Medical marijuana may be legal in many states, but federally, it is still illegal. This means that banks run the risk of being charged with money laundering or other crimes for working with what the federal government considers an illicit activity. This creates a precarious situation where billions of dollars of state-licensed marijuana profits are handled almost exclusively in cash. What are the laws the set up this framework? What problems does this create? What is the solution?
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Under federal law, even legal marijuana is illegal. John Oliver explains why conflicting drug laws pose serious problems.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday made comments about marijuana that both ignited concern in some and sparked hope in others within the state of California.
Several states having new marijuana laws have left people wondering not only where they can smoke it, but where they can travel with it.
Supporters and opponents of marijuana legalization woke up to the news on Friday. Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions is Donald Trump’s choice as the nation’s top law enforcement official.
The Tennessee Attorney General released an opinion statement saying Metro Nashville’s marijuana decriminalization ordinance has got to go.
An upcoming ruling by the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Ninth Circuit could restrict the application of federal drug laws in states that allow medical marijuana. If the court rules to limit the application of federal laws, several Washington and California residents facing jail time under federal laws could see their convictions overturned.
Support for some form of legalization seems pretty broad, even if the coalition is strangely assembled of aging hippies, parents seeking medical treatment for desperately ill children and libertarians. The laws of the 23 states (including the District of Columbia), that permit some legal use of marijuana also protect different activities.