Girl can use medical marijuana at school, Illinois attorney general tells federal court

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her…

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Americans strongly oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws, few approve of Jeff Sessions: new Quinnipiac poll

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 11:06 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released Thursday. By a margin of 70 – 23…

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Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 9:49 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 11:06 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift last week rescinding the Obama-era Cole Memo that had protected states with…

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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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Jeff Sessions Rescinds Federal Medical Marijuana Protection

“The quickening is happening” – Christopher Lambert as Connor McCloud in The Highlander. If you are not familiar with the sword fighting, cult classic movie, Highlander, the quickening is a gathering of all the last immortals left on earth to battle it out until there is only one left.  One immortal…

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Trump signs stopgap spending bill extending federal medical marijuana protections for a few more weeks

Published: Dec 22, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 11:07 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays…

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Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The House on Thursday passed a stopgap spending bill to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and buy time for challenging talks on a wide range of unfinished…

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Michigan marijuana “kingpin” gets 13 years in federal prison

Published: Dec 5, 2017, 8:27 am • Updated: Dec 5, 2017, 8:27 am By The Associated Press BRUCE CROSSING, Mich. — A man described as the “kingpin” behind a marijuana operation in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has been sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison. The government says Spencer Ward…

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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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