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Trump and Sessions are at Odds Over Prosecuting Legal Marijuana States

While candidate Donald Trump promised toprotect medical marijuana on the campaign trail, President Trump's Justice Department wants to be more aggressive against state-legal marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA). Attorney General Jeff Sessionspersonally asked Congress for fundsto prosecute medical marijuana cases in states where it is legal. The legal sale of recreational marijuana remains […]

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Categories: Crime, DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Jail Time, Legislation

Congress Gives Medical Marijuana Users a Good Reason to Be Paranoid

The legal medical marijuana market took a major hit on Wednesday, after the U.S. House Rules Committee blocked an amendment for medical marijuana protections from the House's 2018 budget bill. In 2014 Congress passed the Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment, prohibiting the U.S. Department of Justice from spending federal dollars to enforce the federal prohibition laws in states […]

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Categories: DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Medical, medical marijuana

Colorado Defends Its Legal Marijuana Program In Strong Letter To Jeff Sessions

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman (R)mounted a vigorous defense of their state's legalized and regulated marijuana program Thursday, replying to a critical letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that was directed at states that have legalized marijuana for recreational purposes. Hickenlooper and Coffman, ina response letterdated Thursday, tell Sessions that […]

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Categories: Colorado, DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation

Grand Rapids News Arrested Marijuana Dispensary Owner Says Michigan Raids Hurt Patients

GAYLORD, MI — A marijuana dispensary owner who is among multiple people facing criminal charges following raids of dispensaries in Northern Michigan is speaking out. Chad Morrow, owner of Cloud 45 dispensary, said he was arrested following police raids at his business and four others in Gaylord on Monday, July 24. A demonstration was held […]

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Categories: DEA, Dispensaries, Enforcement, Jail Time, Medical, Michigan

‘Marijuana Justice Act’ Would End Weed Prohibition Throughout The Land

Presented today, a new congressionalbill aims to get government and cannabis on the same side of the law by ending a decades-long federal ban on the plant. Introduced by New Jersey SenatorCory Booker, the ‘Marijuana Justice Act of 2017‘ seeks to end federal prohibition of cannabis and address the impacts that such prohibition continues to […]

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