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Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Beijing is threatened by the prospect of federal cannabis legalization in the U.S.

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 27, 2019

While it may be an exciting time for cannabis reform in the U.S., officials over in Beijing don’t seem quite as pleased at the prospect of legalizing pot. Deputy director of the China National Narcotics Control Commission, Liu Yuejin, recently announced his thoughts on cannabis legalization in th...

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Rohrabacher calls on fellow Republicans to support protections for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 5, 2017

Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher called on his fellow Republicans to protect medical cannabis from federal government intervention and uphold the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment. Originally named the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, Democratic Rep. Sam Farr and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher passed a bill three...

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

The Senate Appropriations Committee approves amendment, defying AG Sessions request

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 28, 2017

The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect medical cannabis programs from federal interference, despite a request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to do so. The amendment adds a clause that prevents the Department of Justice from using funds to stop a state from ...

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