Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis?

Why Is The United Nations Warning Members States Against Recreational Cannabis? The United Nations’ International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), the organization’s drug enforcement body, warned international leaders of its member states to make sure cannabis stays illegal. Its 2017 annual report contains strict warnings to ensure that cannabis remains illegal.…

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Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

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Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 3:47 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:43 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized marijuana. Nearly 70 U.S. representatives signed onto a letter sent…

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Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions, urging reinstatement of Cole Memo

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:11 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission of the Cole Memo and related marijuana guidance. Democratic representatives…

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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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Where do teens get their marijuana? School cops say parents, other family members

Published: Dec 22, 2017, 6:20 am • Updated: Dec 22, 2017, 1:05 pm By David Migoya, The Denver Post The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area since 2015 has surveyed school resource officers regarding marijuana use in schools, and asks for anonymous written comments about what they see. Here…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives, along with several combat veterans and the mother…

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Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and development office fulfills “its stated mission,” by allowing research into…

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