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  1. Ron Strider

    Will Cannabis Ever Be Legal

    In spite of the opinion of many Americans across this country, the legalization of cannabis is less likely to happen than they think. There are three main reasons: -It is a complicated process. -There is a body of government in office that is extremely lazy and corrupt. -The...
  2. Ron Strider

    U.S. States Tried Decriminalizing Pot Before. Here's Why It Didn't Work

    In the past five years, eight states and Washington, D.C., have legalized recreational marijuana for adults. Today, 68 million people live in areas where marijuana is treated like alcohol or tobacco. The drug is sold in stores, millions of tax dollars are being raised from its sale, and an...
  3. Ron Strider

    Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains In Effect

    Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing. He also conceded that cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin and that a current budget rider prevents...
  4. Ron Strider

    More Adults Use Marijuana In States Where It Is Legal

    Daily use of marijuana as well as past month rates rose for both men and women aged 26 and older in states with medical marijuana laws in effect, according to researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health. Marijuana use among those younger than 26 years old was generally...
  5. Ron Strider

    VA: When Reforming Marijuana Laws, We Should Look To Science

    Last week a viewpoint writer wrote a piece about how marijuana should remain illegal in Virginia. In his piece, Thomas Ferguson described the adverse health effects of marijuana use, and how it would not be in the Commonwealth's interest to relax laws surrounding marijuana use. While there is a...
  6. Ron Strider

    West Indies: St Kitts-Nevis National Marijuana Commission Fully Functional

    The National Marijuana Commission, which was recently established by the government to facilitate national engagement on the issues surrounding the use of marijuana in St Kitts and Nevis, held its first meeting last Friday. The next meeting is scheduled for Friday, October 20, 2017. The...
  7. Ron Strider

    MI: Police Seize 55 Pounds Of Marijuana From Home

    Following an investigation, police recently seized more than 50 pounds of medical marijuana and 31 marijuana plants at a Minden Township home. On Sept. 28, the Sanilac County Drug Task Force (DTF) executed a search warrant on Maurer Road in Minden Township. The investigation was a follow-up...
  8. Ron Strider

    CA: Recreational Marijuana Sales Won't Start In January In San Francisco After All

    People eager to start buying recreational marijuana from shops in San Francisco when sales become legal throughout the state in January are going to have to wait a little longer. The city won't issue permits to sell recreational marijuana until it passes new laws to regulate the industry and...
  9. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Hasn't Led To More Drug Or Alcohol Abuse Among Young People

    Cannabis activists proclaim the benefits of legal marijuana, while opponents suggest it will lead to increased drug abuse and crime. Turns out both groups may be wrong. Liberalized marijuana laws appear to have little positive or negative impact, according to a new working paper by...
  10. Ron Strider

    Trump And Sessions Are Ignoring Voters' Overwhelming Support For Medical Marijuana

    Never mind what President Trump said on the campaign trail. His administration and GOP leaders appear determined to eliminate protections for medical marijuana growers, sellers and users. Every year since 2014, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) has inserted an amendment into a federal...
  11. Ron Strider

    Congress Appears Ready To Buck Sessions On Medical Marijuana

    Congress will likely renew protections next month for state medical marijuana laws -- but pro-pot lawmakers and advocates are still watching nervously in case Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches a last-minute sabotage campaign. For nearly three years now, Congress has maintained a policy...
  12. Ron Strider

    Should Recreational Marijuana Be Legalized On The Federal Level

    U.S. Sen. Cory Booker introduced legislation Tuesday that would legalize marijuana at the federal level. Booker (D-N.J.) said current drug laws disproportionately hurt minority communities. "Our country's drug laws are badly broken and need to be fixed," Booker said. The Marijuana...
  13. Ron Strider

    Ohio Employers Confront Marijuana Use

    Ohio may be growing more open to marijuana use, but its businesses aren't. But they don't really have much of a choice. Tones could change if overarching state and federal laws related to use of medical cannabis do. But until then, laws are making it quite difficult for any employer to...
  14. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Reform Is Still A Long Way Off For Texas

    Marijuana reform is headed for Texas, but it probably won't get here anytime soon. During the 85th Texas legislative session, which ended in May, two cannabis reform bills made it further than pretty much any similar efforts have before. Although both laws had an apparent majority in the...
  15. Ron Strider

    Three-Quarters Of Americans Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws

    A majority of Americans want the Trump administration to leave state marijuana laws alone. Seventy-six percent of American adults want President Trump to leave state marijuana laws as they are, according to a new poll from Survey USA. Reform group Marijuana Majority commissioned the poll...
  16. Ron Strider

    Majority Of Americans Want Trump To Respect State Marijuana Laws

    A strong majority of Americans say individual states should be able to enact their own laws on marijuana, without interference from the federal government. Seventy-six percent of American adults want President Donald Trump to respect state marijuana laws, according to a new poll published...
  17. Ron Strider

    Respect Sought For State Marijuana Laws

    A bipartisan U.S. Senate group, including Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, has introduced legislation requiring the federal government to respect state marijuana laws. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion and Respect States (CARERS) Act would allow Americans to gain access to the care they...
  18. Ron Strider

    With New Nevada Marijuana Laws On July 1, Watch These Three Marijuana Stocks

    On July 1, 2017, Nevada will legalize the use and sale of recreational marijuana, which could be a catalyst for long-term gains for three marijuana stocks. We'll get to those three cannabis stocks in just a bit. But first, we wanted to make sure Money Morning readers know all the important...
  19. Ron Strider

    Let States Control Medical Marijuana

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Justice Department have enough problems and challenges on their hands without trying to undo sensible federal policy regarding marijuana laws approved in 29 states. Furthermore, asking Congress to repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, passed in...
  20. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Laws In California Will Be Regulated By "Pot Czar"

    Residents of the Golden State voted to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2016, but full legalization could face delays as lawmakers fight to rework marijuana laws in California. Some California lawmakers want to ban cannabis edibles (candies, brownies, cookies), because they believe...