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FDA Seeking Public Comments On CBD

FDA Seeking Public Comments On CBD

On Regulations.Gov, right now, the Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is soliciting public comments with regard to the therapeutic utility and abuse liability of various controlled substances, including cannabidiol (CBD).

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Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

August 28, 2017
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Congressman O’Rourke Introduces Amendment To End Arbitrary License Suspensions

This amendment is similar to the Better Drive Act, which Congressman O’Rourke introduced in April. The Better Drive Act removes the federal mandate that demands states to suspend the driver’s license of individuals with a marijuana possession conviction. Currently, any drug conviction, regardless of whether or not the motor vehicle was involved, results in...

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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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A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

A Victory Over Some Illegal “Drug Courier Profile” Traffic Stops in Illinois

The high court found that the prosecutor did not have the legal authority to hire his own people to drive up and down the highways, making traffic stops and searching vehicles for drugs.

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The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Be A Death Sentence

The Smell Of Marijuana Should Not Be A Death Sentence

Too often we hear of violence being perpetrated by officers of the state against our fellow citizens on the basis of similarly irrational claims. Philando Castile is the name we must speak today, but sadly there are countless others, particularly people of color, who have fallen victims to or as a result of this...

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The Smell Of Marijuana Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

The Smell Of Marijuana Shouldn’t Be A Death Sentence

Philando Castile was shot and killed by a Minnesota police officer during a traffic stop last year. This week we learned that the officer rationalized his actions by claiming that the alleged smell of "burnt marijuana” made him fear for his own life.

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Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it's posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs

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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

May 11, 2017
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New Hampshire: Decriminalization Passes Senate, Soon Heads To Governor To Sign

After years of stonewalling by former leadership, we commend lawmakers for finally correcting this injustice. Once law, Granite state residents will be one step closer to being able to truly 'Live Free’ and not just 'live free, but potentially be incarcerated.

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Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended

Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended

The decision to reauthorize the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment language illustrates both compassion and common sense when it comes to marijuana policy. Now, the majority of states and over 90 percent of the public approves of the use of marijuana as a medicine and Congress should not stand in the way of these reforms.

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