ballot, one thing is clear: All four reforms are better than the state’s current prohibition. The...
By: NY Farmer
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March 14, 2014
03/14/2014
Why Marijuana Is Still Off-Limits for Researchers in Colorado

Why Marijuana Is Still Off-Limits for Researchers in Colorado

Researchers at Institutions of higher education have an obligation to comply with federal drug laws as a condition of receiving grant funding or other financial assistance under...
By: NY Farmer
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March 11, 2014
03/11/2014
“The New Jim Crow” Author Michelle Alexander Talks Race and Drug War

“The New Jim Crow” Author Michelle Alexander Talks Race and Drug War

On Thursday, Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling and galvanizing The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness sat down with poet/activist Asha Bandele of the Drug Policy...
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