Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy. The…

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Surging marijuana economy could cause Sessions’ crackdown to backfire, say two former U.S. attorneys

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 11:54 am By Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times Changing perceptions of marijuana and possible job and tax money losses could thwart Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to crack down on the drug, two former U.S. attorneys said Thursday at…

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Vermont governor says cannabis legalization bill could still pass this month

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 7:30 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of…

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Of Mice and Marijuana – Cannabis Could Improve Cognitive Functionality In The Elderly

Of Mice and Marijuana – Cannabis could improve cognitive functionality in the elderly As it turns out, the stereotype of the stoner is not as accurate as Uncle Sam would like you to believe. We’ve all seen the PSAs, talking about lazy stoners who melt into couches and what not.…

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Report: Medical marijuana could poach more than $4B from pharma sales annually

Published: May 24, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: May 24, 2017, 8:35 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff If the United States legalized medical marijuana for conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety and seizures, cannabis could siphon more than $ 4 billion annually from the nation’s pharmaceutical industry, a…

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Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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Christians and Faith Based Groups Could Be the Key to Ending Cannabis Prohibition

As cannabis legalization gains more and more support across the United States, it is becoming more clear which demographics and which regions are still our “swing vote”.  The Southern United States, which include many faith based or Christian groups, may certainly be that.  During my career in cannabis, I have…

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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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