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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Massachusetts’ top court says workers can’t be fired for using medical marijuana

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 4:47 pm • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 7:02 pm By The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a woman who says she was fired for using marijuana legally obtained to treat Crohn’s Disease can sue her former employer. The state Supreme Judicial…

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Singer Aaron Carter, charged with DUI and weed possession says he is a licensed MMJ patient

Published: Jul 17, 2017, 5:38 am • Updated: Jul 17, 2017, 5:38 am By The Associated Press CORNELIA, Ga. — Authorities say singer Aaron Carter and his girlfriend have been arrested on DUI and drug charges in Georgia. Habersham County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Floyd Canup says the 29-year-old Carter…

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Federal ban on marijuana has created ‘regulatory vacuum’ says new study

Published: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 7:50 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff U.S. medical marijuana laws are like snowflakes — no two state regulatory regimes are exactly alike. The “regulatory vacuum” that has resulted from marijuana’s Schedule I status has caused varying state…

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This doctor says Tylenol and aspirin far more dangerous than medical marijuana

Published: Jul 11, 2017, 11:27 am • Updated: Jul 11, 2017, 11:30 am By Joe Kuharic, Niles Daily Star Dr. Christopher Prince has seen a lot in his 33 years as a licensed medical practitioner in Michigan. But one thing he has never seen is a marijuana overdose. “In 33…

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Vermont governor says cannabis legalization bill could still pass this month

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 7:30 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 8:37 am By The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. — Vermont Republican Gov. Phil Scott says he thinks it still could be possible to pass a marijuana legalization bill in what’s expected to be the upcoming two-day veto session of…

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Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin says MMJ “may be helpful” but hands tied by federal law

Published: May 31, 2017, 3:12 pm • Updated: May 31, 2017, 7:21 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff At a “State of the VA” address at the White House Wednesday, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said federal law prevents the department from implementing any potential benefits of medical marijuana…

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