Congressmen push Jeff Sessions on stalled medical marijuana research

A bipartisan group of congressmen have asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to explain why the Justice Department is dragging its feet more than a year after promising to eliminate barriers preventing researchers from studying marijuana’s potential medical benefits. The congressmen voiced their concerns Wednesday in a letter to Mr. Sessions after The Washington Post reported earlier…

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Department of Veterans Affairs’ PTSD, pot study called ‘worthless’

Cannabis advocates are criticizing the Department of Veterans Affairs for wasting time and resources on recently published research that produced inconclusive results on the effects of medical marijuana in treating pain and post-traumatic stress disorder. “I find the funds spent on regurgitating these studies to be worthless,” said Sean Kiernan, a veteran and advocate for the…

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After suspending seven players, two Florida Gators are reportedly in trouble yet again

Florida’s offseason has become more problematic than just finding its next starting quarterback as two players are now in trouble and were cited for marijuana possession early Monday morning. Can confirm reports #Gators LB Ventrell Miller & WR James Robinson were cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession early Monday morning — Graham Hall (@GrahamHall_) August 24, 2017…

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Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act And The Battle Over Legal Weed

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker announced legislation Aug. 1 that would remove marijuana from the federal scheduling system, essentially legalizing it across the country. The Marijuana Justice Act is a proposal that looks to “reverse decades of failed drug policy that has disproportionately impacted communities of color,” according to Booker’s official website. “Our country’s drug…

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Native American Tribes Eye Lucrative Marijuana Market

An increasing number of Native American tribes are looking to the marijuana business to break the poverty on reservations, but they are treading quietly over uncertainties in federal policy, which could shift under President Donald Trump. Cannabis is big business in states that have legalized its medical or recreational use. Arcview, a California cannabis investor network,…

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Hudson Institute Congratulates John Walters on Congressional Appointment to Western Hemisphere Drug Policy Commission

Hudson COO Walters is appointed to commission examining illicit drug control policies in Latin America and the Caribbean;Walters is former director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy WASHINGTON, June 29, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Hudson Institute congratulates John P. Walters, its chief operating officer, on his appointment to the Western Hemisphere Drug Policy…

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