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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Activists React To Congressional Vote To Allow VA Doctors To Recommend Medical Marijuana

Thursday was a very big day for veterans, and for cannabis reform supporters that have been fighting alongside veterans to get the federal government to lift the ban on VA doctors discussing medical marijuana with patients. Thursday Congress voted to pass amendments that lifted the ban. Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) introduced the amendment in…

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The Clock Is Ticking: Register to Attend NORML’s 2016 Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We are ten days out from NORML’s 2016 Conference and Congressional Lobby Day and we are excited to share with you the full itinerary! Have you registered to attend? We have some fun events planned and it would be a shame for you to miss…

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Join NORML In Washington D.C. For Our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day

By Danielle Keane, NORML Political Director We are excited to have finalized the agenda for our 2016 National Conference and Congressional Lobby Day! You can check out the full itinerary here. Day one will include panel discussions on a variety of topics, including the prospects of marijuana law reform in…

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