Bipartisan “Path to Marijuana Reform” bills introduced to decriminalize, protect, regulate cannabis industry

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Three marijuana-related bills address issues such as taxation, banking, civil forfeiture, de-scheduling, decriminalization, research, individual protections and regulation
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New DEA Rule Says CBD Oil is Really, Truly, No-Joke Illegal

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The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made CBD oil a little more federally illegal in a little-noticed bureaucratic maneuver this morning.

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Federal Medical Marijuana Protections Expire This Month

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Three weeks.

That’s how long until a law that protects people who are following state medical marijuana laws from being prosecuted by the federal government is set to expire.
First enacted in 2014 and then again in 2015, the provision prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other Department of Justice agencies from spending money to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.
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US government won’t reclassify marijuana, allows research

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has decided marijuana will remain on the list of most-dangerous drugs, fully rebuffing growing support across the country for broad legalization, but said it will allow more research into its medical uses.

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Outrage at hearing on New Mexico’s medical cannabis backlog

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State lawmakers and members of the public lambasted the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday for taking too long to issue medical cannabis cards to patients and expressed outrage that the department hadn’t even bothered to send someone to a hearing to discuss the problem.

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