New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections

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New Federal Spending Bill Includes Medical Marijuana Protections | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — As part of the newly proposed appropriations package known as an omnibus bill, a spending restriction upon the Department of Justice from prosecuting state-legal medical marijuana programs will remain … Read More

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Prohibited Status

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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Prohibited Status | Paul Armentano NEW YORK, NY — A federal district court judge in Manhattan on Monday granted the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit that sought to challenge the constitutionality of cannabis’ prohibited status … Read More

Federal Judge Hears Legal Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Status

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Federal Judge Hears Legal Arguments In Lawsuit Challenging Marijuana’s Schedule I Status | NORML NEW YORK, NY — A judge for the Federal District Court in Manhattan heard arguments Wednesday in a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of federal cannabis prohibition. The 98-page complaint contends that … Read More

Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement

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Medical Marijuana Protections Extended as Part of Temporary Federal Budget Agreement | Paul Armentano WASHINGTON, DC — A recently approved plan by the members of the US House and Senate to temporarily extend federal funding through February 8, 2018 also … Read More

Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly … Read More

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again)

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended (Again) | Justin Strekal WASHINGTON, DC — Congressional leadership voted to enact a four-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through January 19, 2018. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by … Read More

Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Temporarily Extended | Justin Strekal Congressional leadership voted to enact a two-week continuing resolution that maintains present federal spending levels and priorities through December 22, 2017. The resolution extends medical cannabis patient protections imposed by the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment until that … Read More

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