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Congress Votes to Extend Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

The Joint Blog - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 10:49
The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate have both approved legislation that will extend protections for state-level medical marijuana laws.

The legislation, which prevents a government shutdown, now goes to President Trump who is expected to quickly sign it into law. The measure only extends the protections and prevents a shutdown for two weeks, to December 22nd. Congress must approve another extension by then or most government spending will be halted and the federal law that prevents the government from attacking state-level medical marijuana laws will become invalid.

The medical marijuana protections currently in place and extended by Congress stems from an amendment introduced by Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and former Representative Sam Farr (D-CA). The provision prohibits the Department of Justice (which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration) from using funds to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the plant for medical purposes. The amendment was first approved in May of 2014.

Congress’ vote also extends protections on state-level hemp research programs.

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Federal marijuana protections safe for now with stopgap spending bill approval

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:31
“While we are pleased that these critical protections will continue, two weeks is not enough certainty for the millions of Americans who rely on medical marijuana," said Rep. Earl Blumenauer.

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Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:15
In 2014 a very important measure was implemented at the federal level – the Farr-Rohrabacher Amendment. The Farr-Rohrabacher Amendment (now known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment)...

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What doctors have learned about an agonizing marijuana-related vomiting ailment

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:53
Here's what doctors have learned about the mysterious marijuana-related vomiting ailment called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS).

NY attorney general's office investigating Buffalo police drug checkpoints

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:53
State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman's office is investigating the Buffalo Police Department's use of traffic checkpoints and enforcement sweeps inside public housing developments.

Sessions, in unearthed video, mocks intern who questions his stance on marijuana

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:32
ABC News obtained video of the June 2017 intern lecture series event featuring Sessions through a Freedom of Information Act request.

How Much Tax Revenue Will Massachusetts Generate From Marijuana?

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:38
Massachusetts legalized marijuana in 2016, making Massachusetts one of 8 states (and D.C.) to do so. Massachusetts is now going through the rulemaking and implementation phases of the legalization...

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California looks at marijuana legalization lessons learned from Colorado, Washington

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:19
As the most populous state in the nation approaches cannabis legalization, residents, businesses and officials are looking to Colorado and Washington.

Legal Marijuana Sales Grow 33% In 2017 In North America

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 18:00
Consumer spending on legal cannabis in North America is outpacing previous estimates, according to a new report out today from Arcview Market Research. According to the just released Mid-Year Update...

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Oregon cannabis lab cutting ties with founder amid allegations of neo-Nazi links

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:58
An owner of cannabis testing lab OG Analytical has taken steps to sever ties to her company amid allegations she participates in neo-Nazi activities.

Report: Failure To Renew Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment Could Impact 2 Million Patients

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:30
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Help Missouri Medical Marijuana Campaign Collect Signatures

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 17:00
The holidays are rapidly approaching and with them numerous gatherings of family, friends, and co-workers. These all present excellent opportunities to discuss medical cannabis with the people...

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Colorado marijuana dispensary challenges IRS in U.S. Tax Court

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:31
The owners of a marijuana dispensary in Palisade, Colo., claim their income was unjustly taxed twice because of the Internal Revenue Service’s application of Section 280E.

The Biggest Domestic Drug Policy Stories Of The Past 20 Years

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 16:06
By Phillip Smith As Drug War Chronicle marks the publication of its 1,000th issue (with yours truly having authored 863 of them going back to 2000), we reflect on what has changed and what...

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Woman cuts off cop, parks in police chief's spot while smoking weed and talking on phone

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:45
A woman arriving at a Long Island court to answer a marijuana possession summons was smoking weed when she parked her car in the local police chief's spot.

Scientists call on feds to allow research on CBD for pets

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 15:02
People anxious to relieve suffering in their pets are increasingly turning to oils and powders that contain CBD. But there's little data on whether they work, or if they have harmful side effects.

Pennsylvania Expands Industrial Hemp Research Opportunities

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 03:30
After a successful inaugural year in which industrial hemp was reintroduced in Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf today announced the commonwealth will significantly expand the opportunities for this...

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White Widow Cannabis Strain Review And Pictures

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 02:56
I will never, ever forget the first time I consumed the White Widow cannabis strain. In the mid-90’s my best friend Eric kept telling me he had a friend that had acquired the best cannabis he...

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Pennsylvania Approves Another Facility To Begin Medical Cannabis Production

Weed News - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 02:13
The Wolf Administration’s Pennsylvania Department of Health today approved Ilera Healthcare LLC., in Taylor Township, Fulton County to grow and process medical marijuana, becoming the fourth...

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How legalization has altered marijuana education for teens

Cannabist - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:48
Marijuana legalization has prompted questions and confusion among teens. They may be getting misinformation — and still face peer pressure, experts say.
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