Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern…

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VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 10:05 am • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 3:22 pm By Katie Zezima, The Washington Post The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing…

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NJ court orders state to review marijuana’s Schedule I status, given “abundant” medical benefits

Published: Nov 1, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Nov 1, 2017, 1:04 pm By The Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. — An appeals court has ruled that New Jersey must reconsider marijuana’s legal classification because of its health benefits. NJ.com reports an appellate court ruled on Tuesday the Division of Consumer…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 7:38 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that…

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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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Pot policy experts: Legal California weed will bolster marijuana’s presence in U.S. Congress

Published: Nov 10, 2016, 12:57 pm • Updated: Nov 10, 2016, 5:00 pm By The Cannabist Staff With the passage of California’s Proposition 64 on Tuesday, the sixth-largest economy in the world just decided to legalize recreational weed. In short: It’s a pretty big deal, industry advocates say. “It is…

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U.S. Senate Subcommittee to Hold Hearing Today on Researching Marijuana’s Potential Medical Benefits and Risks

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism is scheduled to hold a hearing Wednesday on “Researching the Potential Medical Benefits and Risks of Marijuana.”  Testimony will be heard from Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), who are original co-sponsors of medical marijuana legislation introduced last year…

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Study: Marijuana’s Influence On Driving Performance Differs Significantly From That Of Alcohol

By Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Cannabis-influenced driving performance is significantly different from alcohol-induced driving behavior, according to driving simulator data published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology. Investigators with the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the University of Iowa evaluated simulated driving performance in subjects following their consumption…

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