Federal Government Allocates $3.2 Million to Study Cannabis for HIV

Federal Government Won’t Reschedule Cannabis, But Spends $ 3.2 Million For Research On Cannabis for HIV It’s taking what seems like forever for the US federal government to reschedule cannabis from its current status as a Schedule 1 drug, but they’ve just allocated millions to study its effects in treating…

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Sen. Cory Gardner to co-sponsor federal bill to let canna-businesses take tax deductions

Published: Nov 15, 2017, 10:54 am • Updated: Nov 15, 2017, 11:08 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Senator Cory Gardner, a Republican from Colorado, is backing federal legislation that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to claim tax deductions and credits. Gardner said Wednesday that he would sign on…

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Op-ed: Veterans using medical marijuana in defiance of backward federal policy

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 12:15 pm • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 1:48 pm By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Joshua James Frey is clear: “Without medical marijuana I would be dead.” This Marine Corps veteran is a two-time Purple Heart awardee. He is among the former warfighters, led…

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage vetoes marijuana bill, saying federal future of legalization “uncertain”

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 10:09 am • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 12:09 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vetoed a bill passed by the Maine legislature 11 days ago to regulate the retail sale of marijuana. The Maine Legislature is set to return Monday…

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Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during a Thursday morning interview. During the 14-minute interview, Hewitt asked Sessions pointed…

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Can Nevada casinos cash in on cannabis industry without breaking federal law?

Published: Sep 21, 2017, 7:59 am • Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 8:36 am By Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval on Wednesday ordered a committee to make policy recommendations on the interactions between the state’s long-established gambling industry and a budding, yet exceedingly…

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Nevada Gaming Commission worried about legal weed drawing federal attention

Published: Aug 22, 2017, 3:05 pm • Updated: Aug 22, 2017, 3:05 pm By The Associated Press LAS VEGAS — The Nevada Gaming Commission hopes to address the problems the state’s legalization of recreational marijuana present during an upcoming special meeting. The Las Vegas Sun reports the commission will meet…

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$3.8 Million Federal Grant Given To Study Cannabis and Opiod Addiction

Federal Grant Permits Research On Effect Of Cannabis To Opioid Problem This week saw the National Institute of Health (NIH) receiving a federal grant of $ 3.8 million that will allow researchers to analyze the impact of medical cannabis on opioid use. The study, which will take five years, will…

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