Pages tagged "Federal"

ASA Submits Recommendations to FDA for International Rescheduling of Cannabis

| April 23, 2018 |

This week, we submitted comments relating to the efficacy and medical usefulness of cannabis as a medical treatment. In early April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in the federal register asking for public comments on cannabis...

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Senators Grassley and Feinstein Introduce Bill to Exempt Some Medical Cannabis Patients From Federal Prosecution

| July 15, 2016 |

Today, the Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (S. 3269) was introduced in the United States Senate, which would ease research barriers and create exemptions from federal law for certain medical cannabis patients. The bill was introduced by four members of the Senate Judiciary...

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Three remaining Kettle Falls Five defendants found guilty of manufacturing less than 100 plants, likely to appeal

| March 04, 2015 |

In an unexpected verdict today, the jury in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case from eastern Washington State, known as the Kettle Falls Five, acquitted the three remaining defendants of all but one charge of manufacturing less than 100 marijuana plants....

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Government continues prosecution despite Congressional ban on interfering with implementation of state law

| February 24, 2015 |

Trial starts Wednesday in a widely watched federal medical marijuana case from eastern Washington State known as the Kettle Falls Five. The Obama Administration is aggressively pursuing marijuana trafficking charges against a family of patients who claim to have been growing for...

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No, it's not over yet

| October 27, 2014 |

Contents: Message from the CA Director: No, it's not over yet State & Local News: National, California, Oakland, West Hollywood, Laguna Woods, San Francisco, Mendocino County, San Bernardino County, Lake County, Hanford Public Meetings & Events: Sacramento, Online, Washington DC Court Support: Oroville, Redding,...

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Advocates: "DOJ should drop all medical marijuana cases and vow to stop obstructing policy makers"

| August 29, 2013 |

Washington, DC -- The U.S. Justice Department issued a press release earlier today, announcing a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole that detailed a similar policy on recently adopted laws in the States of Washington and Colorado as it previously indicated for medical...

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Advocates urge Obama to release ill medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval and re-sentence numerous others

| August 12, 2013 |

San Francisco, CA -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech today to the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in which he outlined a new sentencing and enforcement strategy as America enters the fifth decade of the so-called...

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Find Out More About What Changed CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Mind on Medical Marijuana

| August 09, 2013 |

Washington, DC -- Ahead of a widely publicized CNN documentary on medical marijuana this Sunday at 8pm ET, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has spoken out on the news magazine circuit to humbly apologize for misleading the American public on the issue. Calling the federal...

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Let's Get Jerry Out of Prison!

| July 08, 2013 |

Jerry Duval (left) with his son JeremyLast month, on June 11th, Michigan medical marijuana patient Jerry Duval surrendered to federal authorities to serve a whopping 10-year prison sentence, even though he was never in violation of the state's medical marijuana...

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National Lawyers Guild Report Condemns Federal Marijuana Policy, Calls for Reclassification of Marijuana for Medical Use

| June 26, 2013 |

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) -- the country's oldest and largest public interest and human rights bar organization -- issued a report yesterday addressing the federal government's flawed policy on marijuana. According to its author NLG Senior Researcher Traci Yoder,...

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