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William Barr

The Barr Code: Trump Nominates Tough-On-Drugs AG To Take Over From Sessions

Following Jeff Sessions’ resignation as attorney general last month, the cannabis community has been waiting anxiously for the announcement of his replacement. And we didn’t have to wait long, as last Friday, December 7, President Trump announced his nomination for William P. Barr for the attorney general’s office. Although the cannabis community thought we had […]

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INSYS Cannabis

The Truth About INSYS Therapeutics And Big Pharma’s Battle To Take Down Legal Cannabis

The 2016 US presidential election cycle was a productive one for pro-cannabis activists. Voters in California, Massachusetts, Nevada and Maine approved referendums that legalized recreational cannabis. In Arizona, however, a similar referendum (Proposition 205) was defeated, seemingly in defiance of pre-election polls that indicated it would pass. Political analysts credited a strong last-minute push by […]

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Cannabis Amendment

The New Prohibition Battle: True Cannabis Legalization Is A Constitutional Matter

Federal law prohibits the cultivation, sale and consumption of cannabis products within the borders of the United States. The majority of states have passed laws in contradiction to this edict (33 states and two territories have legalized medical marijuana; 10 others and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational cannabis), but the federal government can […]

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medical marijuana

What Doctors Don’t Know About Cannabis Could Hurt You

Despite thousands of years of human consumption and a growing international body of professional studies, the modern Western medical profession is still grasping at straws, trying to get its head around the medical use of cannabis. The problem is deeply rooted in ideology — pharmaceuticals have ruled for more than 100 years and remain the […]

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Jeff Sessions

This Session Is Over: What AG Sessions’ Ousting Means For The Cannabis Community

You may have already heard the news that Jeff “good people don’t smoke marijuana” Sessions is out as attorney general, to be replace as acting attorney general by his chief of staff Matthew Whitaker. According to ABC News, Sessions submitted his resignation on Wednesday, November 7, just a day after the midterm elections. He allegedly […]

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Mexico cannabis

Mexican Supreme Court Declares Cannabis Prohibition Unconstitutional: Is Legalization On The Horizon?

The full legalization of cannabis in Mexico moved one step closer to reality on October 31, when the National Supreme Court of Justice, the highest court in the land, issued a ruling declaring the country’s existing ban on recreational cannabis unconstitutional. In its findings in favor of two complainants in separate cases, the court called […]

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