This Week’s Cannabis News Round-Up: Life in Prison for Marijuana is Wrong; The FDA Just Outlawed CBDs and Hemp Oil Extracts; More Municipalities Move Forward with Decriminalization; The Great Cannabis vs. Alcohol Challenge; What the Recent SCOTUS Decision Means for the Future of Weed; Make No Mistake: Hillary Clinton Is a Drug Warrior; and more.
Medical/Health Marijuana News
The FDA Just Outlawed CBDs and Hemp Oil Extracts — The FDA has now declared war on CBDs and hemp oil extracts. Its first targets are those companies who have inaccurate label claims or are committing outright fraud in claiming CBD concentrations that don’t even exist in their products.
Legal/Political Marijuana News
Life in Prison for Marijuana is Wrong — Congress may take up bipartisan legislation to reform federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws any day now. These laws have torn apart families and communities, wasted billions of dollars, and failed to make the country safer.
What the Recent SCOTUS Decision Means for the Future of Weed — The Supreme Court’s decision to toss out a lawsuit that could have brought Colorado’s legal marijuana boom to a screeching halt hasn’t deterred opponents of the national legalization effort. Already, the plaintiffs and their supporters are looking to regroup. “The Court’s decision does not bar additional challenges to Colorado’s scheme in federal district court,” said Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson in a statement.
Make No Mistake: Hillary Clinton Is a Drug Warrior — Hillary Clinton’s record on the War on Drugs sets her apart from other the other candidates – and not in a good way. From her criminal justice agenda as First Lady to her foreign policies as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has proven herself to be one of the greatest drug warriors of our generation. At a time when two-thirds of Americans support ending the War on Drugs, it’s crucial for her record on the issue to be brought to light.
More Municipalities Move Forward with Decriminalization — Local legislators in New Orleans, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida voted last week in favor of municipal ordinances to halt minor marijuana possession arrests within city limits.
Cheri Sicard and the Marijuana Lifer Project — Thanks to Sprout News for the coverage of yours truly and my new nonprofit organization, the Marijuana Lifer Project: Ending Life Sentences for Marijuana.
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Marijuana Lifestyle News
The Great Cannabis vs. Alcohol Challenge — N. A. Poe puts the question to the test, with predictable, yet hilarious results.