Marijuana is legal, but D.A.R.E. sticks to its old-school approach

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 5:00 am • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 7:39 am By Jessica Contrera, The Washington Post. WEST BRIDGEWATER, Mass. — The class had covered bullying, internet safety and good decision-making, and by February, Officer Thaxter could see that the sixth-graders were ready. The morning bell rang. The…

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Insider panel shares advice on best approach to finding a job in a diversifying cannabis industry

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 12:15 pm By Tauhid Chappell, The Washington Post With the advancement of big data, quality-assurance testing and cultivation methods, more career opportunities are becoming available in the marijuana industry in STEM-related fields. To take advantage, leaders in the industry…

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Cannabist Show: She takes a pharmaceutical approach to cannabis science

Published: Aug 11, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: Aug 11, 2017, 12:59 pm Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Dot Colagiovanni, senior director of pharmaceutical development for Next Frontier Biosciences. She holds a doctorate in molecular toxicology and environmental health sciences, and specializes in pain, anti-infectives, oncology and inflammatory lung diseases. LOTS…

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Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 8:23 am By Jeff Sessions, Special To The Washington Post Drug trafficking is an inherently violent business. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can’t, and don’t, file a lawsuit in court. You collect it by the…

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Feds could learn a lot from Hickenlooper’s reasonable, moderate approach to marijuana legalization

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 11:46 am By Denver Post Editorial Board The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section the weekend before…

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Americans split on whether Trump should take tougher approach to marijuana, even though they support MMJ

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 1:55 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 1:55 pm By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Americans think it’s safer to use marijuana than opioids to relieve pain, but they were less comfortable with children and pregnant women using pot to treat medical conditions, according…

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Jeff Sessions says fed marijuana approach “more complicated than one RICO case”

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 6:49 pm • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 6:49 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions said this week that he wants to enforce federal marijuana laws in an “appropriate way” nationwide and is weighing options such as initiating Supremacy Clause and RICO…

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AG pick Jeff Sessions should moderate his approach to marijuana

Published: Nov 28, 2016, 9:57 am • Updated: Nov 28, 2016, 10:03 am By Orange County Register Editorial Board President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., to be attorney general of the United States rightly has proponents of marijuana legalization troubled. Sessions, who at an April congressional hearing…

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