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Medical Marijuana

Action Alert: We Can’t Let Jeff Sessions Win

I received the following action alert from Americans for Safe Access: At this very moment, Congress is considering legislation that impacts access to medical cannabis. As part of the federal budget, Congress is deciding on whether or not to include protections for the millions of legal medical cannabis patients that […]

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Cannabis Activism

Congressional Debt Deal Protects Medical Cannabis For Three Months

The cannabis community was rocked when the Republican-led House Rules Committee nonsensically prohibited a vote on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, and a whole host of other positive cannabis law reform measures. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, sponsored by Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Earl Blumenauer, protects state-legal medical marijuana patients and providers from […]

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Cannabis Activism

House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now

The decision certainly isn’t final, but it is distressing that the Republican House leadership is poised to block the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment that prevents the U.S. Justice Department from utilizing funds to investigate, arrest and prosecute medical cannabis providers complying with their state’s law. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is pressing his […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Sessions/Trump Make The DEA Look Reasonable By Comparison

By Phillip Smith The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has never been known as forward-thinking place when it comes to drug and crime policy, but these days, the hide-bound drug fighting agency is coming off as much more reasonable on drugs than its bosses, President Trump and Attorney General Sessions. And […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Sen. Wyden To Sessions: Release Task Force Recommendations On Marijuana

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden, who has really stepped up his efforts to push for cannabis reform lately after opposing cannabis reform in the past, is putting the pressure on United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release task force recommendations dealing with, among other things, marijuana policy. Below is a […]

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Cannabis Activism

Neither Trump or Sessions Can Stop the Cannabis Community

It is an understatement to say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no friend to the cannabis community. Throughout his political career, Sessions has been on the wrong side of history on marijuana, even joking that he thought the Klu Klux Klan were decent folks until he learned that some […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Jeff Sessions Sued Over Marijuana’s Schedule 1 Status

Four American citizens and one organization have filed a federal lawsuit challenging the classification of marijuana as having no medical value, specifically naming U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and DEA head Chuck Rosenberg as Defendants. Marijuana, or cannabis, is federally classified under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) as a Schedule […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Americans For Safe Access Provides Sessions With Input On Cole Memo

The Department of Justice’s marijuana subcommittee of the Crime Reduction and Public Safety Task Force was scheduled to issue recommendations to the Attorney General by July 27. However, according to the Justice Department these recommendations have been ongoing and will become available to the public as they are submitted. One […]

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Global Drug War

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Issues Asset Forfeiture Guidelines

The United States Attorney General has come out with new policy guidelines that will increase the use of asset forfeiture in drug related cases. In a memorandum July 19, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions reiterated his earlier position with an official policy memorandum that explains the position and why he thinks it […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Jeff Sessions Wants To Ramp Up Asset Forfeiture

By Phillip Smith In a speech Monday, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled he is about to issue a new directive designed to boost law enforcement seizures of cash and property. The practice, known as asset forfeiture, has come under sustained criticism in recent years, with critics arguing that it […]