Far-Reaching Bill Would Legalize Weed, Offer Reparations for War on Drugs

“This is the right thing to do for public safety, and will help reduce our overflowing prison population,” says Sen. Cory Booker.   Source:  Common Dreams/Jessica Corbett Advocates for marijuana legalization and criminal justice are lauding a bill Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced on Tuesday to end federal prohibition of pot and offer financial assistance Read more »

Lawmakers halt bill to let VA doctors prescribe pot for pain

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Source:  McClatchydc.com/Matt Rourke-Associated Press Republican lawmakers have blocked a vote on a bill that would have allowed Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a pain treatment in states where the drug is legal. The House Rules Committee stopped a proposed “Veterans Equal Access” amendment from moving to debate on the House floor by Read more »

Feds’ Secret Meetings in Colorado on Cannabis Policy May Foreshadow Federal Crackdown

Source:  Merry Jane/Mike Adams Secret meetings taking place this week in Colorado involving some of the federal government’s leading agencies against the drug culture could be an indication that it is just now just a matter of time before U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches a full blown attack against the legal cannabis trade. According Read more »

Trump DOJ Prepares to CrackDown on Marijuana Users and Growers

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Source: The Hill/Lydia Wheeler The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher Read more »

‘Statement of Emergency’ in Nevada over Marijuana Shortage

Las Vegas, NV — Nevada’s Department of Taxation has issued a “statement of emergency” amid a shortage of cannabis since the plant was legalized for recreational use at the beginning of this month. Between July 1 and 4, dispensaries made roughly $3 million in sales and generated as much as $1 million in tax revenue. But the green Read more »

Nevada’s Marijuana Legalization Gives Control To Newly Created ‘Cannabis Cartel’

Legalization of Cannabis Cartel

On July 1, 2017, thousands of people in Nevada waited in line at dispensaries for hours to purchase marijuana — a plant that has been cultivated for thousands of years and has never killed anyone. The night before, parties raged in celebration of the ability to purchase it for recreational purposes. Though the right to purchase marijuana in Nevada is exciting, there are Read more »

Sessions wants Congress not to renew Federal Marijuana Protections

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking Congressional leaders not to renew a current federal law that prevents the DOJ from spending money to interfere with state medical Marijuana laws. The law he is speaking of is known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment.  This allows states to continue crafting their medical marijuana policies without the Read more »