Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Prohibited Status

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A federal district court judge in Manhattan today granted the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis’ prohibited status under federal law. The 98-page complaint, filed in July 2017 by a legal team that includes New York attorney Michael Hiller, NORML Legal Committee member Joseph Bondy and Empire [...]

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Federal Judge To Hear Arguments Wednesday In Legal Fight Challenging The Constitutionality Of Marijuana’s Illicit Status

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A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan will hear arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition. Lawyers for the plaintiffs in the case include NORML Legal Committee member Joseph Bondy and Empire State NORML Director David Holland. The 98-page complaint contends that the federal government “does not believe, [...]

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House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

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Earlier today in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Cole Memo, was a Justice Department memorandum, authored by former US Deputy Attorney General James Cole in [...]

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Representatives Lieu and Amash Introduce Legislation Ending Funding For Marijuana Suppression

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Rep. Ted Lieu Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-CA) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) have reintroduced HR 4816: The Stop Civil Asset Forfeiture Funding for Marijuana Suppression Act. The measure restricts civil asset forfeiture funds from being used for the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Domestic Cannabis Eradication / Suppression Program. The bill would prohibit the transfer of property that would be used for [...]

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

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In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant. Earlier this year Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has a tremendous amount [...]

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