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Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Federal Cannabis Prohibition

A United States District Judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to overturn federal cannabis prohibition.

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Congress to Change Federal Marijuana Laws

Nevada Lawmakers Urge Congress to Change Federal Marijuana Laws

Nevada lawmakers said Tuesday that Congress must address federal marijuana laws following a decision by the Trump administration to lower the barrier on federal prosecutions in states that have decriminalized use for medical and recreational purposes.

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement

Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Justice today issued a memo on federal marijuana enforcement policy announcing a return to the rule of law and the rescission of previous guidance documents. Since the passage of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) in 1970, Congress has generally prohibited the cultivation, distribution, and possession of marijuana.

New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

New Veterans Affairs Rules Allow Docs to Talk About Medical Marijuana

Doctors and pharmacists at the Veterans Affairs Department have been cleared to talk about the pluses and minuses of medical marijuana use with vets who ask about the drug.

Coloradan Members of Congress Intro Bill to Respect State Marijuana Laws

Coloradan Members of Congress Intro Bill to Respect State Marijuana Laws

On May 18, 2017, Colorado Reps. Diana DeGette and Mike Coffman introduced legislation to protect state marijuana laws from federal interference. If passed, the bill, “Respect States’ and Citizens’ Rights Act of 2017,” would amend the Controlled Substances Act so that the federal government could not use the CSA to preempt state marijuana laws.

Congressman to Hold Press Conference on Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017

Congressman to Talk Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act

On May 15, 2017, Congressman Tom Garrett, R-Va., announced that he is going to hold a press conference outside of the U.S. Capitol on May 17 to discuss H.R. 1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.

Rep. Garrett to Hold Press Conference on Federal Marijuana Deregulation Legislation

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett shared a reminder with details for a press conference highlighting H.R. 1227 – the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017.

Congressman Perry Introduces Bill to Help Epileptic Children

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Continuing his fight to help families with children suffering from debilitating forms of epilepsy, Congressman Scott Perry joined with Senator Corey Gardner (R-CO) to reintroduce the Charlotte’s Web Medical Access Act of 2017.

Colorado Supreme Court: Cops do Not Have to Return Confiscated Pot From Failed Cases

Colorado Supreme Court: Cops do Not Have to Return Confiscated Pot

When a drug case fails in Colorado, law enforcement officers do not have to return confiscated marijuana because doing so would be a violation of federal law, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled on Jan. 23, 2017. The decision overruled the Colorado Court of Appeals, which had said Colorado Springs police must return marijuana to Robert Crouse, who was arrested on drug charges on May 5, 2011.

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Patient Advocacy Group Releases Comparative Analysis of DEA Marijuana Scheduling Decision

WASHINGTON, Sept. 1, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) disseminated a report comparing the body of research the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) used as a basis for their decision to keep cannabis (marijuana) as a Schedule I substance.

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Gov. Inslee Statement on DEA’s Marijuana Decision

OLYMPIA, Wash., Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Gov. Jay Inslee issued a statement today on the Drug Enforcement Agency’s decision today not to reschedule marijuana in its listing of illegal substances under the federal Controlled Substances Act.

Democratic Party Calls for Marijuana Legalization in Platform Draft

Democratic Party Calls for Marijuana Legalization in Platform Draft

On July 9, 2016, the Democratic Party endorsed an amendment in its party platform for the removal of marijuana from the list of Schedule I narcotics in the Controlled Substances Act, as well as providing a path for the federal legalization of marijuana.

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100+ Cannabis Business Leaders on Capitol Hill for NCIA’s Annual Lobby Days

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Next week, cannabis industry leaders from across the country will travel to Washington, D.C., for the National Cannabis Industry Association’s sixth annual Lobby Days.

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What’s the Reality of Removing Cannabis from Schedule I?

Now that 23 states have legalized cannabis for medical use and more appear likely to do so in 2016, the conflict between federal and state laws has become especially glaring. Would it not make sense, as advocates have been arguing for years, to either re-schedule or de-schedule cannabis?

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No Bankruptcy Relief For Marijuana Businesses

Starting over in the world of legal marijuana can be very difficult because, as the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently confirmed, there is no bankruptcy relief for marijuana businesses. Without that option, a business failure can mean permanent financial ruin for the cannabis entrepreneur.

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World Hemp Oil Launches Legal CBD Oil

In the United States, there is a growing trend of state legislatures that are legalizing limited versions of medical marijuana. These states, such as Florida, legalized a non-psychoactive strand of marijuana that only contains the chemical CBD.

Federal Medical Cannabis Legalization Efforts in Congress Motivates Crown Baus Capital to Initiate its Cannabis Drug Development Program With State-by-State Legal Resources

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Crown Baus Capital Corp. (OTC: CBCA), a global acquisition-based conglomerate targeting five primary industries: high-tech incubation, drug development, entertainment/media, education, and financial services, sees this week’s Congressional efforts to amend the Controlled Substances Act to permit medical use of cannabis on a nationwide basis as history in the making.

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CBD-Only Cannabis Bill in Congress

Another bipartisan pro-cannabis bill is making its way through the House of Representatives. Similar to laws passed in Georgia and Florida, the “Charlotte’s Web Medical Hemp Act of 2014,” would legalize the use of medical cannabis in children suffering from severe epileptic seizures.

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Tax Burden for Canna-businesses

The IRS problems faced by marijuana businesses can really only be solved one way: by changing the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug under federal law. Doing so will unbind the hands of the IRS to relax their penalties, and it may make it easier for businesses to work with banks.


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