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Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains in Effect

Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains in Effect

Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains in Effect

Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing

Organization in Ohio Is the New Holder of a DEA Marijuana Research License

Organization in Ohio Is the New Holder of a DEA Marijuana Research License

While the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s marijuana research license isn’t awarded lightly, an Ohio-based organization was recently awarded a Schedule I Researcher license by the DEA to study the effects of marijuana.

Battelle

Battelle Receives DEA Approval for Marijuana Research

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Battelle announced today that it was awarded a Schedule I Researcher license by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), paving the way for the leading research and development organization to conduct marijuana research with human subjects.

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

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.

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on 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.

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

Sen. Cory Booker Says Marijuana Should be Legal in America

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.

Officials In Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted To Decriminalize Marijuana

Officials in Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

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.

Florida Congressman Introduces Legislation to Reschedule Cannabis

Florida Congressman Introduces Legislation to Reschedule Cannabis

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.

Defendant in Opioid Kickback Case Claims Right to Smoke Pot

Defendant in Opioid Kickback Case Claims Right to Smoke Pot

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

Federal marijuana ban deters insurers as U.S. states legalize

Federal Marijuana Ban Deters Insurers as U.S. States Legalize

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.

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Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) Statement:DEA Denies Petition to Reschedule Cannabis;CBA Calls For The Plant to Be De-Scheduled

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.

National Cannabis Industry Association NCIA and Gillibrand

NCIA Provides Testimony for Today’s Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Medical Marijuana

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.

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.

Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

Democratic Senators Push DEA to Downgrade Marijuana Classification

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 — Section 280E and Tax Efficient Structuring

Recreational Cannabis — Section 280E and Tax Efficient Structuring

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).

Schweder

Big Disappointment in Schweder

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.

Tax Wrench

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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