Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Senate committee, rejecting request from Sessions, keeps protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 1:56 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference, despite a written request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they…

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Legal marijuana states see dramatic decreases in car searches at traffic stops for all races

Published: Jun 26, 2017, 12:17 pm • Updated: Jun 26, 2017, 12:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Drug policy experts often say that the health risks of marijuana use are relatively minor compared to the steep costs of marijuana enforcement: expensive policing, disrupted lives, violence and even death.…

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Study: States with legalized marijuana see increase in car crash claims

Published: Jun 22, 2017, 9:46 am • Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 11:38 am By P. Solomon Banda, The Associated Press DENVER — A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading insurance research group, said in study results released…

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Arkansas just opened door to get into state’s brand-new marijuana industry

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 4:55 pm By The Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients. The Medical…

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Federal bill would protect medical marijuana states, provide access to vets

Published: Jun 15, 2017, 4:59 pm • Updated: Jun 15, 2017, 6:07 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of senators and representatives has reintroduced legislation to protect patients in states where medical marijuana has been legalized. The bill introduced Thursday is known as the Compassionate Access,…

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Some states helping cannabiz owners from communities hit hardest by the war on drugs

Published: May 31, 2017, 8:03 am • Updated: May 31, 2017, 8:22 am By Janie Har and Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — Andre Shavers was sentenced to five years on felony probation after authorities burst into the house where he was living in one of Oakland’s most…

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