How Legal Cannabis is Saving the United States’ National Forests

How Legal Cannabis is Saving the United States’ National Forests Cannabis legalization is one of the best things to happen to the country (at least for the states that have legalized it), but that doesn’t mean that it’s always good for the environment. This is especially concerning when you combine…

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China Wants in on the Cannabis Boom but Says US Legalization is a National Threat

China Wants in on the Cannabis Boom, So Why Do They Say that USA Legalization is a Threat to Them? Cannabis is illegal in China. Period. But they are cashing on the cannabis boom. Yet the leading drug enforcement agency in Beijing blames cannabis legalization in both Canada and the…

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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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5 National Crises Legal Marijuana Has a Good Shot at Fixing

Medical cannabis has already helped scores of patients achieve safe and effective pain relief. While pot remains illegal at the federal level, House Representative Earl Blumenauer recently introduced H.R. 420, a bill that, if passed, would regulate marijuana like alcohol, making it legal for adult use. Legalizing cannabis wouldn’t only…

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Man sentenced to 3 years in prison for illegal marijuana operation in San Isabel National Forest

A federal judge sentenced a 25-year-old man last week to three years in federal prison for growing and intending to sell large quantities of marijuana, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday. Margarito Yepez-Sanchez, a Mexican living in the United States illegally, also received three years of supervised release for conspiracy…

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National drug ring disguised as medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency, feds say

A national drug syndicate disguising itself as a small Greeley medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency and had drug pipelines to eight states, federal documents in Denver U.S. District Court reveal. Related Articles The sophisticated drug operation used bitcoin as currency in drug deals in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio,…

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Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a task force to align federal and state cannabis laws.…

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Opinion: Jeff Sessions’ marijuana crackdown makes national legalization more likely

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 2:25 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 6:10 pm By Paul Waldman, Special To The Washington Post Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. Hates it, with a passion that has animated almost nothing else in his career. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he has said. He even once…

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Wyoming, bucking national trend, moves to tighten marijuana laws

Published: Nov 17, 2017, 10:28 am • Updated: Nov 17, 2017, 10:28 am By The Associated Press WHEATLAND, Wyo. — A legislative committee has advanced proposals that seek to close loopholes in Wyoming’s marijuana laws. The Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to advance two draft bills to the 2018…

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4,000-plus marijuana plants, 4 arrests in raid on elaborate grow in Colorado national forest

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 2:31 pm By Kirk Mitchell, The Denver Post Agents and deputies from several federal and county agencies arrested four immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally, seized 4,213 marijuana plants and dismantled an elaborate grow operation constructed in…

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