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DOJ employee alleges problematic DOJ scrutiny of cannabis suppliers

DOJ employee alleges problematic DOJ scrutiny of cannabis suppliers

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 29, 2020

On Wednesday, July 1, a Department of Justice whistleblower will testify to prove that Attorney General Bill Barr unfairly targeted cannabis suppliers simply because he was against the legal industry. John...

DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

DOJ Memo says Trump Admin may permit research into cannabis products

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial May 26, 2020

Congress is being prompted to take administrative action and broaden its research into cannabis' therapeutic effects. The case has emerged following a “secret” Justice Department document that was...

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries

Bipartisan lawmakers press DEA to let researchers study cannabis from dispensaries

Bethan Rose Jenkins , Cannabis News Writer/Editorial December 19, 2019

If a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers get their way, researchers could soon get their hands on cannabis purchased from state-legal pot shops.  A letter was sent to the Drug Enforcement...

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Congress urges DEA to start processing applications for medical cannabis research

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions is believed to have blocked numerous applications for medical cannabis research
Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial June 13, 2019

Almost 30 members of the House of Representatives have signed their name in ink at the closing of a bipartisan letter curated by Congress. The letter urges the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement...

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Medical cannabis business owners breathe sigh of relief as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment is extended

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial February 12, 2018

On February 9, 2018, Congress voted to safeguard medical cannabis states from federal persecution… again. This temporary resolution under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will last for six weeks...

Congress most likely to maintain medical cannabis protections, contradicting AG Sessions

Congress most likely to maintain medical cannabis protections, contradicting AG Sessions

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen August 24, 2017

While Congress expects to renew protections for medical cannabis laws next month, pro-cannabis advocates worry Attorney General Jeff Sessions will crackdown on the law last minute. For three years,...

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Congressmen address alleged cannabis research obstruction by Justice Department

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen August 24, 2017

On Wednesday, a group of lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions which relayed concern about reported moves by the Justice Department to halt cannabis research. Representatives Matt...

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Two more governors respond to AG Sessions’ cannabis claims

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen August 18, 2017

The governors of Alaska and Washington responded to the letters sent by Attorney General Jeff Sessions which questioned the competence of their social cannabis programs. The governors of Alaska, Colorado,...

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

States begin crackdown on black market cannabis

August 14, 2017

Officials from states where cannabis is legal suspect unlawful trafficking places the industry at risk. Social cannabis states are trying to clamp down on those smuggling the plant across state borders,...

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