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Trump Says He Can Ignore Medical Marijuana Protections Passed By Congress

December 22, 2019

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December 21, 2019 Tom Angell Follow me on Twitter. Check out my website. In a statement attached to a large-scale funding bill he signed into law on Friday, President Trump said in effect that he reserves the right to ignore a congressionally approved provision that seeks to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference. […]

Statement by the President

December 21, 2019

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Issued on: December 20, 2019 Today, I have signed into law H.R. 1158, the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020” (the “Act”), which authorizes appropriations to fund the operation of certain agencies in the Federal Government through September 30, 2020. Certain provisions of the Act (such as Division A, section 8070) purport to restrict the President’s constitutional […]

House Judiciary Passes MORE Act to Decriminalize Marijuana at Federal Level

November 20, 2019

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Nov 20, 2019 Washington, D.C. –Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 3884, the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act, by a vote of 24-10. The MORE Act is one of the most comprehensive marijuana reforms bills ever introduced in the U.S. Congress. The MORE Act aims to correct the historical injustices of failed […]

dpa: “ In an unprecedented move, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on the MORE Act this Wednesday.”

November 20, 2019

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Above:  Link to Press Conference IMMEDIATE ACTION REQUEST!!! From Drug Policy Alliance, I want to make sure you didn’t miss the huge news in my email below. Tomorrow will go down in history as the closest we’ve come to ending federal marijuana prohibition and repairing the harms it’s causing to our communities. The House Judiciary […]

Immigrant children detained in Virginia facility say they were beaten while handcuffed and left nude in concrete cells

July 10, 2018

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Michael Biesecker, Jake Pearson and Garance Burke, Associated Press Jun. 21, 2018, Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement Some also allege they were left nude and shivering in concrete cells. […]

“$356,000 was spent of your money studying whether or not Japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous on cocaine,” said Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

July 4, 2018

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by KRISTINE FRAZAO, Sinclair Broadcast Group You can learn a lot from studying birds and every year government funded research does just that. But it’s one study in particular Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has been railing against for years. “$356,000 was spent of your money studying whether or not Japanese quail are more sexually promiscuous […]

International Drug Scheduling; … Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; …Cannabidiol; Request for Comments…

April 10, 2018

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International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Cannabis Plant and Resin; Extracts and Tinctures of Cannabis; Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol; Stereoisomers of Tetrahydrocannabinol; Cannabidiol; Request for Comments A Notice by the Food and Drug Administration on 04/09/2018 This document has a comment period that ends in 13 days. (04/23/2018) The Food and Drug […]

Sessions to rescind Obama-era rules on non-interference with states where pot is legal

January 4, 2018

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By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 10:07 AM ET, Thu January 4, 2018 (CNN)  In a seismic shift, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will announce Thursday that he is rescinding a trio of memos from the Obama administration that adopted a policy of non-interference with marijuana-friendly state laws, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. […]

An Activist Stands Accused of Firing a Gun at Standing Rock. It Belonged to Her Lover — an FBI Informant.

December 13, 2017

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Will Parrish   December 11 2017, Red Fawn Fallis’s case sheds light on federal law enforcement’s surveillance of the water protector movement and generations of indigenous activists. View More from this Timeline Story As law enforcement officers advanced in a U-shaped sweep line down North Dakota Highway 1806 last October, pushing back Dakota Access opponents from […]

Marijuana may be legal in California, but it could get you deported

April 15, 2017

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Immigrant rights activists and attorneys are reminding immigrants of potential consequences of using marijuana at a time when President Donald Trump is ramping up deportation efforts. By Alejandra Molina | amolina@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise PUBLISHED: April 14, 2017 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 14, 2017 at 10:31 pm It’s legal in California, but marijuana […]

Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2016

March 5, 2017

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Secretary’s Preface Promoting human rights and democratic governance is a core element of U.S. foreign policy. These values form an essential foundation of stable, secure, and functioning societies. Standing up for human rights and democracy is not just a moral imperative but is in the best interests of the United States in making the world […]

“arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse…”

March 2, 2017

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On his first day on the job, the new Interior Department secretary, Ryan Zinke, proved he knows how to make an entrance: arriving high in the saddle on Tonto, an Irish sport horse. Mounted police escorted him a few blocks through Washington. Mr. Zinke, a fifth-generation Montanan who now oversees the country’s 500 million acres […]

Democrats Call For Attorney General Sessions To Resign

March 2, 2017

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March 2, 20175:08 AM ET Heard on Morning Edition Democratic leaders want Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after news reports that he met with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. twice last year. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Attorney General Jeff Sessions is defending his meetings with a Russian diplomat The Washington Post reports Sessions met twice […]

Garrett introduces legislation to remove marijuana from controlled substances list

March 2, 2017

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February 27, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today 5th District Congressman Tom Garrett introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing marijuana. The short title for this legislation is cited as the "Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017." If passed, this bill would take marijuana off the federal controlled substances list – joining other industries […]

Trump Just Made The Biggest Sale Of Drilling Rights On Federal Land In 4 Years

February 19, 2017

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The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) made its largest lease sale in four years, marking the start of President Donald Trump’s plans to expand drilling on federal lands. BLM sold drilling rights on 278 parcels of public land for $129.3 million. Bids ranged from $2 per acre to $16,500 per acre. The land sold was […]

Finicum family, Bureau of Land Management still tangling a year after fatal standoff

February 4, 2017

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  Widow fights for grazing rights A year after her husband Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was fatally shot by police after a standoff near Burns, Oregon, his widow Jeanette is continuing her fight against the Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights for the family’s cattle herds. … more >   By Valerie Richardson – The […]

New bill would sell off 3 million acres of public lands

January 28, 2017

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The Wilderness Society The Wilderness Society’s mission is to protect wilderness and inspire Americans to care for our wild places. yesterday Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz wants to sell off 3.3 million acres of public lands, the latest step in a plan to seize Our Wild. Photo credit: Michael Jolley, flickr. New bill would sell off […]

Privacy and Civil Liberties at CIA (as updated 1/18/2017)

January 19, 2017

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  The CIA of the U.S. has released information on the updated rules and regulations concerning collection of data and investigation of U.S. Citizens as of 1/18/2017. The published information is available on their new website, “Office of Privacy and Civil Liberties”. This is the first time that this information has been readily available to […]