U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again express his opinion that legal sales of marijuana are not a positive development for the country.
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On the fourth anniversary of the Cole Memo, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) announced it had sent a report to Attorney General Jeff Sessions detailing how states that have legalized cannabis have failed to live up to that Obama-era guidance on enforcement priorities.
Oregon’s governor and head of the state police have responded to a letter from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, critiquing cannabis legalization in the state.
The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of their respective marijuana regulatory regimes
Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter to Alaska’s governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states.
An independent national organization that supports state legislatures has again voiced its support for federal descheduling of cannabis.
Latest numbers from Quinnipiac University Poll also show little support for a federal crackdown in states that have legalized cannabis.
At the political panel marathon Politicon this weekend, columnist Ann Coulter made some remarkable claims about marijuana during a debate with Ana Kasparian.
A Senate appropriations committee approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from interference from the Department of Justice.
The House Rules Committee decided not to allow a medical marijuana amendment to the Veterans Affairs appropriations bill to proceed to a full vote.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime 2017 World Drug Report finds cannabis is the most consumed and widely cultivated drug but found zero deaths.
A transcript released Tuesday revealed police officer Jeronimo Yanez told investigators the smell of marijuana from Philando Castile’s car was a major reason he considered the man a threat.
The CARERS Act would not legalize medical marijuana federally; it would officially allow states to set their own medical marijuana policies. Additionally, Veterans Affairs physicians would be able to recommend medical marijuana to their veteran patients, which they are currently banned from doing.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein stated before the Senate Appropriations committee that marijuana is properly scheduled as a Schedule I drug.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said federal law prevents the department from implementing any potential benefits of medical marijuana for veterans.
A week ago, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed an omnibus marijuana bill, containing many changes to the regulations put in place in 2013, after Washington voters legalized recreational marijuana sales.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who has built his career on talking tough on crime, drugs, and illegal immigration, says he’s accepted a job as an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), The Associated Press has reported. Clarke said in an interview with WISN-AM on Wednesday that…
People in cities around the world will take to the streets on Saturday for the 2017 Global Marijuana March as a protest to end cannabis prohibition.
In a speech Tuesday, John Kelly promised that DHS, TSA, ICE and CBP would all take a hard-line stance on what he called a “potentially dangerous gateway drug.”
In a memo sent to the U.S. attorneys, Jeff Sessions indicated he created a task force to evaluate marijuana policy as part of a larger review of crime reduction and public safety.
Roger Stone caused a sensation last week when he wrote a blog post imploring the Trump administration not to interfere with marijuana legalization efforts.
The majority of U.S. states now have a medical marijuana law in place, but the laws don’t yet go far enough, says advocacy group Americans for Safe Access.
RED OAK, Iowa — Police in southwestern Iowa have arrested a 10-year-old boy and the boy’s mother after officers say the boy tried to sell marijuana to a classmate. Shenandoah radio station KMA-AM reports that officers were called Monday to an elementary school in Red Oak, leading officers to search…
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