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Jun 12, 2018

Medical Marijuana Protections Included in Senate CJS Appropriations Bill

For the first time ever, senators have included protections for state medical marijuana laws in their base Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill.

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Jun 07, 2018

Canada’s Parliament Votes to End Marijuana Prohibition

Canada moved another step closer to ending its prohibition of marijuana when the Senate approved legislation to legalize and regulate marijuana for adult use. Bill C-45 will now head back to the House of Commons, which has already approved a previous version.

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Jun 07, 2018

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws

Sens. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation that would end the federal government’s war on marijuana and protect states’ rights to enact their own marijuana policies.

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May 17, 2018

House Appropriations Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Protections in Federal Budget

The House Appropriations Committee voted to continue blocking the Justice Department from interfering in state medical marijuana laws.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."