Federal Government

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

Federal Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced

On Friday, Democratic Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jared Polis of Colorado introduced two separate bills to legalize recreational marijuana on the federal level. Polis’ bill, the Regulate...
Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

Justice Department Drops Charges Against 70-Year-Old Medical Marijuana Cancer Patient

70-year-old Larry Harvey faced federal charges after he was caught growing about 70 marijuana plants for medical purposes in Northeast Washington state.  Harvey was arrested two years ago by...
DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

DC Council Moving Forward with Marijuana Legalization

The Washington DC Council has set up hearings on marijuana legalization, signaling that they intend to move forward with marijuana legalization following the approval of Initiative 71 by voters...
Colorado Colleges Request Permission to Grow Marijuana

Colorado Colleges Request Permission to Grow Marijuana

Colorado made history legalizing marijuana through Amendment 64 in 2012.  Now, the state’s colleges and universities are asking the federal government for permission to grow marijuana for research purposes....
American Indian Tribes Considering Whether to Grow Marijuana

American Indian Tribes Considering Whether to Grow Marijuana

Earlier this month, the US Department of Justice told American Indian tribes that they can grow and sell marijuana on their lands as long as they follow the same...
Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

Majority of Americans Wants Federal Government to Butt Out When it Comes to Marijuana

A report released Monday by think-tank Third Way shows 60% of Americans believe it should be up to individual states, not the federal government, whether marijuana should be legalized. ...
House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans Trying to Stop Washington DC Marijuana Legalization

House Republicans are trying to stop marijuana legalization in Washington DC, which was approved by state voters last month. According to Democratic and Republican sources, Republicans are trying to...
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...
House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

House Votes to Ease Restrictions on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, the House voted in support of making it easier for banks to do business with legal marijuana shops and medical marijuana careviers. The 236-186 vote rejected a...
White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

White House Calls Marijuana a States’ Rights Issue

On Monday, the Obama Administration openly opposed Republican-led legislation that would prevent Washington DC from using federal funds to decriminalize low level marijuana possession, calling marijuana a states’ rights...