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Let Congress Hear From You (They Need Your Help)
Sep19

Let Congress Hear From You (They Need Your Help)

The U.S. Congress needs your help deciding what to do.  Keep reading, please: For the past two years, Congress has passed annual spending bills which included a provision protecting those who engage in the state-sanctioned use and dispensing of medical cannabis from undue prosecution by the Department of Justice. However, members of Congress have yet to taken action to reauthorize this provision and therefore the law is set to expire...

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Re-Legalized Cannabis Becoming Less Available to Youth
Sep12

Re-Legalized Cannabis Becoming Less Available to Youth

A central argument in favor of re-legalizing cannabis is that, when available in a regulated market for those of age, youth will find cannabis harder to obtain.  Offered as evidence — When’s the last time you saw a kid leave the convenience store with a pack of smokes, or walk out of a state liquor store carrying a purchase?  Here’s more: Investigators from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services...

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Who Wants to Grow for the DEA?
Sep09

Who Wants to Grow for the DEA?

[Hail Mary Jane is following this story]  First the DEA decided not to re-schedule cannabis, then they said they wanted new people to grow more cannabis for research purposes.  Next? A report by Stat News has found little interest from a dozen agricultural colleges to grow cannabis at the behest of the Drug Enforcement Agency, following an announcement by the agency that they would expand their federally sanctioned research program....

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9th Circuit Court, “No Guns for MMJ Cardholders”
Sep08

9th Circuit Court, “No Guns for MMJ Cardholders”

Is it going to be one or the other?  The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals says medical cannabis card holders can be denied gun purchases.  Here’s more: The court ruled 3-0 on Wednesday that a ban preventing medical marijuana card holders from purchasing firearms is not in violation of the Second Amendment, the Associated Press reports. There are nine western states under the appeals court’s jurisdiction, including Nevada, where...

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Federal Judge Protects State MMJ
Sep01

Federal Judge Protects State MMJ

Brick by brick the walls of cannabis prohibition are falling down.  Here’s the most recent brick to fall. Federal officials are not permitted to engage in the criminal prosecution of those who are engaged in activity related to medical marijuana absent evidence that the defendants are in clear violation of state law, according to a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The ruling broadly...

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Gauging Reaction to the DEA’s Decision
Aug29

Gauging Reaction to the DEA’s Decision

We are all aware that the DEA recently ruled that cannabis remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act.  In the same announcement the DEA said it would take steps to have more, diverse, and stronger cannabis grown and available for research purposes.  That seems like a sort-of win for cannabis re-legalization.  Except for the fact I think it’s a stall and the DEA will not move to make better weed available...

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