Monthly Archives: January 2018

Good riddance to the Cole Memo

January 10, 2018
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Good riddance to the Cole Memo

There’s been a lot of talk about how Attorney General Jeff Sessions has eliminated the Cole Memo – an advisory document intended to reduce the focus on federal prosecutions of state-legal cannabis operations as long as a list of guidelines were followed.

In reality, the Cole Memo was limited, vague, and had no force...

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Vermont Senate Approves Legalization of Marijuana Possession and Cultivation, Awaits Governor’s Signature

January 10, 2018
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Today, the Vermont state Senate approved a measure that would legalize the possession and limited home cultivation of marijuana. Under this legislation, H. 511, individuals 21 years of age or older would be able to possess up to one ounce of marijuana and cultivate a limited amount for personal use.

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New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

January 9, 2018
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New Hampshire House Votes to Legalize Marijuana Possession and Cultivation

This morning, in a direct rebuke to the bluster coming from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted 207 to 139 in favor of a measure that would legalize the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of marijuana and the cultivation of 3 mature plants for adults...

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Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

At an event over the weekend, Kansas State Representative Steve Alfond (R) defended the continuation of marijuana prohibition by reverting to the kind of overtly racist rhetoric originally deployed by Henry Anslinger when this failed policy was first implemented.

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Kansas State Representative Defends Prohibition, Goes Full Racist

At an event over the weekend, Kansas State Representative Steve Alfond (R) defended the continuation of marijuana prohibition by reverting to the kind of overtly racist rhetoric originally deployed by Henry Anslinger when this failed policy was first implemented.

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Democrats and Republicans Reject Recent Action by AG Sessions

Democrats and Republicans Reject Recent Action by AG Sessions

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle strongly rejected a recent move by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crackdown on states that have legalized marijuana.

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Oklahoma: Voters To Decide In June On Sweeping Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Oklahoma: Voters To Decide In June On Sweeping Medical Marijuana Ballot Initiative

Oklahoma voters will decide this June on State Question 788 -- a statewide ballot measure legalizing the use, cultivation, and distribution of medical cannabis to qualified patients.

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Vermont State House Passes Marijuana Legalization

Vermont State House Passes Marijuana Legalization

Just hours after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded Obama-era guidelines instructing US attorneys to take a ‘hands off’ approach in states with legal marijuana regulations, lawmakers in the Vermont state House voted to legalize the personal possession and home cultivation of marijuana by a vote of 81 to 63.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana

January 4, 2018
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to rescind the Department of Justice’s policy towards state-legal marijuana.

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Study: Marijuana Use Not Linked With Reduced Motivation

Study: Marijuana Use Not Linked With Reduced Motivation

Neither the occasional nor the heavy use of marijuana by adolescents is associated with decreased motivation, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the journal Substance Use & Misuse. Authors reported: “After controlling for confounds, no significant differences were observed between regular and light users on any motivation index."

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