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It Was A Big Week For Marijuana In America

It Was A Big Week For Marijuana In America

Valentines Day week 2018 saw a tremendous amount of activity when it came to addressing our nations failed policy of marijuana prohibition. From new federal legislation being introduced to two federal lawsuits having hearings, plus a number of members of Congress, old allies and new stepping up to demand the Trump Administration continue to allow...

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New Federal Legislation To Protect Legal Marijuana States And Businesses

New Federal Legislation To Protect Legal Marijuana States And Businesses

Representative Lou Correa (D-CA) has introduced the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. 

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Update: Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments In Washington, et.al v. Sessions

Update: Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments In Washington, et.al v. Sessions

Today, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismiss Washington, et.al v. Sessions, et.al, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. The federal government argued to have the...

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Travel Writer and Television Host Rick Steves Briefed Congress On Marijuana Policy

Travel Writer and Television Host Rick Steves Briefed Congress On Marijuana Policy

Yesterday on Capitol Hill, bestselling guidebook author and travel host Rick Steves held two briefings to address marijuana prohibition to a gathering of members of Congress and their staff. Inspired by Europe's pragmatic approach to drug policy, with success measured by harm reduction rather than incarceration, Steves said that he is motivated to speak in...

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, Again

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended, Again

After a brief government shutdown, congressional leadership voted to enact a six-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through March 23, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date.

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House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

Earlier today in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

Earlier today in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. 

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54 Senators And Representatives To President Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise

54 Senators And Representatives To President Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise

On Wednesday, January 24th, fifty-four members of Congress representing both political parties sent a letter to President Trump denouncing the recent rescinding of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

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What The Government Shutdown Means For Marijuana

What The Government Shutdown Means For Marijuana

Temporary medical cannabis patient protections that have been imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment have now expired with the rest of government spending.

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Just Introduced: The Marijuana Justice Act is in the House

Just Introduced: The Marijuana Justice Act is in the House

Today, Representative Barbara Lee of California along with over a dozen original co-sponsors have introduced the Marijuana Justice Act into the House of Representatives.

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