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 …

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 …

U.S. judge weighs challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

Brendan PiersonNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday urged a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to overturn the United States’ longstanding prohibition of marijuana, the latest court battle over federal policy under President Donald Trump’s administration. The argument, before U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein in Manhattan, came about a …

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

By Erik Larson February 14, 2018, 3:56 PM CSTIn a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.The case was brought on behalf of two sick children, a former National Football League …

ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

U.S. man jailed for years without trial dies by suicide

The Associated Press Published Monday, June 8, 2015 7:36PM EDT NEW YORK -- New York's mayor on Monday lamented the suicide of a young man who spent three years as a teenager jailed without a trial for a crime he always denied committing. Kalief Browder, who was 22 when he hanged himself at his mother's …

Secret Marijuana Farm Beneath Brooklyn Cherry Factory Leaves Many Mysteries

By VIVIAN YEEFEB. 26, 2015     Arthur Mondella’s alternate life was buried behind a roll-down gate, behind a fleet of fancy cars, behind a pair of closet doors, behind a set of button-controlled steel shelves, behind a fake wall and down a ladder in a hole in a bare concrete floor. Here, in a …

What Is Fracking and Why Should It Be Banned?

    The case to ban fracking grows stronger every day. Fracking is short for hydraulic fracturing. It’s a water-intensive process where millions of gallons of fluid — a mix of water, sand, and chemicals, including ones known to cause cancer — are injected underground at high pressure to fracture the rock surrounding an oil …