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  1. Ron Strider

    Jeff Sessions Named In Federal Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana's Schedule I Status

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency Charles Rosenberg have both been named in a new federal lawsuit challenging marijuana's Schedule I status as unconstitutional. The 89-page lawsuit was filed Monday in the Southern District of New York by...
  2. Ron Strider

    TX: Girl Sues Government Over Medical Marijuana

    An 11-year-old North Texas girl is suing the federal government over its classification of marijuana — hoping to decriminalize the drug for medical purposes across the country. Alexis Bortell — who suffers from epileptic seizures — is one of several plaintiffs in this potentially...
  3. Ron Strider

    California Lawmakers Working To Prevent Pot Shortage

    The Governor of Nevada made history earlier this month when he declared a "state of emergency" because the state was running out of marijuana. It will go down in the annals of history as the great pot shortage of 2017. This lack of weed occurred immediately after the state legalized the sale...
  4. gbauto

    Pain Meds & MMJ

    I'm wondering... For the folks living in a state that allows MMJ for chronic pain, are you able to see a MD for pain meds at the same time? As F'd up as our federal government is it wouldn't surprise me if was an either or...
  5. Ron Strider

    Zimbabwe: Medical Legalization Proposal - Churches, Activists, Users & Zinatha React

    Zimbabweans on Monday expressed both shock and surprise over government revelations it could soon partner a group of Canadian firms to produce marijuana or mbanje ostensibly for medical purposes. The revelations were reportedly made by Investment Promotion Minister Obert Mpofu at a recent...
  6. Ron Strider

    Catalonia Legalizes Marijuana Consumption, Cultivation And Distribution

    The government of Catalonia has legalized marijuana, making the autonomous Spanish region the latest part of the world to loosen restrictions on use of the drug. The cultivation, consumption and distribution of cannabis will be permitted for members of designated clubs after the region's...
  7. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Regulators Face Scrutiny After Violations

    Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any experience regulating a brand-new industry. The result can be a recipe for government corruption...
  8. Ron Strider

    As Marijuana Comes Out Of Black Market, Regulators Face Scrutiny

    Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any experience regulating a brand-new industry. The result can be a recipe for government corruption...
  9. Ron Strider

    Canada: Tobacco Industry Feels Pot Is Getting Preferential Treatment By Ottawa

    Today marks World No Tobacco Day and the industry that makes cigarettes says pot isn't getting picked on by the federal government. Eric Gagnon is the head of Corporate and External Affairs for Imperial Tobacco Canada and he thinks marijuana needs to face similar regulations that smoking...
  10. Ron Strider

    Canada: Amnesty For Marijuana Arrests Must Be Part Of New Legislation

    Canada has an opportunity to be a world leader in progressive pot policy. Amnesty should be central to our legalization plan, instead of an afterthought. Marijuana legalization was a key pillar of the Liberal platform in the 2015 election and the successful implementation of this promise will...
  11. Ron Strider

    Medical Marijuana Supporters Hopeful About Government Funding Bill

    Medical marijuana supporters are breathing a sigh of relief as they hope to avoid a possible crackdown by the Trump administration. With Congress closing in on a government funding bill to last through September, lawmakers intend to extend a provision that blocks the Department of Justice from...
  12. K

    What Would A Federal Marijuana Crackdown Look Like?

    Ever since the 2016 election, marijuana legalization supporters have been wondering if President Trump will crack down on state-approved recreational and/or medical marijuana programs. The Heritage Foundation believes it knows the answer. According to the conservative think tank, there are...
  13. K

    Government Marijuana Looks Nothing Like The Real Stuff

    When you were younger you probably heard of teenagers getting fooled into buying ziplock bags of scrunched-up oregano, thinking it was marijuana. While pranking teens tends to be pretty easy, is the government just as gullible? Many people questioning the quality of marijuana research findings...
  14. K

    Marijuana Stocks Drop As Trudeau's Pot Czar Says Canada Won't Rush Into Legalization

    As investors flock to Canada's burgeoning marijuana sector, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government is signaling recreational pot sales aren't imminent. Lawmaker Bill Blair -- the former Toronto police chief leading Trudeau's legalization effort -- confirmed a bill is due in parliament...
  15. K

    Tasmanian Government Backs Food Law Changes To Help Hemp Industry

    The Tasmanian Government is backing industry calls to lift the ban on the sale of hemp-derived food products in Australia. Primary Industries Minister Jeremy Rockliff told industrial hemp growers his government was lobbying its state and federal counterparts strongly to change the laws that...
  16. D

    Canadian Government Med Marijuana Poisoned

    Health Canada to spot check medical marijuana after tainted pot recall - Nova Scotia - CBC News Government authorized pot contaminated with pesticides and hydrogen cyanide. Health Canada to spot check medical marijuana after tainted pot recall Department announces random testing on...
  17. K

    Colorado Using The $3M From Marijuana Taxes To Provide Food And Housing For Homeless

    The debate over whether to legalize marijuana has raged for over 50 years in North America. The decision by the state government of Colorado to legalize marijuana use in 2014 thus attracted a lot of attention. One argument that had been made in favor of legalization was that the government...
  18. K

    Canada: Majority Of Manitobans Say Marijuana Should Be Sold In Government-Run Stores

    The province's largest union says the majority of Manitobans want marijuana sold in government-run stores if legalized. The Manitoba Government and General Employees Union, which represents liquor store workers in the province, commissioned Probe Research to poll 1,000 people by phone on the...
  19. K

    Canada: Final Report Of The Task Force On Cannabis Legislation And Regulation

    The Liberal Party of Canada made the legalization of marijuana a priority during the 2015 federal election campaign and now the Liberal government has taken a step toward enacting that promise. On June 30, 2016, the Government of Canada launched a Task Force to advise it on the design of a...
  20. GrowMedicine

    Canada - Palimentary Acts & Regulations vs Ministerial Discretion

    Hi all, I thought I would post a very significant observation of the ACMPR gazetted regulations, which if you where a lawyer or student of regulation or policy, I guess you would already know. In the Liberal governments hurried and untraditional enactment of the ACMPR in Canadian law(?), they...
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