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Feds seize marijuana at polling place; IL legalization hearing; UK PM on drug war



Former Bush administration U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is warning Jeff Sessions not to crack down on marijuana.

Illinois lawmakers will hold a hearing on marijuana legalization’s economic impact on Tuesday.

U.S. Border Patrol agents seized marijuana that two Maine women were giving away to voters at a polling station this month.



Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to “allow medical marijuana to serve as an alternative pain management treatment to opioids to help curb the ongoing opioid epidemic.”

Former Congressman Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), who was the initial sponsor of the state medical cannabis protection amendment that later became enacted and known as Rohrabacher-Farr, has died.

The U.S. House bill to remove the 280E tax penalty on marijuana businesses got one new cosponsor, bringing the total to 40.



Here’s a look at what new Colorado marijuana regulations going into effect on January 1 mean for business and consumers.
The state’s former “marijuana czar” spoke about lessons learned from implementing legalization.

Here’s a look at the prospects for legalizing marijuana in New Jersey in 2018.

A Virginia senator prefiled a bill to remove a requirement of receiving federal assurances before exempting people from losing driver’s licenses as a punishment for marijuana possession.

North Dakota regulators are accepting proposals for a medical cannabis track-and-trace system.

A licensed Connecticut medical cannabis producer is facing charges of diverting product to the illegal market.



Here’s a look at how Dallas County, Texas plans to implement a new “cite and release” program for people caught with marijuana after December 1.



UK Prime Minister Theresa May said she thinks it’s important to “continue to fight the war against drugs.”

A Canadian Supreme Court case on government-run alcohol monopolies could have implications for the soon-to-be-legal marijuana market.

Officials from Caribbean nations met to discuss marijuana policy issues.



An article in JAMA Internal Medicine says that marijuana’s high makes it hard to do blind studies on its effects.



Cannabis Business Executive canceled a planned Washington, D.C. conference.

Here’s a look at the marijuana industry’s ongoing banking issues.

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Tom Angell is the editor of Marijuana Moment. A 20-year veteran in the cannabis law reform movement, he covers the policy and politics of marijuana. Separately, he founded the nonprofit Marijuana Majority. Previously he reported for and MassRoots, and handled media relations and campaigns for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition and Students for Sensible Drug Policy.


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