Ohio senator seeks review of state’s medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm By Julie Carr Smyth, Ap Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program as questions pile up over its process for selecting grower applicants. Republican…

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Colorado Senator Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy

Colorado Sen. Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy There’s no doubt that AG Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Obama-era Cole Memo would be rescinded ruffled a lot of feathers. Particularly in Colorado. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said in an interview that he intends to press Sessions about his approach on…

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Senator calls on Trump to withdraw Marino as drug czar pick in wake of revelations

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 11:46 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 11:58 am By Ed O’Keefe and Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats on Monday reacted sharply to reports that President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the nation’s drug czar helped steer legislation…

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Senator demands docs from big pharma as she probes their role in opioid epidemic

Published: Mar 28, 2017, 11:49 am • Updated: Mar 28, 2017, 11:50 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri demanded information Tuesday from five top opioid manufacturers, saying she would investigate their alleged role in the drug epidemic responsible for more than…

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Vegas tourists need public places to smoke their weed, says state senator

Published: Mar 10, 2017, 10:48 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2017, 10:54 am By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — A Las Vegas Democrat argued before his colleagues Thursday that Nevada’s history of promoting vices and the state’s lax laws on smoking indoors make it prime to…

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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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A Massachusetts Senator Ignored a Question on Whether Marijuana Could Help Fight the Opioid Epidemic

A Massachusetts Senator ignored a question on whether marijuana could help fight the opioid epidemic. The new head of Health and Human Services (HHS), Tom Price, just ignored Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (MA) letter addressing the future of medical marijuana prior to his swearing in on Friday. Price “chose not to respond…

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