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Marijuana Pain Relief: Cannabis Fights the Opioid Epidemic

I looked into medical marijuana pain relief because I was addicted to opioid painkillers. Those opioids made me weak, sleepy, constipated, depressed, off-balance… and they’re potentially fatal. Eventually, I was classified as addictively dependent on opioids. Friends advised me to use medical marijuana, but I’d never used marijuana before and was scared to try it […]

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Senators Propose Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

Republican and Democratic senators have announced a bill called the CARERS Act that prioritizes state medical marijuana legalization instead of federal marijuana prohibition. The CARERS Act (introduced June, 2017), is fully known as the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act. Basically, this same bill has been introduced every year, starting in 2015. Its […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions revs up the drug war.

Jeff Sessions Revs Up Drug War & Mandatory Minimum Prosecutions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates marijuana so much that he’s promoted the death penalty for small-time marijuana dealers. After Trump made him attorney general, Sessions threatened to unleash the DEA and other federal agencies on the legalized cannabis community. Congress responded in April 2017 by re-authorizing the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which forbids the Department of Justice […]

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Virginia Republican Promotes Federal Marijuana Decriminalization

Former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders repeatedly tried to pass federal marijuana decriminalization. Now a newbie Virginia Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives is attempting the same thing. Virginia Representative Thomas Garrett is pushing a bill that completely removes cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its “schedule” listing of “contraband drugs.” Cannabis […]

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