Federal Government

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

DOJ Gives Washington State Access to Database for Background Checks

After almost a year of requests, the Department of Justice has granted Washington state access to an FBI database so state officials can do nationwide background checks on individuals...
Federal Government Approves Study on Marijuana and PTSD

Federal Government Approves Study on Marijuana and PTSD

The federal government has approved a University of Arizona study that hopes to determine whether or not cannabis can help patients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Approval of...
Obama Administration Gives Banks Approval to Work with Marijuana Businesses

Obama Administration Gives Banks Approval to Work with Marijuana Businesses

On Friday, the Obama Administration gave the banking industry approval to work with marijuana businesses, accepting their money in accounts and providing them with financing without risk of facing...
Washington and Colorado Push for Solution on Marijuana Banking

Washington and Colorado Push for Solution on Marijuana Banking

On Wednesday, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent a letter to federal financial officials urging them to come up with a solution to the current...
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,...
Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

Berkeley Fights Feds on Medical Marijuana

On Wednesday, the city of Berkeley, Ca. filed a legal claim in a federal asset forfeiture case against the landlord of a medical marijuana dispensary in the city, Berkeley...
House Representative Calls Attorney General Eric Holder Out on Marijuana Prohibition

House Representative Calls Attorney General Eric Holder Out on Marijuana Prohibition

At Wednesday evening’s House oversight hearing with Attorney General Eric Holder, most House members were focused on recent allegations of invasive search by the IRS.  However, Representative Steve Cohen...
Feds Launch New Wave of Medical Marijuana Collective Crackdowns

Feds Launch New Wave of Medical Marijuana Collective Crackdowns

Yesterday, California was dealt a blow when the Supreme Court upheld cities’ right to ban medical marijuana collectives.  Now, federal officials are launching a new wave of crackdowns on...
US Drug Czar Says Federal Laws Will Always Prevail When It Comes to Marijuana

US Drug Czar Says Federal Laws Will Always Prevail When It Comes to Marijuana

While more and more states are working toward legalizing marijuana, the US Drug Czar wants to make sure that everyone understands that federal laws on marijuana will always trump...
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. ...