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Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Senate to Hold Marijuana Hearings

Starting Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee will open landmark hearings that marijuana activists hope will eliminate conflicts between state and federal law when it comes to marijuana legalization. The...
Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Senate to Hold Hearing on Federal Response to Marijuana Legalization

Patrick Leahy, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman, announced that he will hold a meeting to examine “conflicts between state and federal marijuana laws.”  Chairman Leahy has invited US Attorney General...
President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

President Obama Holds Strong on Federal Marijuana Policies

At a press conference on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s deputy press secretary Josh Earnest was asked whether the president’s stance on marijuana had changed. Earnest said Obama “does not,...
New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New Data Shows Strong Race Bias in Marijuana Arrests

New federal data shows that black Americans were almost four times as likely as whites to be arrested for marijuana possession in 201o, despite the fact that the two...
Americans For Safe Access Files Appeal in Marijuana Rescheduling Case

Americans For Safe Access Files Appeal in Marijuana Rescheduling Case

On Friday, Americans for Safe Access filed a petition with the federal court of appeals in their case that sought to reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I controlled substance. ...
Discovery Network Launches 2 Marijuana-Related TV Shows

Discovery Network Launches 2 Marijuana-Related TV Shows

This week, the Discovery network will launch a new marijuana-related show, called “Weed Country”.  The show, which premieres at 10 pm on Wednesday, focuses on both sides of the...
US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Speaks Out About His Stance on Marijuana

US Drug Czar Gil Kerlikowske, a former police chief,  is known for taking a hard stance against marijuana.  Recently, he was interviewed by Maclean’s, a Canadian news website, and...
US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

US Fire Administration Includes BHO Explosion Warning in Weekly Newsletter

In their weekly InfoGram newsletter the US Fire Administration has released a warning to members of the Emergency Services Sector about an increase in BHO-related explosions across the US....
Proposed Bills Would Overhaul Marijuana Policies Across US

Proposed Bills Would Overhaul Marijuana Policies Across US

Lawmakers from both parties have been working on a number of marijuana related bills, the first of which will be introduced by Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Representative...
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification

Federal Appeals Court Rejects Marijuana Reclassification

On Tuesday morning, a federal appeals court panel has rejected Americans for Safe Access’ (ASA) petition to reclassify marijuana from a Schedule I substance. This case involves a 10...