S.D. Sioux tribe’s cannabis resort consultant faces trial on drug charges

Published: May 18, 2017, 7:58 am • Updated: May 18, 2017, 1:36 pm By James Nord, The Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. — Roughly two years after an American Indian tribe began an ambitious push to open the nation’s first marijuana resort in South Dakota, a consultant who helped pursue the…

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Job applicants failing drug tests for marijuana and other drugs at highest rate in 12 years

Published: May 17, 2017, 1:35 pm • Updated: May 17, 2017, 1:35 pm By Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post Workers at McLane drive forklifts and load hefty boxes into trucks. The grocery supplier, which runs a warehouse in Colorado, needs people who will stay alert – but prospective hires keep…

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Sessions overturns Holder memo, returns to harshest drug sentencing policy

Published: May 12, 2017, 8:04 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge…

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Drug Policy Alliance Founder Retires: Celebrating Ethan Nadelman

On April 26, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), together with some of its strongest supporters, gathered to celebrate the career and resignation of the organization’s Founder and Executive Director, Ethan Nadelman.  Tears were shed by family and friends alike, as DPA staff recounted the manner by which Nadelman, a…

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Report: White House plans to slash funding for fed Drug Control Policy office

Published: May 5, 2017, 2:35 pm • Updated: May 5, 2017, 2:35 pm By Peter W. Stevenson, The Washington Post On Friday, Politico’s Dan Diamond reported that the White House will gut funding for the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the executive branch agency coordinating efforts to fight the…

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New report: For ?rst time, drug use more likely than alcohol in fatal crashes

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 11:12 am By Ashley Halsey III, The Washington Post For the first time, statistics show that drivers killed in crashes are more likely to be on drugs than drunk. Forty-three percent of drivers tested in fatal crashes in 2015…

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Trump’s apparent drug czar pick has strong “no” vote record on marijuana, including CBD oil

Published: Apr 12, 2017, 7:42 am • Updated: Apr 12, 2017, 8:02 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Rep. Tom Marino, R-Pa., will be President Trump’s drug czar, according to a report from CBS News. Marino’s congressional voting record is that of a hard-liner on marijuana issues, and he…

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While a cannabis drug discovery company waits for its “moonshot,” it develops Keurig-style coffee pods

Published: Apr 12, 2017, 7:52 am • Updated: Apr 12, 2017, 7:52 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The long play for Las Vegas-based GB Sciences involves developing and patenting a slew of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoid therapies. The short play starts with cannabis-infused coffee in a Keurig-compatible pod. GB Sciences…

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