U.S. Cannabis Hemp Health Initiative

The United States Cannabis Hemp Health Initiative (USCHHI), was born of the idea that Cannabis is one of our inherited freedoms as individuals living upon this planet, which comes in the form of a plant as a God given gift.It may be used sacramentally, or as food, or medicine, or as a relaxant, much the …

“We are asking the Council to adopt a Lowest Law Enforcement Priority for cannabis possession in Jefferson County”

RE: LOUISVILLE METRO COUNCIL AND MARIJUANA                 ENFORCEMENT.Dan Seum3 hrs · We will be addressing Metro Council this evening at 6:00. We are asking the Council to adopt a Lowest Law Enforcement Priority for cannabis possession in Jefferson County.No more arrests Or citations for simple cannabis possession! We have support in the council and we need the …

Marijuana Banking Measure Rejected By Congressional Committee

Tom Angell , ContributorA powerful congressional committee voted on Wednesday to reject a measure to protect banks that open accounts for marijuana businesses from being punished by federal financial regulators. Supporters then scrambled to craft a more limited measure focused on medical cannabis businesses, but it was ultimately withdrawn before a vote could take place. …

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) introduced a bipartisan bill on Thursday that would allow states to regulate marijuana without federal interference.

Warren and Gardner, who both represent states with legal recreational pot, introduced the legislation, known as Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act, as a response to the Trump administration's hard-line stance against the drug.  The bill would amend the Controlled Substances Act to include a framework that says it no longer applies …

Schumer to introduce bill to decriminalize marijuana

By Sophie Tatum and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNNWashington (CNN)   Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer plans to propose legislation decriminalizing marijuana on a federal level.While Schumer, who was elected to the Senate two decades ago, has been supportive of medicinal marijuana, he has now "evolved" his thinking on recreational marijuana."The time has come to decriminalize marijuana," the …

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for CommentsA Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) …

Marijuana to Stay A Schedule I Drug, Federal Judge Denies Reclassification

By Anushree Madappa On 02/27/18On Monday, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a request to reclassify marijuana — currently a Schedule I drug, leaving the plaintiffs in a limbo after many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.The plaintiffs — Marvin Washington, Dean …

VA says it won’t study medical marijuana’s effect on veterans

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will not conduct research into whether medical marijuana could help veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain, as veterans groups are pushing for the use of the drug as an alternative to opioids and anti-depressants.In a letter to U.S. Rep. Tim Walz (D-Minn.), Department of Veterans …

Congress saves medical marijuana patients from pot crackdown — for now

Jonathan Bach, Statesman Journal Published 11:59 a.m. PT Dec. 22, 2017Federal protections for medical marijuana patients are safe for now thanks to an emergency resolution passed by Congress Thursday.Protections offered under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will need to make it into a final congressional spending package to extend past Jan. 19.That's the expiration date of Thursday's …

“At a certain point, you have to realize this is against the law…”

Lawyers Handling Marijuana Business Operate in Hazy Legal ZoneBy Brian Melley | December 12, 2017Just as entrepreneurs getting into the retail pot industry need a good lawyer, some of those lawyers might be wise to consult an attorney of their own.Lawyers in the burgeoning business are entering a legal gray zone where the drug is …

H.R.2936 – Resilient Federal Forests Act of 2017

PLEASE BE AWARE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION!We received confirmation that a full floor vote on H.R. 2936, the so-called Resilient Federal Forests Act, will take place on Wednesday or Thursday.  The bill is sponsored by Representative Bruce Westerman of Arkansas, who’s largest campaign donor is the timber industry. The bill radically changes how our public …

DeKalb father sues AG Jeff Sessions over marijuana

Christopher Hopper, WXIA 11:45 PM. EDT July 27, 2017A DeKalb County father is suing the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana.Sebastien Cotte, Stone Mountain, is named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 24 in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan challenging the Controlled Substances Act.Cotte has a 6-year-old son Jagger who …

HB 410 was written to bring Kentucky into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act by Jan. 1, 2019…

News ReleaseJune 7, 2017New transportation laws being rolled outFRANKFORT – Coming to Kentucky roads this year: surplus military Humvees, three-wheeled vehicles dubbed autocycles and maybe even golf carts modified to deliver online purchases.Legislation addressing these three types of vehicles were among the transportation-related bills passed during this year’s regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly, …

Federal Appeals Court Sidesteps Major Marijuana Ruling

The Associated Press / May 17, 2017 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has sidestepped making a ruling on whether U.S. prison officials can hold people who were convicted of marijuana offences that were legal under state medical marijuana laws. In a decision Wednesday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals focused instead …

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | [email protected] | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana …