Feds Ask Supreme Court To Stay Out Of Lawsuit Over Colorado Marijuana

illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have sued Colorado, asking the Supreme Court to block the state’s legal marijuana system.

COLORADO: The federal government has asked theU.S. Supreme Court to avoid wading into a lawsuit brought by Oklahoma and Nebraska over Colorado’s legalized marijuana system. Oklahoma and Nebraska say Colorado’s legal marijuana system has created a flood of modern-day bootleggers who are buying pot in Colorado and then illegally crossing state lines. Oklahoma and Nebraska have Read the full article…

On Marijuana Policy, Congress Needs to Pick Up Where It Left Off

the bulk of the action with marijuana legalization has been at the state level, with most members of Congress hesitant to express support

By Rob Kampia  DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Now that Congress has returned from its August recess, it’s time for members to debate and vote on the annual budget that will fund the federal government from October of this year through September of next year. And various marijuana amendments will be a part of these discussions. Much has Read the full article…

The New Clash Over Cannabis

Pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on legal pot, and perhaps soon.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on pot, and perhaps soon. In a lawsuit filed last month with the U.S. Supreme Court, attorneys general Read the full article…

Fardon: ‘Careful’ Banks Can Invest In Legal Illinois Marijuana

Fardon visibly squirmed in his chair at the event Wednesday morning when finance attorney Richard Demarest Yant asked him if Chicago banks have the all-clear to accept funds from legal marijuana businesses.

ILLINOIS:  Banks that accept money from legal Illinois marijuana growers won’t “come on our radar for prosecution” if they are “careful” and “transparent” and “follow the laws,” U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon said. Addressing the issue of Illinois’ move to legalize medical marijuana in the new year in public for the first time Wednesday morning, Fardon Read the full article…