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BRUCE BARCOTT, deputy director of Leafly
July 27, 2017

The Senate Appropriations approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana patients this morning, delivering a setback to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In May, Sessions delivered a letter to Congress specifically requesting that leaders reject that budget amendment, known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment.

The amendment, led by Sen. Patrick […]

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February 4, 2015 (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Will Dunham)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States’ top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law.

In an interview on “CBS This Morning,” U.S. […]

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By Andrew Harris – Aug 22, 2014 Bloomberg.com

America is two nations when it comes to marijuana: in one it’s legal, in the other it’s not. The result is that people like B.J. Patel are going to jail.

The 34-year-old Arizona man may face a decade in prison and deportation following an arrest in 2012. On a trip […]

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By Paul Armentano, NORML

Published: 01-09-2014

The enactment of statewide laws allowing for the therapeutic use of cannabis is associated with reduced instances of suicide, according to a discussion paper published in January by the Institute for the Study of Labor in Bonn, Germany.

Researchers at Montana State University, U of Colorado, and San Diego […]

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By MEGGIE KESSLER, dailywildcat.com, September 19, 2013

Despite a law legalizing medical marijuana research in state universities on Friday, researchers say they doubt they’ll be able to conduct studies anytime soon.

Because the National Institute on Drug Abuse is the only agency federally approved to grow marijuana and sell it for research purposes, according to […]

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LEAP co-founder and retired police Captain, Peter Christ, appears on WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, NY and takes on all aspects of our disastrous War on Drugs.  Peter Christ is about to make more sense about the War on Drugs than anyone you’ve ever heard in the past. His basic premise is that we need to […]

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Today, the U.S. Department of Justice announced an update to its federal marijuana enforcement policy in light of recent state ballot initiatives that legalize, under state law, the possession of small amounts of marijuana and provide for the regulation of marijuana production, processing, and sale.

In a new memorandum outlining the policy, the Department […]

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world to uncover the highs and lows of cannabis.  Source: CNN – August 11, 2013

Join Americans for Safe Access as they continue the discussion begun by CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta documentary “WEED”.
The Google Hangout featured many of […]

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Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 12:01 am
By JULIA SHUMWAY, Cronkite News Service

PHOENIX — When Arizona voters approved the use of medical marijuana in 2010, Steve Cottrell saw a way to combine his laboratory background and his interest in the plant he’d been studying since his 11-year-old son died of cancer more than a […]

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By Steve Lopez

June 17, 2012

Stephen Downing speaks fondly of his 20 years with the Los Angeles Police Department, saying he misses the camaraderie and the integrity of the people he worked with in a career that took him from street cop to deputy chief. Along the way, as commander of the Bureau of […]

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