Senators Rand Paul and Cory Booker to Offer Medical Marijuana Amendment

By: Thursday June 19, 2014 12:03 pm

Last month the House voted to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs and now the Senate will likely get its turn. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) will offer a similar amendment to the appropriations bill in the Senate, according to the Drug [...]

Florida Gov. Rick Scott Signs CBD-Only Medical Marijuana Law

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:24 am

The state of Florida took a step towards marijuana reform on Monday when governor Rick Scott (R) signed into law Senate Bills 1030 and 1700. The former will allow only the use of marijuana extracts low in THC but high in cannabidiol (CBD), like the strain Charollete’s Web, featured last year in a CNN documentary. Senate Bill 1700 [...]

Minnesota’s New Medical Marijuana Law May Suck, But Could Improve Over Time

By: Tuesday June 3, 2014 10:15 am

There is a lot of reasonable disappointment with Minnesota’s new restrictive medical marijuana law. It will leave many legitimate patients without treatment, will make getting medicine difficult and needlessly creates new legal penalties for patients. While I don’t defend the law’s worst elements the people of Minnesota should take solace in the fact that medical [...]

This Is the Beginning of the End to the Federal War on Marijuana

By: Friday May 30, 2014 8:23 am

If you made the unusual decision to stay up late last night watching C-SPAN you would have witnessed the beginning of the end to thefederal government’s decades long war on marijuana. Just after midnight the House of Representative approved a bipartisan amendment to prevent the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-approved [...]

House Votes to End Federal Medical Marijuana Raids

By: Thursday May 29, 2014 9:26 pm

The House of Representatives took an important step towards ending the federal war on medical marijuana. Just after midnight Friday morning the House voted to approve an amendment to the Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill that prohibits federal law enforcement resources from being used against medical marijuana that is approved under state law. The amendment won in [...]

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