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Senate passes marijuana bill - CTV News

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Senate passes marijuana bill
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The Senate has passed a bill to legalize recreational marijuana. After more than six hours of speeches, senators passed Bill C-45, which is also known as the Cannabis Act, on its third reading Thursday night. The bill was passed 56 to 30, with one ...
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Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation - NPR

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 10:30

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Trump Signals Possible Support For Bipartisan Marijuana Legislation
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Updated at 1:25 p.m. ET. President Trump is signaling he's willing to support a move toward the legalization of marijuana, which would be a departure from the position of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has been known for his vocal ...
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The Senate's marijuana debate shows just how much has changed in the upper chamber - CBC.ca

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:48

CBC.ca

The Senate's marijuana debate shows just how much has changed in the upper chamber
CBC.ca
That is the percentage of Canadians aged 20 to 24 who have used cannabis in the last three months, according to the Statistics Canada survey published last April," he said. "This, after a century of prohibition and hundreds of thousands of criminal ...

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State’s Rights Bill on Marijuana Threatens to Divide Trump Administration

Alternet - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 08:00
Several marijuana proposals are floating around Congress, including sweeping bills embraced by leading Democrats that would end federal prohibition for good and decriminalize marijuana nationwide.

Lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation that would end federal marijuana prohibition in states that have legalized cannabis products for medical and recreational use. President Trump has previously indicated that he would support such a bill, setting the stage for a potential showdown with the Justice Department and one of his least favorite employees: Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Unveiled on Thursday by members of Congress from states that have legalized weed, the legislation takes a “state’s rights” approach to marijuana favored by many Republicans and even Trump, although the president is known to change his mind. The bill, known as the STATES Act, would not legalize marijuana nationally. Instead, it allows US states, territories and tribal governments to develop their own marijuana regulations without fear of federal interference, as long as the regulations meet certain guidelines.

Sessions, a seasoned drug warrior who hates marijuana, has rescinded an Obama-era memo that generally protected legal marijuana businesses from federal raids, and asked lawmakers to ditch a longstanding policy that has prevented federal law enforcement from interfering with the medical marijuana industry.

Sessions’s hard-line approach to marijuana has put him at odds with members of his own party, and as the midterms approach, polls show that 70 percent of voters oppose the enforcement of federal prohibition in legalized states, so the legislation could very well find its way to the president’s desk. The top Republican sponsoring the bill, Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado, is chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) charged with winning elections and strengthening the GOP’s majority in the Senate.

Earlier this year, Gardner retaliated against Sessions’s attacks on legal weed by threatening to block Justice Department nominations in the Senate. This won him a phone call with the president, who reportedly promised to support legislation protecting states that have legalized marijuana from federal crackdowns. During his campaign for office, Trump repeatedly said the legalization question should be left up to the states.

“The bipartisan, commonsense bill ensures the federal government will respect the will of the voters — whether that is legalization or prohibition — and not interfere in any states’ legal marijuana industry,” Gardner said in a statement.

Justin Strekal, political director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, said the bill introduced this week falls within the parameters of what Trump told Gardner he would support during their discussion in April. By signaling early support for such legislation, Trump has gone “way further” toward supporting major marijuana reform than any previous president.

“Given that this bill is being co-led by Sen. Gardner, who is the head of the NRSC, it is a sign that it is time for the Republican-led Senate to address this issue and move the legislation forward,” Strekal said in an email to Truthout.

Trump may choose to stay silent on the bill for the time being, but if it advances through Congress, he will be forced to take a position. Coming out in favor of the bill could further sour his already troubled relationship with Sessions, who left the president fuming last year when he recused himself from the federal probe into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, despite Trump’s orders.

The bill would effectively set the minimum legal age for using marijuana at 21 nationwide.

The bill would exempt states that have legalized marijuana from the section of the Controlled Substances Act that prohibits cannabis use and lists the drug as a dangerous substance with no medical value. This would protect both businesses and individual users, as long as they follow state rules around marijuana use and distribution. State and federal law enforcement could still target black market marijuana operations.

The legislation would also clarify that financial transactions with legal marijuana businesses do not constitute drug trafficking. For years, major banks and other financial institutions have refused to open accounts for legal marijuana growers and retailers due to federal prohibition, forcing entrepreneurs to do business with large amounts of cash.

The STATES Act requires state marijuana regulations to meet certain stipulations, including rules prohibiting marijuana businesses from hiring employees under the age of 18 and selling marijuana in highway rest areas and truck stops. The bill would also effectively set the minimum legal age for using marijuana at 21 nationwide.

It would also amend the statute to recognize that industrial hemp is not the same as marijuana, which would benefit the growing industry behind a crop used to make food, medicine, textiles and other products.

Several marijuana proposals are floating around Congress, including sweeping bills embraced by leading Democrats that would end federal prohibition for good and decriminalize marijuana nationwide. However, with Republicans in control of Congress and Trump in the White House, legislation that leaves marijuana legalization up to the states has the best chance of gaining traction — and furthering the divide between the president and his attorney general.

 

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Drug dealers caught passing cannabis to each other in the courtroom in front of shocked judge - Telegraph.co.uk

Google - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 05:40

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Drug dealers caught passing cannabis to each other in the courtroom in front of shocked judge
Telegraph.co.uk
And appearing in the dock at Blackfriars Crown Court, Latif passed cannabis to Eljack as the jury was being sworn in. The pair then struggled with a dock officer as the bemused judge looked on and Latif was later fined £100 for possession of cannabis ...

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OR: Willamette Week -- Portland News, Movies, Music, Restaurants, Arts - Willamette Week

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:45
wweek.com (US) You donb t even have to leave your house to get weed. (Fri Jun 08 22:45:57 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: L'avenir du cannabis est dans les produits sans fumee - JDM

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:18
journaldemontreal.com Cannabis: lb avenir est aux produits sans fumC)e Cannabis et santi respiratoire: quel danger guette les fumeurs? ... (Fri Jun 08 02:18:41 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Scandale! Une jeune femme sans brassiA(re A l'ecole! - JDM

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:18
journaldemontreal.com Cannabis: lb avenir est aux produits sans fumC)e ... (Fri Jun 08 02:18:41 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Le Senat donne son feu vert A la legalisation du cannabis - JDM

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:18
journaldemontreal.com Le SC)nat donne son feu vert C la lC)galisation du cannabis ! JDM Le SC)nat donne son feu vert C la lC)galisation du cannabis OTTAWA ! Le Sinat a donni son feu vert, jeu... (Fri Jun 08 02:18:41 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Police seize heroin worth $1 million bound for Halifax in Disney backpacks, lunch bags - The Chronicle Herald

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Lunch bags Nova Scotia RCMP have arrested two people for allegedly trying to import 6.5 kilograms of heroin worth more than $1 million into Halifax in Disney-themed backpacks and lunch bags. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Toronto woman convicted of importing opium into Halifax - The Chronicle Herald

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Fake ID and tickets to bring illegal drug into Halifax Initially initial reports said the substance inside was heroin. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Parcels seized in Halifax drug bust actually opium, not heroin - The Chronicle Herald

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Not heroin They initially thought the substance inside was herion. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT)
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CANADA: Police seize heroin worth $1 million bound for Halifax in Disney backpacks, lunch bags - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Lunch bags Nova Scotia RCMP have arrested two people for allegedly trying to import 6.5 kilograms of heroin worth more than $1 million into Halifax in Disney-themed backpacks and lunch bags. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(80%), $propaganda_theme1(80%), $propaganda_theme2(50%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $drug_law(80%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $cannabis(100%), $carfentanil(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%)]
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CANADA: Toronto woman convicted of importing opium into Halifax - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Fake ID and tickets to bring illegal drug into Halifax Initially initial reports said the substance inside was heroin. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme1(60%), $propaganda_theme2(90%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $dehumanization(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $opium(60%), $cannabis(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $school(100%), $jury(50%)]
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CANADA: Parcels seized in Halifax drug bust actually opium, not heroin - The Chronicle Herald

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:16
thechronicleherald.ca Not heroin They initially thought the substance inside was herion. (Fri Jun 08 02:16:26 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(65%), $propaganda_theme3(65%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $anesthetic(100%), $intoxicant(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $heroin(100%), $opium(60%), $cannabis(100%), $carfentanil(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%)]
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[2]: Are police dogs another victim of the opioid epidemic?

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:15
dailyherald.com (US) Are police dogs another victim of the opioid epidemic? (Fri Jun 08 23:15:15 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(90%), $propaganda_theme1(90%), $propaganda_theme2(80%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $propaganda_theme6(65%), $propaganda_theme8(55%), $dehumanization(55%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $govt_prohib_other(100%), $prohibition_agency(75%), $secret_evidence(55%), $drug_dog(75%), $chemicals(100%), $plants(55%), $pharms(100%), $opioid_narcotic_analgesic(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $sedative(55%), $analgesic(100%), $euphoriant(55%), $anesthetic(100%), $opioid(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $naloxone(100%), $heroin(100%), $poppy(55%), $fentanyl(100%), $carfentanil(100%), $morphine(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $police_related_news(70%), $school(100%)]
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[2]: Oklahoma school employee arrested for being under the influence of meth at work - WHNT.com

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:14
whnt.com (US) An Edmond Public Schools employee was arrested for allegedly being under the influence of meth while she was at work. (Fri Jun 08 23:14:50 2018 PDT)
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[2]: Arab dad facing drug, child endangerment charges after officers find 3-year-old wandering alone at night - WHNT.com

Bot - Cannabis - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:14
whnt.com (US) "The door was partially open," Washburn said,B "The officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the residence." Washburn added there were drugs and drug paraphernalia within the little boy's reach. Washburn added there were drugs and drug paraphernalia within the little boy's ... (Fri Jun 08 23:14:50 2018 PDT)
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[2]: 126 pounds of meth found in semi carrying Starbucks products - WHNT.com

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:14
whnt.com (US) Also found were 2.4 pounds of suspected heroin. (Fri Jun 08 23:14:50 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(70%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme5(60%), $propaganda_theme6(60%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drugs(95%), $govt_prohib_other(50%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $secret_evidence(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $chemicals(100%), $pharms(100%), $euphoric_depressant(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $analgesic(100%), $opioid(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $narcotic(100%), $opiate(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $cocaine(100%), $heroin(100%), $oxycodone(100%), $various_drugs(95%), $various_illegal_drugs(100%), $incarceration(100%), $youth(60%), $school(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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[2]: $2 million worth of meth found in car's gas tank in Texas, Alabama man charged with manufacturing - WHNT.com

Drug News Bot - Fri, 06/08/2018 - 01:14
whnt.com (US) According to the Fields was booked on charges of manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance. (Fri Jun 08 23:14:50 2018 PDT) [$drug_related(100%), $drugwar_propaganda(75%), $propaganda_theme2(70%), $propaganda_theme3(50%), $gateway(55%), $propaganda_theme4(55%), $propaganda_theme5(70%), $propaganda_theme6(75%), $propaganda_theme8(50%), $illegal_drugs(100%), $drug_law(80%), $prohibition_agency(50%), $secret_evidence(50%), $drug_dog(50%), $chemicals(100%), $euphoric_stimulant(100%), $stimulant(100%), $methamphetamine(100%), $amphetamines(100%), $various_illegal_drugs(80%), $youth(70%), $school(100%), $aggrandizement(100%), $msm(100%), $mockingbird(100%)]
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