D.C. Fighting for Re-Legalization
Jan13

D.C. Fighting for Re-Legalization

In the last election 65% of the voters in the District of Columbia said "yes" to re-legalizing cannabis for adults.  That's 2 out of every 3 people want this.  Congress said "no."  This is one of those "time to push" moments.   The city will “explore every option” to get a voter-approved marijuana law enforced, Mayor Muriel Bowser, who took office on Jan. 2, said Sunday on Meet The Press. If successful, DC could eventually allow...

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Government Going With Old, Worn Out Argument
Jan06

Government Going With Old, Worn Out Argument

The federal government has responded to the evidence given in a hearing recently.  This will catch you up.   The written arguments come two months after a hearing ordered by U.S. District Judge Kimberly Mueller over prosecutors’ objections. "Over prosecutors objections" means the government did not want to address this issue. Judges tend to give prosecutors what they want, so this came as a shock I am sure. The reason the Judge...

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Native American’s Re-Legalizing
Dec23

Native American’s Re-Legalizing

On some of the sovereign lands of the native Americans re-legalization may be about to happen.     The Justice Department is expected to tell U.S. attorneys not to prevent Native American tribes from growing or selling marijuana on sovereign lands, even in states where it’s banned. The move could further the boost the size and scope of the cannabis industry, though by how much is difficult to determine. Tribes will still...

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Have Feds Quit Fighting MMJ?
Dec19

Have Feds Quit Fighting MMJ?

I want to be more excited about this news.  Instead I find myself suspicious.  We are going to follow this story as it develops, but it may be that the federal government has stopped resisting medical marijuana in the states.    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The...

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Poll:  Decision Belongs to the States
Dec18

Poll: Decision Belongs to the States

A new poll sees cannabis as a state, not a federal, issue.   When presented with the option, 60 percent of respondents said that state officials ought to possess the authority to "control and decide whether to legalize marijuana." Only 34 percent of those polled said that the federal government ought to enforce marijuana laws. Similarly, a supermajority of voters (67 percent) agreed, "Congress should pass a bill giving states...

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Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”
Dec17

Per Se THC Limits for Driving “Not Based on Evidence”

One of the on-going discussions accompanying re-legalization is when is a person too high to drive?  A Federal agency just chimed in to keep things honest.   . . . United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Per se traffic safety laws criminalize those who operate a vehicle with trace or specific levels of a controlled substance in their bodily fluids, even in the absence of...

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