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  1. Ron Strider

    Former Mexican President 'Wants To Be The R.J. Reynolds Of Marijuana'

    Our sources south of the border say to keep an eye on the business interests of former Mexican President Vicente Fox, a vocal President Trump critic. "He wants to be the R.J. Reynolds of marijuana," our spy said. And there seems to be some substance to the rumor. In June, Fox was the...
  2. Ron Strider

    Latest Plan For Pot Panel Would Increase Legalization Backers' Clout

    A House committee has voted to add another five members to a study commission that would be charged with looking into the effects of legalizing marijuana. The additions would bring the total number of people on the commission to 22 and increase representation by the pro-legalization movement...
  3. Ron Strider

    Philippines: Duterte's Drug War Has "Unrealistic" Goals - Expert

    President Rodrigo Duterte's goal of eliminating illegal drugs in the country through a bloody war is "unrealistic" and is "not feasible," a Thailand-based expert said Saturday. "The current administrative policies around drug control seems to be very much focused on achieving unachievable...
  4. Ron Strider

    What Does The US Drug Czar Actually Do?

    Drug policy reform advocates recently sounded the alarms after President Donald Trump's likely pick for director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) came to light. "Congressman Tom Marino of Pennsylvania is the perfect choice for drug czar because President Donald Trump is...
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    IL: Frerichs Seeks Commonsense Change To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

    The availability of medical marijuana in Illinois is in jeopardy depending upon how the Trump administration approaches the enforcement of marijuana and banking laws, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said. Current federal law prohibits banks from processing money used in the legal...
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    Don't Expect Nationwide Marijuana Legalization Under The Trump Administration

    With the inauguration of Donald Trump on January 20, the United States got a new president. And with that new president comes a long list of new appointees across various federal agencies and departments. While President Trump's cabinet selection process has played out publicly, a variety of...
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    Johnson Defends Association With Pot Industry

    Gary Johnson, the Libertarian Party's nominee for president who previously served as the CEO of a medical marijuana company, on Sunday defended his advocacy for legalizing pot. Johnson said that, if elected, one of his first actions would be to delist marijuana from the Drug Enforcement...
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    PharmaCielo Receives Manufacturing Licence to Process Cannabis Plants

    Rionegro, Colombia and Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2016 - PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S, a wholly owned Rionegro-based subsidiary of Canadian headquartered PharmaCielo Ltd., today announced that it has been officially granted a manufacturing licence from the Ministry of Health and Social...
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    PharmaCielo Receives Manufacturing Licence to Process Cannabis Plants

    Rionegro, Colombia and Toronto, Canada, June 28, 2016 - PharmaCielo Colombia Holdings S.A.S, a wholly owned Rionegro-based subsidiary of Canadian headquartered PharmaCielo Ltd., today announced that it has been officially granted a manufacturing licence from the Ministry of Health and Social...
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    Nation's Biggest Pro-Marijuana Group Endorses Gary Johnson For President

    The nation's largest organization in favor of marijuana legalization is formally endorsing the Libertarian Party's nominee for president — Gary Johnson. The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), whose mission is to reform federal laws to ensure states can determine their own marijuana policies...
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    President Obama Must Act on Marijuana Reform

    President Barack Obama still refuses to act on the issue of marijuana legalization, and reform advocates are getting tired of waiting. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee, has discussed the legal status of cannabis with the president several times, asking Obama if he...
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    President Obama Must Act on Marijuana Reform

    President Barack Obama still refuses to act on the issue of marijuana legalization, and reform advocates are getting tired of waiting. Rep. Steve Cohen, a Democratic congressman from Tennessee, has discussed the legal status of cannabis with the president several times, asking Obama if he...
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    Mexico's President Has Changed His Mind And Will Attend The Big UN Drug Meeting

    After much criticism coming from legalization activists and the political opposition for his decision not to attend a major UN global drug policy meeting next week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has reversed course. Peña Nieto's office released a statement on Friday afternoon...
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    State Of The Union, Sanders' Surge Highlight New Era For Drug Policy

    The bogus 'get tough on drugs' '80s and '90s appear to be over. President Obama opened his annual state of the union address to the nation last night with an unprecedented call for tackling America's prescription drug abuse epidemic as well as its mass incarceration epidemic. On the same...
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    Former Facebook President Sean Parker Backs Marijuana Legalization Proposal

    Sean Parker, former Facebook president, once developed a reputation for his advocacy in pushing for change. Now, he is at the forefront of marijuana legalization movement in California. According to Yahoo News, "The initiative has the support of Democratic Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom and...
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    Uruguay To Sell 3 Types Of Marijuana In Drug Stores

    Registered Uruguayan consumers will be able to access three types of marijuana in drug stores with high, medium and low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol and correspondent levels of cannabidiol, said Milton Romani, president of the country's national drug office, on Saturday. "There are three...