On Sept. 21, 2017, the Tennessee medical cannabis task force, created by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State House Speaker Beth Harwell, met for the first time to discuss legalization.
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Last November, California voters approved a ballot measure to legalize marijuana. Now, the state’s lawmakers are formally calling on the federal government to reclassify marijuana.
Roger Stone is a top Republican strategist, lobbyist, and longtime advisor to Donald Trump. He’s known for getting down and dirty in his lobbying, and in fact, is the subject of the popular Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, that explores the life and career of strategy and public policy. Recently however, Stone has had a change of heart on one hot-button issue in modern politics: Marijuana.
In a Facebook live address, Cory Booker introduced legislation that would legalize pot at the federal level citing that current drug laws “are badly broken” and disproportionately hurt minority communities.
Former Jets defensive end Marvin Washington is now tackling Attorney General Jeff Sessions – suing the head of the U.S. Department of Justice to decriminalize marijuana.
Medical marijuana may be legal in Ohio and 28 other states, but the plant’s presence on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs has created numerous legal problems for doctors, researchers, businesses and patients.
Officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Barack Obama wanted to take a more lenient stance on marijuana, but they never made their case public.
Drug Enforcement Administration acting Chief Chuck Rosenberg reiterated an Obama-era stance Thursday that “marijuana is not medicine.”
Recreational marijuana is now legal in several U.S. states, and more than 20% of people over 21 years old in the country are allowed to smoke legally. CNN’s Cristina Alesci explains what you need to know about the future of the weed industry.
On April 6, 2017, United States Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., announced the introduction of a bill to reschedule cannabis from Schedule I to Schedule III, shifting it from a class of drugs categorized as having no medical benefit to a class of drugs categorized as having known medical benefits paired with low rates of abuse and dependence.
WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz and Democratic Congressman Darren Soto have joined forces in a bipartisan effort to make it easier for ill-patients and scientific and medical researchers to obtain marijuana.
In the world of television there is an unwritten rule that you should always assume the microphone is live. But during the College Football National Championship, ESPNU commentator and former basketball star Bill Walton forgot that rule.
These federal hurdles for legal marijuana are being addressed by proposals in Congress.
A U.S. ex-pharmaceutical sales representative accused of paying kickbacks to induce doctors to write prescriptions for an opioid drug is asserting he has a constitutional right to continue smoking marijuana so he can remain clear-headed for his defense. “It is a very creative defense,” said Keith Stroup, the legal counsel and founder of NORML, a…
The legal use of marijuana could increase substantially by the end of the year as several U.S. states, including California, vote on its use for recreational or medical purposes. This could open new markets for insurance coverage in areas including property and casualty and health.
DENVER, Aug. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement on the recent reports of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s denial of requests to reschedule Cannabis, currently a Schedule I drug.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton plans to reschedule marijuana if she is elected in November, according to a statement issued by the campaign.
On Aug. 11, 2016, the Drug Enforcement Agency announced that it would not reschedule marijuana. This announcement comes after months of rumors and speculation that the federal agency was preparing to change marijuana’s classification.
WASHINGTON, July 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing today at 2:30pm ET on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith was invited to submit written testimony to entered into the record of the hearing.
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.
A group of Democratic lawmakers is renewing pressure on the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove marijuana from its current position on a list of the most dangerous drugs, a category that includes heroin and ecstasy.
Recreational cannabis businesses operate in a world of conflicting state and federal laws. Several states have legalized recreational cannabis, yet, under federal law, cannabis remains an illegal Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Most doctors approach medical marijuana with a great deal of uncertainty, because drug laws have hindered researchers’ ability to figure out what pot can and can’t do for sick patients.
United States Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., is calling for a federal reclassification of marijuana.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on Congress to reschedule marijuana.
In a more minor part of legislative debates on medical marijuana, the [Utah] Senate passed SCR11 on Tuesday calling for Congress to reclassify marijuana to allow more research into its possible medical uses.
Right before Christmas, on Dec. 23, 2015, the DEA released a press release quietly announcing a new federal advancement on cannabinoid research.
On Nov. 7, 2015, at a democratic campaign event in South Carolina, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for additional research on medical marijuana.
A recent study seems to back up claims made by parents and patients that medical marijuana could help intractable seizures.
Being able to afford medication has always been a concern of the sick, and especially the poor and sick. As marijuana becomes the answer for more health problems, the same question applies, “How can I afford it?”
Why talk about due diligence? Two words: Bernie Madoff. So what does Bernie Madoff have to do with investing in cannabis? Everything!
On April 15, 2015, U.S. District Judge Kimberley Mueller denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case against them on the basis that their equal protection rights under the 14th Amendment had been violated because there is no rational basis for treating marijuana as a Schedule I substance.
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.
The Federal Government’s Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) budgeted 21 kilograms of marijuana for 2014, but it just bumped that up to 650 kilograms.