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Government Shutdown Could Allow Marijuana Crackdown

Government Shutdown Could Allow Marijuana Crackdown

Funding for the federal government is set to run out on Friday, unless Congress enacts a bill extending current spending levels. Also set to expire is a current rider that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical cannabis laws.

Blumenauer and Rohrabacher Statement on Extension of Critical Medical Marijuana Protections Through December 8

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, welcomed passage of legislation to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 8.

Reps. Blumenauer and Rohrabacher Statement on House Rules Committee Leadership Decision to Block Vote on Medical Marijuana Protections

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today condemned the decision by House Rules Committee leadership to block their amendment that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws.

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Agritek Holdings, Inc. Announces First Delivery Of MicroDose Oral Strips Brand To Dispensaries And Delivery Services Within California Market

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Agritek Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AGTK) www.AgritekHoldings.com, a fully integrated, active cannabis real estate investor and branding consultant in the legal cannabis sector today announced the Company’s first orders from its’ state licensed manufacturer for its brand “MicroDose” Oral Strips (www.microdosestrips.com) or “MD Strips” for the medicinal market of California.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes to Prevent DEA from Undermining State Medical Marijuana Laws

WASHINGTON, April 21, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — In yet another huge victory for marijuana reform, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted today by 21 to 8 to approve an amendment offered by Senator Mikulski (D-MD) to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference by the Department of Justice and Drug Enforcement Administration.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Veterans Access to Medical Marijuana

WASHINGTON, April 14, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment today, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend medical marijuana to their patients in states where medical marijuana is legal.


Could Legal Recreational Sales Begin in DC in 2016?

The Financial Services spending bill adopted by the Senate Appropriations Committee on July 23, 2015, omitted language that would ban regulated sales of marijuana in Washington, D.C.


Senate Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Amendment

The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment with a vote of 16-14 aimed at protecting marijuana businesses and allowing access to banking services. Federal agencies would not be able to use federal funds to punish financial institutions for doing business with the marijuana industry.


California Group Petitions Feinstein For Change on Drug Policy

An amendment protecting state medical marijuana programs from federal meddling passed the Senate Appropriations Committee by a vote of 21-9. Of those 9 “nays,” only one was from a Democrat—U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein from California. The Drug Policy Alliance hopes to sway the legislator’s opinion.


Veterans Still Denied Medical Marijuana, But Law Could Change

A study by the Veterans Administration reveals over 200,000 service men and women have post-traumatic stress disorder yet cannot get medical marijuana. But the Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a bill that would allow vets access to medicinal cannabis.


Pennsylvania Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

The Senate Law and Justice Committee voted unanimously today to approve a bill that would make it legal for seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions with recommendations from their doctors. This is the first time medical marijuana legislation has been considered in Pennsylvania. The bill is expected to go to the Senate Appropriations Committee for a vote next, before going to the full Senate.