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Donald Trump adds another marijuana opponent to his Cabinet

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, a position that could offer the anti-marijuana legislator more control over medical access to the drug. Although federal regulation of illicit drugs rests primarily with the Justice Department, the HHS secretary holds some powers that could restrict how […]

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Categories: Commentary, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Politics

Marijuana votes put pressure on US government

A disparate group of some two dozen people are relaxing – that is definitely the word – on plush benches which run along the sides of the vehicle. They are not here to gaze at the Rocky Mountains. These tourists have come to the Mile High City to get stoned. “Ready to get high,” ask […]

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Categories: Commentary, Federal, Legalization, Recreational

How the federal war on marijuana is hurting veterans

The American Legion, a group representing 2.4 million U.S. military veterans, has called on Congress to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 of the federal Controlled Substances Act and “reclassify it in a category that, at a minimum will recognize cannabis as a drug with potential medical value.” In a resolution passed at the Legion’s annual convention last week, the organization said it hopes […]

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Categories: Federal, Legalization, Medical Benefits, Politics, PTSD, Veterans

Court Upholds Ban on Gun Sales to Marijuana Card Holders

A federal ban on the sale of guns to holders of medical marijuana cards doesn’t violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court said Wednesday. The ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco came in a lawsuit filed by S. Rowan Wilson, a Nevada woman who said she tried to […]

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Categories: Federal, Legislation

The Marijuana Industry Pulls Victory From the Jaws of a DEA Defeat

Despite the DEA’s failure to reschedule marijuana, the cannabis industry has plenty of positives to look forward to. August began with plenty of promise for the marijuana industry, but those high hopes went up in smoke on Aug. 11, when the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency released its long-awaited decision on whether it would reclassify marijuana. […]

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Categories: DEA, Federal, Legalization, Legislation

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