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After Collecting Permit Fees, Calaveras County Votes to Ban Commercial Cannabis Growing

CALAVERAS COUNTY — In a 3-2 decision, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted to ban commercial marijuana grows in the county. Many find the vote problematic because the county introduced its emergency ordinance in May of 2016, which essentially opened the market for anyone in Calaveras County to apply for a permit to grow marijuana. […]

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Justice Department Blindsided Banking Agency On Marijuana Reversal: Report

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) – When the U.S. Justice Department said last week it was reversing policy on the $7 billion marijuana business, it failed to first notify federal officials who advise banks in states where the drug is legal, sources in Congress said. The announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a longtime critic […]

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4 Things Congress Can Do to Stop a Cannabis Crackdown

C-SPAN Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions provoked bipartisan protests from members of Congress when he rescinded Obama administration guidelines discouraging U.S. attorneys from prosecuting state-legal marijuana suppliers. The move united progressive Democrats who support drug policy reform with conservative Republicans who believe in federalism (especially if they happen to represent one of the 29 […]

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California Marijuana Growers Must Navigate Wildfire Recovery

The scale and intensity of this year’s wildfire season in California left many folks around the country dumbstruck. Who can forget the hellish cell phone videos captured by morning commuters showing whole hillsides along the highways engulfed in flames? But those were Southern California’s wildfires, some 29 of them, which raged through properties and caused […]

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New Policy Lets V.A. Docs Talk to Veterans About Medical Marijuana Use

New Department of Veterans Affairs guidelines, doctors still cannot prescribe medical marijuana, but it looks as though they can stop pretending that it doesn’t actually help patients. Veterans have been turning to marijuana as a treatment for pain and for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This use should be seen as good news, given that studies […]

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Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update

Medical and Recreational Marijuana Update Some leading Senate Republican calls for removing obstacles to medical marijuana research, a Florida judge decides to take up a case over the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana, and states likely to allow recreational marijuana use in Y 2018 On the Medical side National Recently, Orrin Hatch decried obstacles […]