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Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

Congress Puts Stop to War on Medical Marijuana with Protections Amendment

On Saturday, Senate approved a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep the government running.  Tucked away in that package was an amendment that will block the Department of Justice...
Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

Bill Would Allow Marijuana Businesses to Benefit From Tax Laws

The Small Business Tax Equity Act has been introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer. This bill would allow state-licensed marijuana businesses to be exempt from Internal Revenue Code 280E, which...
US Government to Increase Marijuana Grows

US Government to Increase Marijuana Grows

Some may be shocked to learn that the federal government grows its own marijuana, given the fact that it has been classified as a dangerous substance by the Controlled...
UN Claims More Americans Are Using Marijuana

UN Claims More Americans Are Using Marijuana

A newly released UN report claims that more Americans are consuming marijuana, and more are seeking treatment for help with their marijuana use. The UN Office on Drugs and...
San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Offering Free Pot to Voters

San Jose Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Offering Free Pot to Voters

It’s election day in California, and San Jose voters have a new incentive to vote other than doing their civic duty.  The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition has organized a...
FBI Director Clarifies Stance on Marijuana Use by Employees After Joke Gone Bad

FBI Director Clarifies Stance on Marijuana Use by Employees After Joke Gone Bad

During a conference on Monday, FBI Director James Comey said, “I have to hire a great workforce to compete with those cybercriminals and some of those kids want to...
NFL Allegedly Plans to Change Marijuana Policy

NFL Allegedly Plans to Change Marijuana Policy

According to a new report from ESPN.com, the NFL will renegotiate its current drug policy in response to a number of players’ and coaches’ protests against harsh punishments for...
Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC House Panel Debates Decriminalization

Washington DC lawmakers voted to decriminalize low level marijuana possession earlier this year.  DC has the unique situation of federal lawmakers being able to overturn council votes.  A debate...
Obama Administation Orders 1,400 Lbs of Marijuana for Research

Obama Administation Orders 1,400 Lbs of Marijuana for Research

The Obama Administration has put in an order to 1,430 pounds of marijuana for medical research.  On Monday, the DEA made a ruling to adjust the annual production quota...
Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

Poll: 3/4 of Americans Say Marijuana Legalization is Inevitable

A public opinion poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center shows that three-quarters of Americans believe the legalization of recreational marijuana is inevitable. The survey shows that 75%...