Cannabis extracts remain classified as dangerous drugs after federal court ruling siding with DEA

A federal appeals court dealt a blow this week to makers of CBD-rich cannabis extracts who were trying to stop the DEA from classifying their products as dangerous drugs. A panel of judges for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals shot down the hemp industry’s challenge of a U.S.…

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Congressmen: Rescinding marijuana banking guidance would be ‘dangerous and imprudent’

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 12:32 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 1:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Longtime congressional proponents of marijuana banking provisions are urging the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to keep intact marijuana banking guidance. FinCEN guidelines established in 2014 — outlining how financial…

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This doctor says Tylenol and aspirin far more dangerous than medical marijuana

Published: Jul 11, 2017, 11:27 am • Updated: Jul 11, 2017, 11:30 am By Joe Kuharic, Niles Daily Star Dr. Christopher Prince has seen a lot in his 33 years as a licensed medical practitioner in Michigan. But one thing he has never seen is a marijuana overdose. “In 33…

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Former acting AG Sally Yates: Sessions’ drug policy unjust, dangerous

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 7:50 am By Sally Q. Yates, Special To The Washington Post In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, we should seize the rare opportunity to move our country…

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Sessions triples down on marijuana as dangerous drug, not opioid crisis solution

Published: Mar 15, 2017, 11:26 am • Updated: Mar 15, 2017, 11:52 am By Rachel Weiner and Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post RICHMOND, Va. – Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday pledged aggressive criminal prosecution of drug dealers and gun-toting felons to combat what he described as a troubling rise…

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The dangerous side to indoor pot farming: A look at lethal explosions across the country

Published: Oct 3, 2016, 8:39 am • Updated: Oct 3, 2016, 8:39 am By Verna Dobnik, The Associated Press NEW YORK — An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states — but can…

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