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New Federalism Fund

Business Leaders Form New Group to Support State-Based Cannabis Trade

Business Leaders Form New Group to Support State-Based Cannabis Trade

DENVER, March 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A coalition of companies related to the legal cannabis industry have announced the formation of the New Federalism Fund (NFF), an effort dedicated to working with Congress and the administration to protect current state-based regulatory systems for the legal cannabis industry.

Boulder District Attorney Named One of Trump’s Marijuana Advisors

Boulder District Attorney Named One of Trump’s Marijuana Advisors

Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said he is the only active prosecutor from Colorado in the group of prosecutors from across the country who will help advise the Donald Trump administration on marijuana policies.

New Mexico

Bureaucratic Delays Keep Patients From Medical Pot in New Mexico

In New Mexico, the Department of Health is taking longer than legally allowed to approve applications for medical marijuana cards. While the law requires the state’s work on applications to be completed within 30 days, the Department of Health currently is taking more than 60 days, according to the Drug Policy Alliance.

Americans for Safe Access Opioid Veterans Senate Committee

US House of Representatives Approves Amendment to Create Access for Veterans to Medical-Cannabis

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Veterans Equal Access Amendment (VEAA) to the FY2017 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs (MilConVA) Appropriations bill, which sets the budget for the Veterans Administration (VA).

Mexico

Congress of Mexico Announces Hearing on Recreational Legalization

On Dec. 27, 2015, Jesus Zambrano, President of Mexico’s Chamber of Deputies, a house in the country’s Congress, issued a press release announcing that the Congress of Mexico will have a hearing on the issue of recreational marijuana legalization.

city council

Congress Adopts Significant Drug Policy Reforms in New Spending Bill

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2015 /Weed Wire/ — Congress passed a must-pass spending bill this morning that contained various drug policy reforms; including language that stops the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice from spending money to block the implementation of state medical marijuana laws.


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