Pennsylvania Governor to AG Sessions: Back Off!

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In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it’s posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs. The full letter: Dear Attorney General Sessions: Last year, the Pennsylvania passed bipartisan legislation to legalize Medical Marijuana that I was [...]

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Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement Policies, Governors Fight Back

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United States Attorney General Jeff “Marijuana Consumers Aren’t Good People” Sessions has issued a formal memorandum calling on members of the Justice Department’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety to “undertake a review of existing policies,” including federal enforcement policies with regard to cannabis. The memo was sent on April 5 to 94 [...]

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Federal Legislation Introduced To Exclude Cannabis From The Controlled Substances Act

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Representatives Tom Garrett (R-VA) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) have introduced bipartisan legislation in Congress to exclude marijuana from the federal Controlled Substances Act, thus providing states with the exclusive authority to regulate the plant how best they see fit. The “Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” removes the cannabis plant from the CSA so that [...]

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Federal Marijuana Protections Extended Through April, But Face an Uncertain Future

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Members of Congress have re-authorized a federal provision prohibiting the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical cannabis programs. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, was included in short-term spending legislation, House Resolution 2028, and will expire on April 28, 2017. NORML is encouraging you to tell the incoming Congress that these pivotal patient [...]

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US Senate Approves Funding Provision Expanding Medical Cannabis Access To Veterans

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On the eve of Veterans Day, members of the US Senate adopted language to permit Veterans access to medical marijuana in states that allow for its use. On Tuesday, Senate members passed the FY2016 Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Bill,which for the first time includes language to allow Veteran’s Administration (VA) doctors to recommend [...]

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