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Senator Will No Longer Block Department of Justice Nominees

WASHINGTON: Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said last Thursday that he will stop blocking Department of Justice nominees. The senator had been blocking the nominees in response to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he was giving federal prosecutors permission to target people in legal marijuana states. ABC News reported Thursday that Gardner will stop […]

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Categories: Colorado, Government, Politics

Feud Between GOP Senator and Jeff Sessions Heats Up

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke a Trump campaign promise and rescinded the Cole Memo last month, ending protection from federal prosecution for states with legal marijuana. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) was furious and, in a tweet, said that he would block all Justice Department nominees. It appears that Sen. Gardner is a man of […]

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Categories: Federal, Government, Legalization

Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions, DEA and DOJ Goes to Court

NEW YORK: The lawsuit filed last July seeking to change the federal government’s classification of marijuana from the Schedule I drug-classification will be before a New York district judge Wednesday. The New York Times reported that the defendants in the suit are United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice and the Drug […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Government, Nationwide

Democrats in Red States Want to Use Pot to Win Elections

Politicians have been warming up to the idea of legalizing marijuana recently, and several Democrats running for office in traditionally red states are planning on using marijuana advocacy as part of their campaigns, according to Politico. Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-West Virginia) is running for Congress in the state and is a strong critic of marijuana […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Government, Marijuana Use, Politics

Minister of Mexico Wants to Legalize Marijuana Like the U.S.

MEXICO CITY, Mexico: The Minister of Mexico is advocating for legal recreational marijuana in Mexico. Enrique de la Madrid said that the country would benefit greatly by legalizing marijuana, citing the United States as a model for legalization and a way to combat the illegal marijuana market. He added that it “was absurd” not to legalize the drug. De la Madrid made the comments last week while attending a conference in Mexico […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Government, Legalization

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