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Senator Rand Paul Offers Medical Marijuana Amendment

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June 19, 2014
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Senators Rand Paul (R-KY) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) offered an amendment that would keep the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency from spending federal money to undermine states who have legalized marijuana. The House passed a similar amendment in May, but without the Senate the passage meant nothing. The DEA continues to harass groups involved with marijuana in states that have some legalization. Boston doctors were complaining of intimidating tactics by the DEA who threatened their licenses if they continued to support medicinal marijuana. A NY legislative vote has yet to happen today. Video provided by TheStreet


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TheStreet (May 30, 2014) — Congress passed a measure that would deny the Drug Enforcement Agency to spend federal money interfering with state approved medical marijuana businesses. Dan Riffle of the Marijuana Policy Project says the key to getting the measure passed this time was the 49 Republicans who voted in favor. Normally, Republicans see medical marijuana as a liberal issue, but now they are beginning to recognize it as a states' rights issue. California Representative Dana Rohrabacher sponsored the measure. Many California marijuana dispensaries and patients have been raided or arrested by the DEA. Video provided by TheStreet
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Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

Federal Government Needs More Marijuana for Research Studies

TheStreet (May 9, 2014) — The National Institute for Drug Abuse, or NIDA, has asked the Drug Enforcement Agency for more marijuana. NIDA has requested an increase from 21,000 grams to 650,000 grams, or roughly 1,433 pounds of pot. As of January, NIDA has funded 28 active grants related to therapeutic uses of marijuana in six different disease categories covering AIDS, pain, schizophrenia, seizures and hard drug withdrawal. But NIDA frequently contradicts on the subject of marijuana: a NIDA-funded study at Yale looking at cannabis as a treatment for schizophrenia warned that marijuana could worsen the condition. NIDA gets its pot from The University of Mississippi, the only legal marijuana farm that grows pot for the government. The request is now open to the public for comment. Video provided by TheStreet
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Congress Takes on Marijuana for Next Year's Budget

Congress Takes on Marijuana for Next Year's Budget

TheStreet (May 29, 2014) — Congress is voting on amendments to the fiscal 2015 appropriations bill that contain $51 billion in discretionary spending. Some of the amendments that have been discussed revolve around the Drug Enforcement Agency. The department is getting its budget increased more than it has requested and at a time when many departments are getting cut. There is also an amendment that would prohibit the DEA from spending money raiding state-licensed marijuana businesses. The measure is intended to protect medical marijuana patients and providers and it has already been offered seven times. Video provided by TheStreet
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Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up or Pop a Pill?

Medical Marijuana Debate: Light Up or Pop a Pill?

Ivanhoe (Feb. 3, 2014) — Medical marijuana is now legal in 20 states, plus our nation’s capital. But under federal law, only FDA approved medications can be prescribed; marijuana is not one of them. So, is it safer than prescription drugs? Is marijuana really medicine? Find out the latest on this controversial topic.
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