House Passes Budget With Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: After months of debate and continuing resolutions, the House of Representatives has passed its Appropriations package for the fiscal year of 2018. Unlike previous short term measures, this bill will fully fund the government through September 30, 2018. At over 2,200 pages the bill Read the full article…

Federal Cannabis Bills In Political Purgatory

Although a number of Democrats have stepped up in support of the CARERS Act, the bill simply has not managed to pick up enough Republican supporters to advance it into the next phase of the legislative process.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  While there has been a great deal of anticipation over the past several months in regards to whether the CARERS Act would pass in 2015, some of the latest reports reveal that this legislation, which seeks to legalize medical cannabis at the federal level, has not managed to attract enough bipartisan support to catapult Read the full article…

10 Reasons Why Federal Medical Marijuana Prohibition Is about To Go Up In Smoke

For the first time, there is comprehensive medical marijuana legislation in both the U.S. House and Senate.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  When I first opened the D.C. office for Americans for Safe Access (ASA) in 2006, to bring representation of medical marijuana patients to our nation’s capitol, I was told by many it was not worth the effort.  A quick skim of the political landscape back then showed we would be facing a Read the full article…

Barbara Boxer and Dean Heller Back Federal Legalization Of Medical Marijuana In States That Allow It

"The time has come for the federal government to stop impeding the doctor-patient relationship in states that have decided their own medical marijuana policies,"

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The CARERS Act, which would make the federal ban on marijuana inapplicable to people who comply with state laws allowing medical use of the plant, has attracted a couple of interesting cosponsors since it was introduced last week. Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) signed on last Wednesday, and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) joined him yesterday. Both represent states with Read the full article…