Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jared Polis head up bipartisan letter to Trump urging him to restore Cole Memo

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 2:29 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of Congressional leaders Thursday asked President Donald Trump to direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the so-called Cole Memo. The Department of Justice earlier this month…

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Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

Published: Mar 30, 2017, 9:14 am • Updated: Mar 30, 2017, 11:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. lawmakers on Thursday introduced a package of marijuana reform bills aimed at protecting and preserving existing state-based programs while creating a framework for the federal regulation of cannabis. Related: Federal…

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Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Reinstate College Aid To Students With Drug Convictions

Below is some VERY big news. If you agree, donate to Students for Sensible Drug Policy, as they have done a ton of work on this policy issue: A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is pushing to repeal a Higher Education Act provision that strips college financial aid from students…

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Ohio Legislature To Hold Series Of Bipartisan Hearings On Medical Marijuana

Ohio was in the marijuana reform spotlight for all of 2015 due to a marijuana legalization initiative that was on the ballot. That initiative failed by a very wide margin. It is looking doubtful that there will be an initiative on the 2016 ballot since there simply isn’t enough time…

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Sweeping Bipartisan Federal Sentencing Reform Legislation Filed

By Phillip Smith A bipartisan group of senators including heavyweights like Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin rolled out comprehensive sentencing reform legislation Thursday. The bill aims at reducing prison sentences for some drug offenders and seeking to curb recidivism by bolstering reentry programs…

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Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Eliminate DEA Marijuana Eradication Program

Congressmen Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Justin Amash (R-MI) introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday that would eliminate the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication/Suppression Program. The DEA program distributes funds to state and local law enforcement agencies for the purpose of locating and destroying marijuana…

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