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Medical Marijuana Protections Offered Again, But Will They Receive A Vote?

Medical Marijuana Protections Offered Again, But Will They Receive A Vote?

This week, Representatives Dana Rohrabacher, Earl Blumenauer, and allies in the House of Representatives have again offered the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment to protect lawful state medical marijuana programs from the federal government. Now, Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions may deny the democratic process and not allow the amendment to be considered for a full vote...

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HUD Secretary Ben Carson Spreads Marijuana Myths

HUD Secretary Ben Carson Spreads Marijuana Myths

Giving remarks to the Native American Housing Association, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson strayed into the marijuana reform debate. Unfortunately, the doctor did not know his facts.

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Court Case Highlights Need For Continued Federal Protections

Court Case Highlights Need For Continued Federal Protections

Last week, a US District Court blocked federal prosecutors from continuing a case against a medical marijuana cultivation company as a result of the current, albeit limited, congressional protections from the Department of Justice.

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Washington State Responds To Attorney General Sessions’ Veiled Threats

Washington State Responds To Attorney General Sessions’ Veiled Threats

Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a July 24 letter from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which Sessions' made multiple allegations all based on a single misleading 2016 report.

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress

SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress

This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government.

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Commission On Opioid Crisis To Trump: Declare Emergency, Ignore Science

Commission On Opioid Crisis To Trump: Declare Emergency, Ignore Science

The initial recommendations are completely silent to the fact that medical marijuana access is associated with reduced rates of opioid use and abuse, opioid-related hospitalizations, opioid-related traffic fatalities, and opioid-related overdose deaths.

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Senate Committee Passes Amendment To Protect Medical Marijuana

Senate Committee Passes Amendment To Protect Medical Marijuana

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) successfully offered and passed the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment in the Senate Appropriations Committee to protect lawful medical marijuana programs from the Department of Justice.

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Vote Expected Tomorrow On Medical Marijuana

Vote Expected Tomorrow On Medical Marijuana

Tomorrow, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have to decide: Will they protect our nation’s over 2 million lawful medical marijuana patients or subject them to the wrath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

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Vote Expected Tomorrow On Medical Marijuana

Vote Expected Tomorrow On Medical Marijuana

Tomorrow, the Senate Appropriations Committee will have to decide: Will they protect our nation’s over 2 million lawful medical marijuana patients or subject them to the wrath of Attorney General Jeff Sessions?

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House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments

House Committee Blocks Veterans Equal Access Amendments

Rep. Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, the amendments lead sponsor, testified before the committee that it was “a critical area of literally life and death.”

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