Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement…

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“A significant event”: CBD-based pharma drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals plc, which operates in the United States as Greenwich Biosciences,…

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Congress Adopts Significant Drug Policy Reforms In New Spending Bill

Congress passed a must-pass spending bill this morning that includes language that stops the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice from spending money to block the implementation of state medical marijuana laws. The amendment was passed last year on a temporary basis and must be renewed this year. “The renewal of…

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Senate Reaches Significant Deal To Reduce Prison Population And Reform Mandatory Minimums

Yesterday, a bipartisan group of Senators announced a historic deal on criminal justice reform, rounding out a negotiation process that has lasted almost five months. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, spearheaded by Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), will involve reductions in mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses, an…

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