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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the Sensible Enforcement Of Cannabis Act which would essentially codify the protections that were outlined in the now-rescinded Cole Memo. 

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Thousands Of Californians To Have Their Marijuana Convictions Dismissed

February 1, 2018
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Thousands Of Californians To Have Their Marijuana Convictions Dismissed

San Francisco city officials announced plans yesterday to begin reviewing and automatically expunging thousands of past marijuana possession convictions.

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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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Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

January 19, 2018
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Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a bipartisan special order on Wednesday, January 17th to address the implications surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo. Simply put, a special order is a practice in congress where a member is able to speak on any topic they wish after the House of...

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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

January 18, 2018
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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

The measure restricts civil asset forfeiture funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program. The bill would prohibit the transfer of property that would be used for cannabis eradication from a federal or state/local agency and ensures precious federal resources are not wasted on marijuana eradication.

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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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ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

ACLU of Georgia Takes A Case For Peachtree NORML

In June of 2016 members of Peachtree NORML began a practice of visiting official law enforcement Facebook pages when marijuana bust “brag” posts were put up. We began expressing our opinions on those posts. Those opinions were often deleted from these official pages and the citizens making them were blocked from commenting. These actions...

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Buffalo/Western New York: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested For Minor Marijuana Offenses

Buffalo/Western New York: Blacks Disproportionately Arrested For Minor Marijuana Offenses

African Americans in the city of Buffalo (population 257,000) are disproportionately arrested for low-level marijuana possession offenses, according to an analysis of arrest data by the advocacy group Partnership for the Public Good. “he disparities in the number of marijuana possession arrests cannot be explained by a higher use among black or...

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We Need Your Help to Protect Patients from Jeff Sessions

We Need Your Help to Protect Patients from Jeff Sessions

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict their use of funding to go after state-legal medical marijuana programs.

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant.

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