Hawaii reviewing policy banning guns for medical marijuana users

Published: Dec 4, 2017, 10:10 am • Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 10:10 am By The Associated Press HONOLULU — The Honolulu Police Department is reviewing a policy requiring medical marijuana users to turn over their firearms, police officials say. The department sent letters to at least 30 gun owners last…

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Pro-legalization group Marijuana Policy Project overhauls leadership

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 1:06 pm • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 4:05 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The man behind more than half of the successful state-level medical and recreational marijuana legalization efforts is stepping down as leader of the marijuana law reform organization he helped found. The…

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Op-ed: Veterans using medical marijuana in defiance of backward federal policy

Published: Nov 6, 2017, 12:15 pm • Updated: Nov 6, 2017, 1:48 pm By Joe Davidson, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Joshua James Frey is clear: “Without medical marijuana I would be dead.” This Marine Corps veteran is a two-time Purple Heart awardee. He is among the former warfighters, led…

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Cannabist Show: She lobbies for policy change and education about hemp and marijuana

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Samantha Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Tetra Public Affairs, a cannabis-centered consulting firm. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  How state laws have changed in recent years to help hemp…

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Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state’s marijuana industry, calling it a “political ploy.” State Rep. Dan…

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Former acting AG Sally Yates: Sessions’ drug policy unjust, dangerous

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 7:50 am By Sally Q. Yates, Special To The Washington Post In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, we should seize the rare opportunity to move our country…

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Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy. The…

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Marijuana Decriminalization Policy Implementation Begins in Israel

The Weed Blog has done a fair amount of coverage of the cannabis policy and research that is happening over in Israel.  In fact, just a couple months ago, marijuana law reform activists even took to the streets to protest and demand marijuana legalization, but adult-use/recreational cannabis is still not…

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It took the Trump Administration just a month to turn Obama-era drug policy on its head

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post My third son, William, was born on April 28. I’ve spent the past month or so getting to know him (thanks, Washington Post’s generous parental leave policy!), and not paying much…

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