Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do | Justin Strekal

In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant. Earlier this year Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has a tremendous amount […]

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws

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SMART Bill Reintroduced in Congress to Protect State Marijuana Laws | Justin Strekal

Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (D-WA) has reintroduced the State Marijuana And Regulatory Tolerance (SMART) Enforcement Act (H.R. 3534). This bill prohibits state-sanctioned marijuana consumers and businesses from being prosecuted by the federal government. By a margin of more than 6 to 1, Americans say that individual states should be able to make their own laws governing […]

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Bill to Protect State Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress

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Bill to Protect State Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress | TJ Baker

WASHINGTON, DC — As tensions continue to grow due to the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws, including a possible forthcoming federal crackdown on the marijuana industry under anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Congresswoman from Washington state has reintroduced a bill aimed at protecting states rights to regulate the substance. Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA) […]

Bill to Protect State Enforcement of Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress | The Daily Chronic

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Poll: 3 of 4 Americans Want Trump to Respect State Marijuana Laws

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Poll: 3 of 4 Americans Want Trump to Respect State Marijuana Laws | Tom Angel | Marijuana Majority

A new Survey USA poll commissioned by Marijuana Majority finds the strongest support yet for letting states legalize cannabis without federal interference. In the survey of 1,500 American adults, three out of four (76%) say that states should be able to implement their own marijuana laws regardless of federal prohibition. In the new poll, just […]

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The ‘Respect State Marijuana Laws Act’ Reintroduced In Congress

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The ‘Respect State Marijuana Laws Act’ Reintroduced In Congress | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), along with six other Republicans and six Democrats, has reintroduced bipartisan legislation, ‘The Respect State Marijuana Laws Act,’ to prevent the federal government from criminally prosecuting individuals and/or businesses who are engaging in state-sanctioned activities specific to the possession, use, production, and distribution of marijuana. House Resolution […]

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Oregon Agency Rejects Adoption of Per Se Traffic Safety Laws for Cannabis

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Oregon Agency Rejects Adoption of Per Se Traffic Safety Laws for Cannabis | NORML

SALEM, OR — Lawmakers should not amend the state’s traffic safety laws or institute per se thresholds for cannabinoids, according to the recommendations of a new report issued by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, which had been tasked with reviewing the state’s driving laws following the passage of legislation in 2015. Authors concluded that intoxication due […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Fewer Traffic Fatalities | Paul Armentano

The passage of medical marijuana legalization is associated with reduced traffic fatalities among younger drivers, according to data published online ahead of print in the American Journal of Public Health. Investigators from Columbia University in New York and the University of California at Davis analyzed traffic fatality data from the years 1985 to 2014. They […]

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans

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Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis programs is associated with greater participation in the workforce by adults age 50 and older, according to the findings of a working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, a non-partisan think-tank. Researchers at the John Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore and Temple University in […]

Study: Medical Marijuana Laws Associated With Greater Workforce Participation Among Older Americans | The Daily Chronic

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Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending

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Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Prescription Drug Use, Medicare Spending | Paul Armentano

The enactment of statewide medicinal cannabis laws is associated with a quantifiable decline in the use of traditional prescription drugs, according to data published in the July edition of the scientific journal Health Affairs. Investigators at the University of Georgia assessed the relationship between medical marijuana legalization laws and physicians’ prescribing patterns in 17 states […]

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market

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Oregon Senate Committee Passes Bill to Relax State Hemp Laws, Expand Market
“OFB and OFS support HB4060 with the goal of regulating industrial hemp the same as any other agricultural commodity. Oregon's industrial hemp farmers have asked the Legislature to build flexibility into their license, and we support this request …
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Industrial Hemp great economic potential
Industrial hemp appears to have great economic potential for the region, but it sounds like it will not simply happen overnight. Approximately 80 interested local residents, including several from the Yuma area, attended an informational meeting Monday …
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