Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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Inside story on prominent national DA group’s pot policy paper

Published: May 15, 2017, 4:46 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 7:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A coalition of the nation’s prosecutors recently proclaimed that marijuana enforcement policies should be consistent across America. But while a working group for the National District Attorneys Association decreed the U.S.…

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Sessions overturns Holder memo, returns to harshest drug sentencing policy

Published: May 12, 2017, 8:04 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge…

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Drug Policy Alliance Founder Retires: Celebrating Ethan Nadelman

On April 26, 2017, the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA), together with some of its strongest supporters, gathered to celebrate the career and resignation of the organization’s Founder and Executive Director, Ethan Nadelman.  Tears were shed by family and friends alike, as DPA staff recounted the manner by which Nadelman, a…

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NFL Players Association on marijuana policy negotiations with owners: expect give-and-take

Published: May 8, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: May 8, 2017, 5:24 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post The NFL Players Association has been down this road before. Although the union is pushing for changes to the collectively bargained substance-abuse policy as it pertains to marijuana, it knows it…

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Cowboys’ Stephen Jones: It’s time for NFL’s marijuana policy ‘to be heavily scrutinized’

Published: May 5, 2017, 7:15 am • Updated: May 5, 2017, 7:15 am By Cindy Boren, The Washington Post He isn’t exactly echoing his father, but the Dallas Cowboys’ Stephen Jones thinks it’s high time that the NFL take another look at its marijuana policy. Jerry Jones, the Cowboys’ owner…

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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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Massachusetts Senator Patricia Jehlen Tapped to Lead Committee on Marijuana Policy

Massachusetts Senator Patricia Jehlen has officially been tapped to to lead the new Committee on Marijuana Policy, according to The Common Wealth Magazine. The pro-pot lawmaker will be in charge of the Senate side of the state Congress, and charged with looking at how ‘revamp’ the new marijuana law. The committee’s Vice…

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11 senators urge feds to stick with current DOJ marijuana policy

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 2:29 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 2:58 pm By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Senators from eight states that have legalized the recreational or medicinal use of marijuana are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to uphold the Department of Justice’s existing enforcement policy toward…

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NFLPA: Marijuana policy in NFL is “a CBA issue, not a law-enforcement issue”

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 4:39 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 5:43 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post Despite recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer about “greater enforcement” of federal recreational marijuana laws in states that have legalized its sale and consumption, the NFL Players’ Association said…

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