Tag: federal legalization

Pres. Candidate Tulsi Gabbard Takes Aim at Big Pharma

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) had some strong words of criticism for the criminal justice system and the pharmaceutical industry during her formal presidential campaign launch speech on February 2. The congresswoman, who declared last month that she was running for her party’s presidential nomination in 2020, said it is imperative to “stand up against private prisons who […]

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FDA Commission Says Federal Cannabis Action is Inevitable

Federal action on marijuana policy is inevitable and will happen “soon,” according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. Exactly what kind of action he’s anticipating is unclear, though. After dismissing the idea that botanical cannabis has therapeutic value, Gottlieb said in a CNBC appearance on Friday that there’s “probably going to be […]

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Senate Votes to Protect Hemp and Declare Hemp History Week

With no objection from any lawmaker from either party, the U.S. Senate adopted legislation on Tuesday recognizing “the growing economic potential of industrial hemp” as well as its “historical relevance.”  This move comes with a sense of rationality, albeit decades behind the curve. The resolution was passed to commemorate “Hemp History Week,” and calls attention to the fact that ” the […]

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Trump Right to Try Act Includes Marijuana

Trump’s Right to Try Act Includes Marijuana – Terminally-ill patients in the US are now free to explore marijuana and marijuana-related products as treatments, after the signing of President Trump’s “Right to Try” act into law on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The law permits terminally-ill patients to try experimental treatments that have not yet received final […]

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