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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Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutional

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 7:10 am • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 8:31 am By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A diverse cadre of cannabis advocates filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging the constitutionality of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as it pertains to marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug…

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Federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. The “regulatory vacuum” that has resulted from marijuana’s Schedule I status has caused varying state…

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The pot patent puzzle: Analyzing the ironies of federal marijuana prohibition

Published: Jul 7, 2017, 7:33 pm • Updated: Jul 7, 2017, 7:33 pm By Craig Nard, The Conversation It’s hard to make sense of cannabis regulation. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to categorize marijuana as a Schedule I drug. That means the government believes it has “no currently accepted…

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With DEA digging in its heels on “marijuana extracts,” legality of CBD oil on trial in federal courts

Published: Jul 5, 2017, 8:18 am • Updated: Jul 5, 2017, 8:43 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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Federal appeals court gives Colorado marijuana credit union another chance

Published: Jun 28, 2017, 7:37 pm • Updated: Jun 28, 2017, 7:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal appeals court has breathed life into a plan hatched in Colorado to open a credit union for the marijuana industry. A three-judge panel for the 10th U.S. Circuit Court…

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Forbidden medicine: Caught between a doctor’s CBD advice and federal laws

Published: Jun 20, 2017, 2:33 pm • Updated: Jun 20, 2017, 4:26 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise–but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to be determined.…

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