The Department of Defense Considers Cannabis a Threat to National Security?

Wait…WHAT? How is Cannabis a Threat to National Security? In a recent article on Market Watch reported about a strange occurrence that’s happening in the government. It specific relates to government employees who own stocks in marijuana companies, and might be in jeopardy of losing their security clearances. In a…

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Maine police department will now hire recruits who recently used marijuana

PORTLAND, Maine — Police in Portland, Maine will now consider new recruits who are non-citizens and who have recently used marijuana. The Portland Press Herald reports the city’s police department is loosening its hiring policies during a time when departments across the state are struggling to find new recruits. The…

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Sen. Cory Gardner’s siege of Justice Department over marijuana enters second month

Published: Feb 7, 2018, 5:49 am • Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 6:52 am By Mark Matthews WASHINGTON — It’s been a month since the pot blockade began, and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is standing firm in his vow to jam all appointments to the Department of Justice until Attorney General…

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Under pressure, Justice Department creates internal watchdog for asset forfeiture program

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 11:15 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 11:15 am By Sari Horwitz, The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is setting up a unit in the Justice Department to oversee a policy he reinstated to help state and local police take cash and property from people…

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Justice Department has “effectively shut down” marijuana research at DEA

Published: Aug 15, 2017, 10:33 am • Updated: Aug 15, 2017, 10:34 am By Matt Zapotosky and Devlin Barrett, The Washington Post The Justice Department under Attorney General Jeff Sessions has effectively blocked the Drug Enforcement Administration from taking action on more than two dozen requests to grow marijuana to…

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Justice Department shuts down AlphaBay dark web marketplace

Published: Jul 21, 2017, 10:59 am • Updated: Jul 21, 2017, 10:59 am By Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post The Justice Department announced Thursday that it had shuttered an illicit Internet marketplace for drugs, firearms and fake documents in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions said was the “largest dark web…

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Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department turns a $65 million asset forfeiture spigot back on

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 2:15 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The Justice Department announced on Wednesday that it will be restarting a federal asset forfeiture program that had been shut down by the previous administration. Known as “adoptive forfeiture,” the program…

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This ex-Treasury Department employee has a solution to bank the marijuana industry: How it works

Published: Oct 27, 2016, 9:29 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2016, 9:29 am By The Cannabist Staff There are lot of companies out there trying to solve the banking conundrum that plagues the cannabis industry. Some have taken action such as setting up holding companies to provide banking or even…

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State Department Says NIDA Monopoly On Research Marijuana Is Unnecessary

(image via Wikipedia) The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs treaty. The statement…

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Maine Department of Agriculture To Hold Public Hearing On Draft Hemp Regulations

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry (DACF) is holding a hearing on the draft hemp regulations and seeking public input. If you can, we urge you to attend the hearing and present testimony. If you can’t make it, you can still submit your comments on the draft rules…

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