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Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban

Canadians who work in the marijuana industry — and those who invest in the booming pot sector — risk a lifetime ban on travel to the U.S., according to a senior official overseeing U.S border operations.
Medical marijuana users are being shut out of public housing

Medical marijuana users are being shut out of public housing

Cancer patients and other people with debilitating conditions are being forced to choose between medical marijuana and federal public housing assistance. Even though some of the most conservative states are passing laws legalizing medical weed, marijuana is still a Schedule I controlled substance on a federal level, along with heroin and ecstasy, which can make users ineligible for programs like rental assistance or public housing.
Weed Farmers Are Suing a California County After It Kicked Them Out

Weed Farmers Are Suing a California County After It Kicked Them Out

Since early July, Jason Hauer has spent approximately seven hours commuting to and from San Francisco five days a week. The 40-year-old cannabis grower claims he was forced to find a job 124 miles away from his home in California’s rural Calaveras County after local politicians voted in January to ban commercial marijuana cultivation just two years after attempting to regulate it.
Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Senate Bill Would Legalize Medical Marijuana For Military Veterans

Two Democratic U.S. senators filed legislation on Wednesday that would effectively legalize medical marijuana for military veterans and let government doctors help them access it. Under the Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians would be empowered to issue medical cannabis recommendations in accordance with the laws of a growing number of states.
A Top House Republican Questions Jeff Sessions’s Anti-Marijuana Moves

A Top House Republican Questions Jeff Sessions’s Anti-Marijuana Moves

A top Republican leader in Congress is questioning U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to rescind protections for local marijuana laws and says that letting states implement legalization means “we get to see the laboratories of democracy at work.”
Republican lawmakers in this U.S. territory just voted to legalize marijuana

Republican lawmakers in this U.S. territory just voted to legalize marijuana

The House and Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a U.S. territory in the Pacific Ocean near Guam, have approved legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana and allow commercial sale of the drug.
Pot for the People: New Bill Would Allow Federal Employees to Access Weed

Pot for the People: New Bill Would Allow Federal Employees to Access Weed

After losing his legs fighting with his Marine Corps unit in Afghanistan in 2010, Paul was put on a steady regimen of OxyContin, a potent, highly addictive and, back then, heavily prescribed opiate. After years of intense rehab — as soon as he was physically, mentally and emotionally strong enough — he weaned himself off a daily pharmaceutical cocktail (which also included Ambien, Methadone, Seroquel, etc.) in part by replacing those concentrated chemical compounds with consuming marijuana four to five times a week.
Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Study: CBD From Marijuana Plus Chemotherapy Tripled Cancer Survival Rates In Mice

Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment.
The Federal Government Recognized the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana 40 Years Ago

The Federal Government Recognized the Health Benefits of Medical Marijuana 40 Years Ago

As long as he lives and breathes and talks—and Irv likes to talk—he will serve as a reminder that the federal government has already admitted cannabis has medicinal uses. Yet the plant continues to be labeled as Schedule I substance under federal law, meaning it has “no accepted medical use.” 
Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Cannabis Commission Looks To Identify Why Few 'Priority' Applicants Make It Through Licensing Process

Difficulty finding funding is holding back the very people the state is required to help enter the new legal cannabis industry: members of communities disproportionately criminalized for marijuana. That's according to a survey of these so-called "economic empowerment applicants" conducted by the Cannabis Control Commission.


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