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Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

Trump Considers Replacing Sessions With Another Marijuana Opponent

President Trump is reportedly weighing a plan to fire U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and potentially replace him with Scott Pruitt, who currently leads the Environmental Protection Agency. “A state may not establish its own policy that is directly counter to federal policy against trafficking in controlled substances,” read one brief.
Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Colombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal pot

Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot.
Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday.
Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

Sessions Targets Immigration Protections As States Consider Sanctuary Policies For Marijuana

California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing back against Jeff Sessions, telling reporters that the attorney general acts "more like Fox News than a law enforcement officer." The comments came after the Justice Department filed a lawsuit against the state, challenging its sanctuary laws on immigration.
‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

‘Cannabis candidate’ accused of abusing women and inflating his resume

CHICAGO — Benjamin Thomas Wolf, an Illinois congressional candidate whose provocative campaign has captured national media attention, has smoked weed in front of an American flag, brandished an AR-15 in a campaign ad and is running ads on porn sites.
New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

New studies show that legal cannabis access reduces opioid abuse

Scientific data is growing nearly by the day in support of the notion that legalized cannabis can mitigate opioid use and abuse. For instance, among states where medical cannabis access is permitted, patients routinely lessen their opioid intake. According to data published this week by the Minnesota Department of Health
Silicon Valley doesn’t like to talk about its investment in marijuana companies

Silicon Valley doesn’t like to talk about its investment in marijuana companies

Silicon Valley is down on weed. Venture firms have mostly watched from the sidelines as the cannabis industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar business. This isn’t entirely by choice. Venture capitalists themselves love massive new markets with few dominant competitors (recall search engines, mobile apps, and social networks). But most firms have been anxious about cannabis.
Judge Rejects Lawsuit Seeking to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

Judge Rejects Lawsuit Seeking to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide

A federal judge in New York tossed out a sweeping lawsuit Monday thatsought to make marijuana legal under federal law, ruling that the plaintiffs had failed to take the necessary first step of asking the Drug Enforcement Administration to remove cannabis from its list of dangerous substances.
England, a Holdout in Western Europe, to Consider Medical Cannabis Bill

England, a Holdout in Western Europe, to Consider Medical Cannabis Bill

In October of last year, Paul Flynn, a member of UK Parliament since 1987, invited anyone interested to come on down to Westminster and break the law. Flynn, a wiry 82 year old with wispy, windblown gray hair, sat down at the head of a small folding table on the grass outside the halls of Theresa May’s government. As constables at the Westminster Palace gates looked on, Flynn, two fellow MPs, and a few dozen others offered an unusual take on a proper English tea party—one punishable by up to five years behind bars.
What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana?

What's Worse for Your Brain — Alcohol or Marijuana?

Alcohol may take a greater toll on the brain than marijuana does, especially for teens, a new study finds. Specifically, researchers found that chronic alcohol use is linked to decreases in the brain's gray matter — which consists of brain cell bodies and synapses — in both teens and adults. In adults, alcohol use was also linked to declines in the integrity of the brain's white matter


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