Drive to get veterans access to medical marijuana hinges on House committee vote

Published: Jul 24, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 3:03 pm By Nikki Wentling, Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON – A measure allowing veterans easier access to medical marijuana garnered bipartisan support in Congress last year and nearly became law. A vote Monday could be the end of the…

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Massachusetts Legalization Regulations: Senate and House Must Find Common Ground

Massachusetts House and Senate members have until the end of the month to hammer out a bill that would amend the marijuana legalization measure approved by voters in November. The two chambers approved separate bills aimed at overhauling the voter-approved law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Massachusetts. The…

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Massachusetts House passes bill to “repeal and replace” voter-approved recreational marijuana law

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 8:10 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — A bill that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state’s voters in November cleared the House late Wednesday. Critics who lashed out at the…

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Massachusetts Senate to House: High marijuana tax rate “not the will of the voters”

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 11:57 am By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — The debate over Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law took a new twist on Friday with the release of a plan that would not raise taxes on pot and would leave…

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Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein Senate and House committee appearances live blog

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 8:33 am By The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to appear before Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees to discuss the Justice Department’s budget. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and…

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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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