Federal Law Change No Relief For Medical Marijuana Grower

District Judge Paul Maloney said the spending bill governs funding for the Department of Justice but has no effect on federal drug laws or the courts jurisdiction over such prosecutions. Thus, the spending bill does not (make) this now an illegal prosecution’ as defendant asserts, nor does it make compliance or noncompliance... more →
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Congress Gave In To Medical Marijuana

Congress may have tried to stop residents of the nation’s capital from being able to light up joints with impunity, but lawmakers retreated last week in another important drug-war front: medical marijuana. The $1 trillion spending bill that passed last week included a provision that blocks the Justice Department from spending... more →
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Because Of Bill Signed by Obama U.S. Pot Raids Were Stopped

The days of jackbooted feds raiding legit medical marijuana operations are mostly a thing of the past under the omnibus federal spending bill signed by President Obama this week. An amendment slipped into the bill denies funding for federal anti-pot raids of legit marijuana businesses in states where cannabis has been legalized for... more →
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Federal Government’s Ban On Medical Pot Finally Ended By Congress

The Obama administration has largely followed that rule since last year as a matter of policy. But the measure approved as part of the spending bill, which President Obama plans to sign this week, will codify it as a matter of law. Pot advocates had lobbied Congress to embrace the administration’s policy, which they warned... more →
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Medical Pot Protections In Spending Bill Submitted By Congress

The spending bill includes an amendment that prohibits the Department of Justice from using funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis programs. If the bill is signed into law, it will bring the federal government one step closer to ending raids on medical marijuana dispensaries, as well as stopping arrests of individuals involved... more →
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War On Medical Marijuana Over, Stopped By Congress

In a landmark moment for cannabis law reform, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure late Thursday night to de-fund the federal war on medical marijuana. The provision passed the Senate Saturday and is expected to be signed by President Obama, bringing a halt to the three-year-long medi-pot crackdown in California and... more →
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