Surgeon General Warning – Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research

Surgeon General Warning: Cannabis’ Status as Schedule 1 Substance is Blocking Research Cannabis remaining a Schedule 1 substance in the United States is only doing more harm than good, and even health authorities are acknowledging this fact. Jerome Adams, surgeon general of POTUS, recommended revisiting cannabis’s status in the US…

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Google Medic Update Slams Cannabis Websites and Health Sites in General

Google Medic Update Slams Cannabis Websites and Health Sites in General   Where did all my Google traffic go? That is a big question coming from cannabis website owners right about now as a massive rolling Google update nicknamed Medic (no pun intended) did a number on cannabis sites and the…

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Marijuana movement energized with Sessions out as attorney general

He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin. Once, during a drug hearing when he was a senator, he said he wanted to send a clear message: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” So when Attorney General…

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New attorney general must protect states’ rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana — at least if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has his way. “Whoever comes after him is going to face some pretty tough questions about where they…

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan…

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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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Indiana Attorney General returns opinion: CBD oil illegal except for epileptic patients

Published: Nov 22, 2017, 10:44 am • Updated: Nov 22, 2017, 10:44 am By The Associated Press INDIANAPOLIS — A marijuana-derived oil that’s used as medicine for treating people with epilepsy is illegal in Indiana with one limited exception, the state’s attorney general said Tuesday in an advisory opinion. The…

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “From a legal and scientific perspective, marijuana is an unlawful drug.”

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 10:27 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 4:53 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the Senate and House Appropriations committees Tuesday to discuss the Justice Department’s budget, and was faced with questions on law enforcement, the investigation into…

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Colorado congressman says he’ll “fight the Attorney General” if need be on marijuana

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 4:11 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Rep. Mike Coffman is suggesting he might use the power of the purse to protect Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. During a telephone town hall Wednesday evening the Republican congressman was asked…

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Wisconsin Attorney General calls marijuana a “gateway drug”

Published: Feb 15, 2017, 8:05 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2017, 8:05 am By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel says the medical community should decide whether marijuana is suitable medicine, not state lawmakers. Democratic legislators have proposed legalizing medical marijuana after Republican state…

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