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Federal Marijuana Research Bill Creates 'Schedule I-R'

Federal lawmakers believe they may have devised a master plan to help facilitate the research of medical marijuana. Earlier this week, a proposal was submitted to Congress, which aims to create a new sub-category within the Controlled Substances Act that would simplify th...

Federal Government Raids Native American Marijuana Operation

In spite of a 2014 memorandum by the Justice Department giving Native American tribes permission to cultivate and sell cannabis on reservation lands, the federal government has apparently decided to go back on its word. On Wednesday, a band of drug agents were sent&n...

Police Claim Biggest Pot Raid in Years Wasn't Really About Pot

When helicopters, SWAT teams, and local police descended on California’s Emerald Triangle last week and yanked out nearly 100,000 pot plants, the notable absence of the DEA had some folks scratching their heads. According to sources, the raid was prompted over exces...

US Senators Press Federal Officials to Expand Medical Pot Research

U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) urged the federal government to allow increased research on medicinal cannabis during a hearing held by the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control last week.  

One Barrier to Cannabis Research Removed, Others Remain

Several mainstream media outlets are reporting that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has removed a requirement mandating that all investigative protocols seeking cannabis for clinical study must undergo a Public Health Service review. The review process, w...

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