Legalize Marijuana

WASHINGTON  — Two very different groups have launched efforts against U.S. Sen. Cory Booker‘s efforts to remove the federal ban on marijuana. While Booker said he was moved to act because law enforcement unfairly targeted members of minority communities for using the drug, the organizations said that legalization in the states that so far have voted for it has […]

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This article first appeared on Reason.com. Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s well-known anti-pot prejudices, a broad federal crackdown on marijuana in states that have legalized it seems unlikely in light of the recommendations from a Justice Department subcommittee charged with studying the issue. The Associated Press reports that the panel, part of the DOJ’s Task […]

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Dan Falcitelli, director of Floyd Against Drugs, tells Exchange Club members that Rome has alcohol and marijuana use trending down among teenagers for two consecutive years. (Doug Walker, RN-T) …read more at http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/marijuana-legalization-compared-to-big-tobacco/article_f95d5e98-84a8-11e7-8b34-abfec844262e.html

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A marijuana plant standing at over 6-feet tall. Mina Carillo, born on Guam but living in Los Angeles, runs multiple businesses specializing in medical marijuana.(Photo: Courtesy of Jacqueline Downs) It’s been roughly six months since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions made national headlines when he told reporters that the Justice Department would adopt “responsible policies” […]

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The push to legalize marijuana at the federal level, or at least get the Department of Justice to maintain the Status Quo, may finally have the support it needs to be taken seriously. It seems that master political strategist Roger Stone, who has deep roots in the Trump administration, and Orlando attorney John Morgan, the […]

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x Embed x Share CLOSE Drugged driving in Michigan and across the country is on the rise. Detroit Free Press Buy Photo Medical marijuana being grown in Warren.(Photo: William Archie, Detroit Free Press)Buy Photo LANSING — The Board of State Canvassers gave approval Thursday to a new proposed ballot effort to amend the state constitution to fully […]

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In letters obtained by HuffPost that are dated Aug. 1 and Aug. 14, Alaskan Gov. Bill Walker and Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth, both Independents, defend their state’s marijuana law and the voters who approved legalization in the state. They also ask the Department of Justice to not interfere with state-legal programs and refute some of Sessions’ assertions […]

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Earlier this month, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) introduced the Marijuana Justice Act. To some, this bill may look like another liberal attempt to push for widespread legalization of marijuana across the country. But for those of us who work in this industry and understand the complexities and inequities of current marijuana policies, the bill is a bold step forward in […]

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