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Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Weed Policy

WASHINGTON —Jeff Sessions, theU.S.Attorney General,hasrescindedthe federal policy which prevented federal law enforcementfromprosecutingin states with legal marijuana. The Obama-era policy left legalized marijuana states to regulate and enforce statelaws individually.Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote the Cole Memo in 2013, which stipulated that the federal government would permit states to establish local laws without interference. The […]

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Oregon Lawmakers to the Federal Government: Reschedule Marijuana

A bipartisan group of Oregon lawmakers joined legislators from across the country on Monday in calling for the federal government to reclassify marijuana so it’s no longer a Schedule 1 drug. If the federal governmentwere to heed the request, it could ease restrictions on cannabis research and banking in states that have legalized the drug. […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Marijuana Industry, Oregon, Politics

Feds Visit Colorado to Research Marijuana Regulation, Black Market, Enforcement

Agents for DOJ, Office for National Drug Control Policy get first-hand look at state’s regulatory regime; topic of immediate or future federal enforcement activities not broached. Colorado officials who oversee the state's marijuana agencies are sharing details about a fact-finding visit earlier this week by federal law enforcement and drug policy administrators. Five representatives from […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Federal, Politics

In Vermont, Students And Lawmakers Are Getting The Facts On Cannabis

As U.S. business and government continue to butt heads over medicinal cannabis, some educational institutions are turning to science to help elevate and inform the conversation. Helping blaze the trail toward cannabis’ acceptance in academia is none other than the University of Vermont, which now offers a range of college-level coursework and training on the […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Legalization, Politics, Vermont

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