Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic option in states where the substance is legal. The updated directive urges V.A. doctors to foster discussions with veterans about their cannabis […]

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing […]

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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels

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Federal Survey: Teen Marijuana Use Rates Tick up Slightly to 2015 Levels | NORML

ANN ARBOR, MI — Self-reported rates of past year marijuana use by teens increased 1.3 percent from 2016 to 2017, but remain well below past years’ levels, according to survey data released by the University of Michigan’s annual Monitoring the Future report. “When combining responses in all three grades (8th grade, 10th grade, and 12th grade), data suggest […]

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | Justin Strekal

Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 22, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that date. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, maintains that federal funds cannot be used to prevent states from “implementing their own […]

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Federal Survey: Youth Marijuana Use Continues to Decline

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Federal Survey: Youth Marijuana Use Continues to Decline | Paul Armentano

Fewer young people today identify as current users of cannabis as compared to 2002, according to national survey data released Thursday by the US Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health report finds that 6.5 percent of respondents between the […]

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Cory Booker Introduces Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Focused on Racial Justice

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Cory Booker Introduces Federal Marijuana Legalization Bill Focused on Racial Justice | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced legislation on Tuesday that, if passed, would end federal marijuana prohibition and centers communities most devastated by the war on drugs. “The question is no longer ‘should we legalize marijuana?’; it is ‘how do we legalize marijuana?’ We must do so in a way that […]

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Joint Legislation: Federal Bills Would End Marijuana Prohibition in the United States

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Joint Legislation: Federal Bills Would End Marijuana Prohibition in the United States | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Senator Ron Wyden and Representatives Earl Blumenauer and Jared Polis have introduced legislation in the House and Senate — to permit states to establish their own marijuana regulatory policies free from federal interference. In addition to removing marijuana from the United States Controlled Substances Act, this legislation also removes enforcement power from […]

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation | Marijuana Policy Project

Measures filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and create a federal regulatory process for states that choose to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adult use Additional bills filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would eliminate many of the collateral consequences […]

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report

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Federal Marijuana Sentences Plummet: Report | Paul Armentano

WASHINGTON, DC — The number of federal offenders sentenced for violating marijuana laws has fallen significantly since 2012, according to data provided by the United States Sentencing Commission. Just over 3,000 federal defendants were sentenced for marijuana violations in 2016, according to the Commission. That total is roughly half of the number of federal defendants that […]

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Court: Budgetary Amendment Bars Federal Prosecution of State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Providers

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Court: Budgetary Amendment Bars Federal Prosecution of State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Providers | NORML

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Federal officials are not permitted to engage in the criminal prosecution of those who are engaged in activity related to medical marijuana absent evidence that the defendants are in clear violation of state law, according to a unanimous ruling by a three-judge panel on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The […]

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