In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 11:09 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians – and his past remarks on…

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Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and development office fulfills “its stated mission,” by allowing research into…

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Without Congressional action, medical marijuana at risk from Sessions

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 8:38 am • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 8:42 am By Michael Dresser and Evan Halper, The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s medical marijuana program, finally about to launch, could remain grounded if Congress fails to extend limits on federal prosecutions for using and selling the drug. Under pressure…

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Former Congressional aide charged with extortion of L.A. marijuana dispensary

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 8:14 am By Larry Altman, The Cannifornian A former field representative for Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn during her days in Congress was arrested Wednesday on federal bribery and extortion charges that allege he took $ 5,000 in…

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Complete guide to federal marijuana legislation and members of the congressional Cannabis Caucus

Published: Mar 3, 2017, 12:13 pm • Updated: Mar 3, 2017, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff There may be uncertainty in regards to cannabis on the federal stage, but some U.S. lawmakers are trying to keep the legislative gears churning. A bipartisan quartet of congressmen in February…

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Cannabis Caucus: Congressional colleagues from legalized states join forces

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 1:59 pm By Mark K. Matthews and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — Marijuana now has its own official club in Congress, thanks to Colorado congressman Jared Polis and three of his colleagues. The Boulder lawmaker on Thursday…

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Medical Marijuana: A Conversation with Dr. Anil Kumar – Congressional Candidate

Come and join congressional candidate Dr. Kumar for a conversation about the current state of medical marijuana in our country, and what Dr. Kumar will do in Congress to fight for medical marijuana patients everywhere. 26 states have approved medical marijuana, and more are expected to do so. Dr. Kumar,…

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No Decision On Rescheduling Marijuana Prompts Congressional Action

by Rick Thompson The DEA’s evaluation of marijuana and its place in the Schedule of Controlled Substances Act generated media coverage in 2016, but fizzled out when the organization’s self-proclaimed deadline came and went without a decision at all. What appeared to be a chance at moving cannabis from Schedule…

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Congressional Leadership Resists Bipartisan-Backed Marijuana Reforms

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director Congressional leaders have moved in recent days to quash a number of proposed marijuana law reforms. Specifically, provisions previously voted on by Congress to expand medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans have been removed by leadership during the conference committee process. Members have yet to speak…

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