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  1. Ron Strider

    No Bankruptcy Aid For Marijuana Businesses, Justice Department Officials Say

    The U.S. Department of Justice is issuing another reminder that marijuana businesses don't have a right to bankruptcy proceedings. "Marijuana continues to be regulated by Congress as a dangerous drug, and as the Supreme Court has recognized, the federal prohibition of marijuana takes...
  2. Ron Strider

    Senate Panel Advances Measure To Protect Medical Marijuana States

    The Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amendment to a budget bill on Thursday to protect medical marijuana programs from federal interference in states that have legalized the drug for medical use. The amendment to the 2018 Commerce, Justice and Science appropriations bill passed by...
  3. Ron Strider

    Dem Senator: Administration Crackdown On Marijuana Is 'Backward And Inhumane'

    Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) on Sunday slammed the Trump administration's crackdown on marijuana users, calling it "backward and inhumane." "This is backward and inhumane," Schatz tweeted. "I hope every third-party voting progressive remembers this. There's a real difference between R's and...
  4. Ron Strider

    U.S. Senators To AG Sessions: Reassure Hemp Industry You Will Uphold The Law

    Recently, U.S. Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Al Franken (D-MN), and Michael Bennet (D-CO) urged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to address their constituents’ concerns regarding the hemp industry’s access to financial services by confirming the Department of...
  5. Ron Strider

    NY: Brooklyn's Decriminalization Success Proves Jeff Sessions Wrong

    Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a return to federal drug policies that, beginning in the 1980's, led to mass incarceration and the dubious distinction of making the United States the world's biggest jailer. The policies that comprised the "War on Drugs" incurred enormous...
  6. Ron Strider

    Bipartisan Marijuana Legalization Bill Gets Renewed Push On Capitol Hill

    The bipartisan sponsors of a marijuana legalization bill currently before Congress renewed their efforts in the name of criminal justice reform Wednesday as the Trump administration pushes to further punish drug offenders. Reps. Thomas Garrett, Virginia Republican, and Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii...
  7. Ron Strider

    Why Is Sessions Doubling Down On A Failed Drug War?

    We should focus on promoting smart policies that end this opioid crisis that's ravaging our communities. Attorney Jeff Sessions claimed to be committed to doing this, but he has now issued a memorandum instructing federal prosecutors to "charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable...
  8. Ron Strider

    NJ Gov Race: Top Democratic Candidates Agree On Marijuana Legalization

    Candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor said at a forum in Newark Monday night that legalizing marijuana is an essential component of reforming New Jersey's criminal justice system. At a debate sponsored by the NAACP and the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, former U.S...
  9. K

    CA: Local Cultivator Sees Through High-Priced Cannabis Supplies

    When the licensed marijuana dispensary OutCo hired Allison Justice as its VP of Cultivation three months ago, she was shocked by the El Cajon-based lab's use of a high-priced fertilizer. At the time, Outco Labs was using fertilizers from Heavy 16, an established, cannabis-centric hydroponics...
  10. K

    College Student Slays U.S. Justice Department And Gets His $11,000 Back Plus Interest

    Cincinnatti - A college student whose life savings was seized because police said they smelled marijuana on his luggage is getting all of his cash back — plus interest - after nearly two years of a legal fight. Police stopped Clarke and took the money from a checked bag while he was waiting...
  11. K

    The Big Implications Of A Nasty Fight To Stop Marijuana Legalization In California

    The presidential election campaign and its shock outcome revealed many of America's ugly fractures around racism and how far we are from achieving social justice. Sadly, while working in drug policy for the past six years, I have seen the very same issues exposed within the ranks of those who...
  12. K

    How Women Are Growing And Harvesting The Marijuana Industry

    Almost two weeks ago, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to secure her party's nomination for president. It's an historical and monumental event, and something that deserves to be celebrated, regardless of your preferred candidate. To see a woman rise to this level of power means we're...
  13. K

    Legal Pot Is A Civil Liberty

    The American Civil Liberties Union, aka the ACLU, is here to fight for your rights. Smoking weed is apparently one of them. Amen. Backers of an initiative headed for the November ballot that would legalize recreational marijuana announced today that the ACLU of California is in their...
  14. R

    UK: Forget The Users - Drug War Must Go After The Generals

    Former justice secretary Kenny MacAskill has called on the SNP Government to stop treating drug users as criminals. MacAskill, who served for seven years under Alex Salmond, claimed the war on drugs had failed across the world and said that police would be better targeting criminal gangs...
  15. L

    Family wants justice for man fatally shot by Downey Police

    Dozens of angry protesters picketed outside the Los Angeles district attorney & office in downtown L.A. on Thursday, demanding justice for a South Gate man who was shot and killed by Downey Police. Officers were investigating a report of an armed robbery at a Bank of America ATM near Imperial...