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Hemp Industry

DEA Reiterates: Hemp CBD is Illegal

March 14, 2017, 12:31 pm Russ Belville

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a new clarification about the coding of marijuana extracts that rebuts the claims by sellers of “hemp-derived CBD oil” that their product is “legal in all 50 states.” CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second-best known cannabinoid occurring in the cannabis plant. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, […]

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Marijuana Legalization

What’s Happened In Colorado Since Marijuana Was Legalized?

March 13, 2017, 1:13 pm Russ Belville

Every so often, some prohibitionist shill will erupt onto the internet some blather about how Colorado has gone to hell in a handbasket since the legalization of marijuana for adult use in 2012. Whether it is Kevin Sabet trying ensure pot smokers are forced by drug courts to become clients […]

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Global Drug War

Emerys Arrested, Strip-Searched, Banned From Own Business by Court

March 11, 2017, 12:17 pm Russ Belville

Once again, friends of mine have been arrested for providing cannabis to adults who want it. This time, it’s Canada’s Marc and Jodie Emery, the so-called Prince and Princess of Pot. “This is my first time being arrested and detained and forced to strip naked in a very degrading fashion,” Jodie Emery said […]

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Medical Marijuana

Georgia Senator For Rescheduling Marijuana But Believes Gateway Theory

March 10, 2017, 1:20 pm Russ Belville

As first reported by Tom Angell at MassRoots, during a telephone town hall meeting, US Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA) responded to a question from a constituent with multiple sclerosis who asked about his positions decriminalizing or legalizing marijuana. Sen. Isakson told the woman that he “believe[s] in its use for medical […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Sessions: “We Will Enforce Law,” Won’t Rule Out RICO Marijuana Case

March 9, 2017, 10:30 am Russ Belville

Appearing this morning on conservative talker Hugh Hewitt’s radio program, Attorney General Jeff Sessions answered “we will enforce law” to Hewitt’s question about whether the Department of Justice will file a racketeering (RICO) case against recreational marijuana businesses in states that have legalized marijuana. Sessions then pivoted from discussion of […]

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Global Drug War

Senator Ties Pot To Opiates Through Fentanyl-Laced Marijuana Gateway

March 8, 2017, 1:20 pm Russ Belville

On Monday, Ohio Senator Rob Portman spoke during a hearing on the epidemic of opiate overdose affecting the nation. His comments reveal how retrograde politicians and tough-on-crime drug warriors are going to demonize recreational marijuana use by linking it to the misery caused by addictions to heroin, oxycodone, and fentanyl. […]

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Cannabis Activism

Sign the Petition for States’ Rights on Marijuana Policy

March 7, 2017, 12:21 pm Russ Belville

A new petition at Change.org calls on the chairmen of two US House committees to hold hearings on the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017. The Act, officially H.R. 1227, would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act, leaving the states free to set marijuana policies as they choose. […]

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Cannabis Activism

Jimmy Carter Cannabis Cancer Cure Claim is “Pants On Fire” Fake News

March 6, 2017, 2:20 pm Russ Belville

While “fake news” lately may be Donald Trump’s favorite reply to any factual story that paints him unfavorably, there is the actual problem of fake news that circulates through the social media feeds of people in their ideological echo chambers. The cannabis community is no exception. Last month, MassRoots called out The […]