Top law enforcement urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 8:48 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 8:52 am By Tom Jackman, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – A coalition of police chiefs and prosecutors from the nation’s biggest cities implored the Trump administration Wednesday not to return to the “lock ’em all up” crime-fighting policies of…

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Veterans Urge the Trump Administration to Allow Marijuana Research

Veterans are one of the largest demographics in this country that stand to make a giant impact in ending cannabis prohibition federally, and now Veterans urge the Trump Administration to allow marijuana research. As more research is being done, especially now that our country has more states with legalized cannabis policies, the results…

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Four governors team up, urge feds to keep marijuana enforcement status quo

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 1:54 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Governors in four states have joined forces with a marijuana message for two top officials in the Trump administration. In an open letter, the governors on Monday asked Attorney General Jeff…

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Colorado lawmakers urge governor to step in on medical marijuana registry backlog

Published: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm • Updated: Mar 24, 2017, 5:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Three Colorado legislators are calling on Gov. John Hickenlooper to intervene in the state’s medical marijuana registry backlog, an issue that one lawmaker says is a matter of “life and death.”…

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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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Urge Ohio Governor Kasich To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

Ohio is one step away from legalizing medical marijuana. The Ohio Legislature recently passed a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. The change isn’t perfect, but it’s better than nothing, and it will help at least some patients. Exactly how many? That’s anyone’s guess right now. But one thing is for sure,…

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Urge D.C. Judiciary Committee To Improve Medical Marijuana Program

I received the following alert out of DC: While D.C. has an effective medical marijuana program, there is still room for improvement. Two bills are pending to do just that, but they’re stalled in the Judiciary Committee. Click here to urge all the Judiciary Committee members to make sure these…

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Federal Politicians Urge Obama To Remove Barriers To Research On Medical Marijuana

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), joined by a bipartisan group of 26 Senators and Representatives, today sent a letter urging President Obama to remove barriers to research on medical marijuana and facilitate new medical research on cannabis and its derivatives. “Twenty-three states have passed laws establishing medical cannabis programs and…

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Measure 2 Proponents Urge Legislators To Oppose Ban On Marijuana Businesses In Rural Alaska

Backers of the 2014 initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Alaska are urging legislators to oppose a measure that would severely limit marijuana business locations and access to marijuana for adults in rural Alaska. The amendment was recently snuck into HB 75, an otherwise non-controversial bill intended to clarify…

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Congress Members Urge VA To Change Medical Marijuana Policy

(image via operation overmed) In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald released Wednesday, a bipartisan group of U.S. Senate and House members urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to allow VA doctors to write medical marijuana recommendations to veterans in accordance with state laws. The letter comes four…

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