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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

Wisconsin Legislator Wants to Ban Pot from Employment Drug Testing

MADISON, Wis. — Rep. David Bowen (D-Milwaukee) told the Isthmus via an email that he will propose a bill on Friday that would ban employers in Wisconsin from drug testing potential employees for marijuana. The bill would also ban employers from using a positive THC test as a reason to withdraw an offer of employment. […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Legislation, News, Politics

Israel Ends Medical Marijuana Export Because of Donald Trump

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has put Israel’s medical marijuana export program on hold after receiving a telephone call from Trump voicing his disapproval. Netanyahu told reporters at channel 2 news that Trump objected to Israel’s plans to export medical marijuana.   The medical marijuana export industry in Israel was expected to earn at least $1 billion annually. One Finance Ministry official recommended that Israel continue with its export plans while simply not exporting any […]

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Categories: International, medical marijuana, Politics

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

Trump Administration Rescinds Obama Weed Policy

WASHINGTON — Jeff Sessions, the U.S. Attorney General, has rescinded the federal policy which prevented federal law enforcement from prosecuting in states with legal marijuana. The Obama-era policy left legalized marijuana states to regulate and enforce state laws individually. Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote the Cole Memo in 2013, which stipulated that the federal government would permit states to establish local laws without interference.  The […]

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