Texas Medicine and Railroad Gin: Lessons From Prohibition

Medicinal Whisky and MJ Medicine

By Michael A. Stusser The 18th Amendment revoked the sales and use of alcohol in the United States in 1919. Shocking as it may seem that such an act could become law, the roots of Prohibition were complex (people were drinking too damn much canned heat) – and misguided. The government created a campaign to Read the full article…

Veterans Push For A Federal Study Of Hemp In Hopes Of Stemming Opioid Prescriptions At VA Facilities

Veterans Christine Clayburg, Veronica Wayne and Warfighter Hemp founder Steve Danyluk prepare to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and House Committee on Veterans Affairs to discuss urging the VA to study CBD derived from industrial hemp as a treatment option for Veterans in light of the opioid crisis. (PRNewsfoto/Warfighter Hemp)

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: A group of United States Armed Forces Veterans descended on the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. Tuesday, April 17 to meet with members of the Cannabis Caucus and the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Their request is an urgent call for change in medical treatment options for Veterans: stop the dependency on opioids and compel Read the full article…

The Congressional Record: Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act

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[Pages S4669-S4672] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS By Mr. BOOKER: S. 1689. A bill to amend the Controlled Substances Act to provide for a new rule regarding the application of the Act to marihuana, and for other purposes; to the Committee on 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

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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…

MPP Statement Regarding the Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

MPP statement on Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as AG

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Marijuana Policy Project released the following statement Friday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general. Statement from MPP Director of Communications Mason Tvert: “President-elect Trump has said on multiple occasions that he respects states’ right to establish their own marijuana policies. We would expect Read the full article…

Newspapers With Marijuana Ads Can’t Be Mailed, Feds Warn

"It is against the law," Laurie Hieb wrote in an email to Oregon newspaper executives this week. "Unfortunately, ONPA cannot do anything about this."

OREGON: The U.S. Postal Service has warned newspapers that it is a felony to mail material that includes marijuana advertising. The Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association forwarded the recent federal advisory to its 100 or so members this week. The group’s executive director said the association “strongly discourages” Oregon newspapers that rely on the U.S. mail for delivery from accepting Read the full article…

Speakers: End Of Marijuana Prohibition A Matter Of Time

“States will do what they want, and the federal government will get out of the way.”

OREGON: U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer says the end is in sight for a national prohibition on marijuana that has lasted eight decades. A retired California judge who was the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012 thinks the end could come within the next two years. Blumenauer, an Oregon Democrat, and Judge Jim Gray offered their Read the full article…

Monopoly On Ohio Marijuana Market Could Be Cloudy Issue

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: If the federal government ever lifts its national prohibition of marijuana, ResponsibleOhio‘s proposed monopoly on growing it in Ohio likely would go up in smoke. That’s because of the U.S. Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which reserves the ability to control trade between states exclusively for the federal government, constitutional scholars say. Ohio can do what it Read the full article…

Marijuana And Hemp Growers Duke It Out In Oregon Legislature

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OREGON:  Depending on who’s talking, a 20-acre hemp farm about 10 miles south of Grants Pass is either the harbinger of a new industry that could help save rural Oregon – or an existential threat to local marijuana farmers just as they’re anticipating boom times. Hemp, the non-intoxicating version of cannabis sativa, has long been Read the full article…