Mounting Support for Marijuana Banking Has Widespread Implications

MONEY AND MARIJUANA

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Although 28 states have already legalized marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to label marijuana a Schedule 1 substance, along with heroin and LSD, making it illegal on a federal level. As a result, the banking industry has been slow to provide services to marijuana Read the full article…

Marijuana And DUI – Laws, Tests, And Penalties

Marijuana in the DUI cases

By Robert Russel The acronym DUI stands for Driving Under the Influence and it represents the crime of driving a vehicle while affected by alcohol or other drugs to a level when the driver can’t operate the vehicle safely. Depending on the state that you are living in, penalties for alcohol and the drugs may Read the full article…

MPP Issues Statement Regarding Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions

Sen. Jeff Sessions testifies

Sessions did NOT commit to vigorously enforcing federal prohibition laws in states that have adopted conflicting laws Earlier in the day, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer signaled that Sessions would follow Trump’s lead on marijuana policy; Trump has said states should be able to establish their own marijuana laws DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA — The Marijuana Policy Read the full article…

Marijuana Advocates Tell Senators #JustSayNoToSessions

NORML organized #JustSayNoToSessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Yesterday, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters organized a “Day of Action” to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. “Senator Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with laws throughout a Read the full article…

NORML Comments On Maine Marijuana Legalization Certification

NORML comments on legal Maine

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017. “Sometimes our opponents have to be drug there kicking and screaming, but it is good to see the ‘No on 1′ campaign and Governor LePage honor the will of state Read the full article…

Jan. 6 National Press Club Newsmaker Explores How Acts of Civil Disobedience Will be Used To Challenge The Trump Administration

Civil Disobedience is the topic of the next National Press Club meeting

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Civil disobedience has been an important part of the fabric of this country and key to social change from the earliest days of the country’s development, through the Vietnam War protests, to the work of the civil rights movement and beyond. As a new administration is set to begin its work within Read the full article…

2016: The Year In Review – NORML’s Top 10 Events That Shaped Marijuana Policy

NORML Top 10 Events of 2016

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, has released its list of the top 10 events that shaped marijuana policy in 2016: #1 Adult Use Marijuana Laws Win Big on Election Day Voters in eight states on Election Day decided in favor of legalizing marijuana. Voters in four states: California, Maine, Read the full article…

Hemp Industries Association Responds To DEA Final Rule Regarding ‘Marijuana Extracts’

DOJ/DEA Extracts Code

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Hemp Industries Association (HIA), the leading non-profit trade association consisting of hundreds of hemp businesses, has issued its position in response to a recent DEA ruling, submitted to the Federal Register December 14, 2016, which seeks to establish a new drug code for ‘marijuana extract.’ Specifically, the DEA has proposed that CBD, Read the full article…

Federal Marijuana Protections Extended Through April

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Members of Congress have re-authorized a federal provision prohibiting the Justice Department from interfering in state-authorized medical cannabis programs. The provision, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, was included in short-term spending legislation, House Resolution 2028, and will expire on April 28, 2017. Initially enacted by Congress in 2014, the amendment maintains that federal funds Read the full article…

DEA Hurts Growing Industry; Enacts Final Rule Seeking To Make Any Extract Of Cannabis Plant Schedule 1 Drug

hemp CBD oil

By Bob Hoban, Managing Partner – Hoban Law Group On December 13, 2016, the DEA issued its Final Rule, “Establishment of New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract,” which serves to potentially devastate developing businesses and consumer, textile and manufacturing industries related to cannabinoids. Robert Hoban, a cannabis, cannabinoid and hemp lawyer and expert as well as Read the full article…