Tag: federal

Government Will Spend $1.5 Million to Study Terpenes

The federal government plans to award $1.5 million in grants during the 2019 fiscal year to researchers who study how components of cannabis other than THC affect pain. In a notice about the funding opportunity published on Thursday, the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) said that it was seeking applications from researchers to […]

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Medical Marijuana Protected by Congressional Comittee

In recent months members of Congress have taken steps to prevent Attorney General Jeff Sessions from enacting a medical marijuana crackdown. But their latest move may be their most dramatic so far. The House Appropriations Committee has passed the so-called Joyce Amendment, which restricts Department of Justice funding for prosecuting state-approved medical cannabis programs. The passage marks the first time […]

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Sessions Says DOJ Has Discussed Cannabis Enforcement

While the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has marijuana enforcement on his mind. During a press conference Wednesday announcing new grants and DEA deployments designed to address opioid trafficking, Sessions revealed that his DOJ discussed federal Cannabis enforcement policies the day […]

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