Trump’s Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee Report Will Focus On These 3 Cannabis Problems

White House’ Negative Cannabis Coalition Just the “Same Old Same Old” According to a recent Buzzfeed Report, the White House has a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee which instructed 14 Federal Agencies and the DEA to submit data that demonstrates the ‘most significant negative trends’ about marijuana and the ‘threats it…

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Recreational marijuana bill clears Connecticut legislative committee

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A bill that would help Connecticut prepare for the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana has cleared a legislative hurdle. The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee on Thursday voted 27-24 in favor of the legislation, which now awaits further action by the House of Representatives. It’s unclear how…

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Missouri committee rejects medical marijuana bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House committee has rejected a bill meant to give terminally ill patients access to medical marijuana. The Columbia Missourian reports that Republican Rep. Jim Neely’s bill failed to make it out of the Legislative Oversight Committee on Wednesday. Related Articles New Approach Missouri is…

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Connecticut committee rejects one marijuana legalization bill — four more remain on the table

Published: Mar 20, 2018, 5:25 pm • Updated: Mar 20, 2018, 5:25 pm By The Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — A bill that would legalize marijuana and allow recreation sales failed to pass a state legal committee. The Connecticut Post reports the state’s general law committee voted down the bill…

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Marijuana committee removes social club licensing from Maine bill

Published: Feb 23, 2018, 3:51 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2018, 4:09 pm By The Associated Press AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s marijuana implementation committee has voted to remove social clubs from the state’s Marijuana Legalization Act. The Portland Press Herald reports the committee voted Wednesday to strip the adult-use bill of…

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Virginia Senate committee Republicans kill marijuana decriminalization bill

Published: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm • Updated: Jan 30, 2018, 2:29 pm By The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia state Senate committee has voted to kill a bill that would decriminalize small amounts of marijuana. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports nine Republicans on the Senate Courts of Justice…

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CBD on the international stage: WHO committee delving into science, control status of cannabis compound

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 1:58 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabis compound touted for its medicinal promise — but marijuana- and hemp-derived extracts rich in CBD and low in intoxicating THC are facing a future yet to…

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GOP-led House Rules Committee blocks voting on marijuana amendments

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 10:21 pm • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:19 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The U.S. House Committee on Rules has blocked a number of marijuana-related amendments from a federal appropriations bill, including the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment. The GOP-led committee’s moves late Wednesday mean multiple amendments protecting existing…

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House rules committee set to hear key marijuana amendments today

Published: Sep 6, 2017, 11:37 am • Updated: Sep 6, 2017, 11:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A federal legislative committee on Wednesday could determine the fate of several proposals to shore up existing and future marijuana laws, businesses and research. The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…

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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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