Federal Government

US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

US Government Funded Research Finds Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells

The US Government may have argued in the past that marijuana has no medical benefits, but a new study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, funded by the...
Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Justice Department Plans to Prosecute People for Medical Marijuana Despite Congress Requests

Despite a December amendment from Congress that defunded the Department of Justice’s war on medical marijuana, a recent statement from the DOJ shows that they still plan to prosecute...
Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

Federal Government Approves Arizona Medical Marijuana For PTSD Study

An Arizona researcher has been granted permission by the federal government to conduct research on the impact of medical marijuana on PTSD. Dr. Sue Sisley, who was terminated from...
Senate Reform Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana on Federal Level

Senate Reform Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana on Federal Level

A medical marijuana reform bill, the CARERS Act, introduced by Senators Rand Paul, Kristen Gillibrand, and Cory Booker would remove any federal barriers to states that want to allow...
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. ...