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Veteran sues police after SWAT team raided his legal Colorado marijuana grow

Cannabist - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 15:44
A former special forces infantryman, who won the Bronze Star and uses marijuana to treat PTSD after tours to Iraq and Bosnia, has sued the Fountain police SWAT team after officers raided his legal marijuana greenhouse.

Sessions wants to take your bank account for the cops

The Leaf Online - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:43

Do you have money in the bank but have not been charged with any crime? Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a new Department of Justice policy that increases the ability of state and local law enforcement to take your money via civil forfeiture for profit, also known as legalized theft. His July 2017 policy memo […]

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Charges dropped against weed activist who gave out joints in front of Capitol

Cannabist - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:25
Adam Eidinger, a marijuana activist in the District of Columbia who helped spearhead the city's legalization efforts, faced misdemeanor possession charges for allegedly carrying 78 joints that day.

Nevada weed distribution crisis averted, again... for now

Cannabist - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 14:11
CARSON CITY, Nev. -- A judge cleared the way Thursday for Nevada to allow more businesses to move marijuana from growers to stores in an effort to keep up with overwhelming demand since recreational pot sales began last month. Carson City District Judge James Russell lifted an order blocking regulators…

Utah Campaign To Launch 2018 Signature Drive For Medical Cannabis Ballot Initiative

Weed News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 13:40
The campaign to place a medical cannabis initiative on the November 2018 ballot will hold a news conference on Thursday to announce the official launch of signature gathering efforts. The event will...

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The Sessions Letters: Read the U.S. attorney general's missives to the first four states to legalize marijuana

Cannabist - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:01
In April, the governors of the first four states to legalize recreational marijuana asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to "engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems." Sessions responded at the end of July with four letters addressed to the governors of Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and…

CN ON: Policy Lessons Re: Pot In The Workplace

MAP - Cannabis - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:00
The Daily Press, 17 Aug 2017 - Timmins business owners had pot on the mind Wednesday morning. About 40 people sat in on a presentation by lawyer Carly Stringer in the Schumacher Lions Den in the McIntyre Centre. The event, organized by the Timmins Chamber of Commerce, focused on employer and employee obligations and rights regarding marijuana in the workplace.

CN BC: Health Authority Issues New Opioid Plan

MAP - Cannabis - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 07:00
Globe and Mail, 17 Aug 2017 - The BC Centre for Disease Control issued a bold set of recommendations to address the province's unparalleled overdose crisis that includes providing drug users with clean opioids to take home and inject or allowing them to grow their own opium. The recommendations, if adopted, would push British Columbia closer to essentially legalizing and regulating the use of drugs beyond marijuana - something many of the province's top drug policy and public-health experts have called for. It has taken on a new urgency, they say, with fentanyl's domination of the illicit drug supply, which has led to a dramatic surge in overdose deaths.

WA Governor and AG To Jeff Sessions: Get A Clue About Marijuana Legalization

Toke Signals - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 03:56

Attorney General Jeff Sessions may think he’s got a tough gig. Being subject to frequent daily humiliation by his boss, Donald Trump, could certainly create a stressful work environment. Now Sessions’ criticisms of Washington state’s legal marijuana program has gotten the Attorney General in hot water with the Washington Governor Jay Inslee and state Attorney […]

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Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on cannabis regulation in letter to Alaska

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:27
Attorney General Jeff Sessions' letter to Alaska's governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states.

Arkansas has 32 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs. No one wants one

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 21:23
Demand for permission to use, grow and sell medical marijuana in Arkansas is low as the state reaches the halfway point for the application period.

Alaska and Washington govs push back on Sessions' marijuana enforcement letters

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:27
The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of their respective marijuana regulatory regimes

Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017

NORML Blog - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:23

Representatives Andy Harris, M.D. (R-MD-01), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR-03), H. Morgan Griffith (R-VA-09), and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA-19) introduced H.R. 3391: The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017.

This Act amends the federal law to facilitate clinical investigations involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

As you may know, there are many benefits to medical cannabis. Those suffering from PTSD, Tourette’s Syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, and many other debilitating conditions have found relief because of medical marijuana.  

But, despite the fact that over 200 million Americans now have legal access to some form of medical marijuana, present regulations make clinical investigations involving cannabis needlessly onerous. Passage of this measure would expedite federal reviews of clinical protocols, provide greater access to scientists who wish to study the drug, and mandate an FDA review of the relevant science.

Please click HERE to contact your Representative and urge him/her to support this important measure.


High Demand and Regulatory Hurdles Hit Hawaiian Medical Cannabis Program

Weed News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:00
I suspect there are smirks emerging as some people are reading this article. “Welcome to the cannabis industry,” they might say. Just five short days following its opening days of sales, Hawaii...

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Will Canada's cannabis legalization alleviate the country's opioid crisis?

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:12
The opioid overdose epidemic in Canada is as serious as that in the United States. Scientific research indicates cannabis legalization could be a part of the solution.

Compassionate Oregon: Fighting for Cannabis Patient Rights

Weed News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:54
Compassionate Oregon is an organization that has been working tirelessly in Oregon to defend patients from rollbacks in the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP). The nonprofit has been an almost...

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Ski village seeks input on whether they should open weed shops

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:36
Snowmass town council members are seeking input on whether the Colorado ski town should allow marijuana stores in the village.

Michigan Marijuana Legalization Campaign To Cross 200k Signatures This Week

Weed News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:50
Actually, we’re more than halfway there. This week, we will pass the 200,000-signature mark – meaning we’re well on our way to reaching our goal of collecting 366,000 signatures. 252,523 of these...

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Murder suspect: I was too high to understand Miranda rights

Cannabist - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 13:47
A Massachusetts murder suspect who wants statements he made to police dismissed as evidence has told a judge that he was too high on drugs to understand his Miranda rights.

Medical Cannabis Commerce Starts in Hawaii

Weed News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 06:22
This week scored a mark in history for medical cannabis patients in the Aloha State. Initial sales went into effect on Tuesday on Maui and Wednesday on Oahu at two of the state-licensed dispensaries...

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