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Sen. Orrin Hatch is suggesting that federal prohibition could be preventing key research into the effectiveness of medical marijuana. A century of misinformation and propaganda has made it hard for marijuana to be fully recognized for its potential as a...
A recent proposal by the Michigan authorities to immediately shut down all medical marijuana dispensaries before official licensing of shops begins has been pushed back to December 15. Recently, we reported on a plan to temporarily close all medical marijuana...
Luis Quintana Alvarez, a DACA recipient faces deportation after being arrested for possessing one gram of marijuana. A majority of Americans support the idea of legalized marijuana and the federal DACA program. Yet, a teen who faces deportation over possession of...
Medical marijuana patients and industry members could lose their protection against federal prosecution. Last night, the medical marijuana community received disappointing news. The House Committee on Rules rejected a chance to uphold the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment (formerly Rohrabacher-Farr). This amendment stands as the...
Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz says that "no one should be afraid to do research on medical cannabis.”  U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has come up with a proposal that would stop the Department of Justice (DOJ) from prosecuting medical marijuana...
Smart Approaches to Marijuana is calling for federal authorities to prosecute members of the marijuana industry. Recently, United States Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, sent letters to Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and Oregon criticizing how the states are overseeing recreational marijuana programs. The...
If Beth Harwell is elected as governor of Tennessee, medical marijuana could become a reality. Legal medical marijuana could expand to a new state, and it is not in a liberal stronghold somewhere out west or in the northeast. Tennessee...
SACRAMENTO—California Senate Bill 162 on Thursday was placed in suspense, awaiting review by the California State Assembly Appropriations committee. If passed through by Appropriations, the bill would then go on to be voted on in the House. SB 162, authored...
Colorado is fighting back against a letter from Jeff Sessions criticizing the state's marijuana laws. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman have joined Oregon, Alaska, and Washington in pushing back against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent letter...
Senator Cory Booker is leading the most recent charge to reform federal marijuana laws. Although the Trump administration, especially Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is against marijuana reform, not everyone in the federal government wants to see a return to the...

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