Will New Jersey congressional leaders hop on the marijuana legalization train?

Published: Mar 2, 2018, 10:08 am • Updated: Mar 2, 2018, 10:12 am By Michael Catalini, The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The chatter at New Jersey’s annual power-player cocktail party shed light on what the state government is up to. Specifically, Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy could be on…

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Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

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Colorado congressional members developing plan for federal marijuana protections

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 6:06 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 6:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Friday began to hatch a plan to counter Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to eliminate Obama-era guidance on marijuana enforcement. Legislative sources confirmed to The…

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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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