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Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Senators call for DOJ to stop blocking medical marijuana research

Bipartisan senators are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to cease efforts by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to slow medical marijuana research. In a letter sent Thursday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

Cannabis Sales May Surpass Soda by 2030

The U.S. legal cannabis industry is expected to reach $75 billion in sales by 2030, according to research firm Cowen & Co. That’s almost as large as the North American carbonated soft drink market in 2017.
Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

Studies link legal marijuana with fewer opioid prescriptions

NEW YORK (AP) — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it as a lower-risk alternative to opioids.
Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Medical marijuana advocates react to ouster of VA chief, nomination of Dr. Ronny Jackson

Veterans organizations fighting for medical marijuana access reacted with both hope and skepticism to President Donald Trump’s latest shakeup at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

President Trump is reportedly weighing a plan to fire U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and potentially replace him with Scott Pruitt, who currently leads the Environmental Protection Agency. “A state may not establish its own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against trafficking in controlled substances,” read one brief.
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot.
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing back against Jeff Sessions, telling reporters that the attorney general acts "more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer." The comments came after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state, challenging its sanctuary laws on immigration.
‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

CHICAGO — Benjamin Thomas Wolf, an Illinois congressional candidate whose provocative campaign has captured national media attention, has smoked weed in front of an American flag, brandished an AR-15 in a campaign ad and is running ads on porn sites.
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among states where medical cannabis access is permitted, patients routinely lessen their opioid intake. According to data published this week by the Minnesota Department of Health


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