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Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Jeff Sessions’ (Unfounded) Love Letter to DARE

At the anti-drug organization's 30th annual conference, Sessions sang the group's praises. One problem: DARE didn’t work.

Koch Network Warns Trump Against ‘Failed’ Cannabis Fight

The conservative Koch political network is coming out hard against the Trump administration’s plan to step up enforcement of the nation’s cannabis laws.

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

Introducing ‘The Haymaker,’ Leafly’s Politics & Culture Column. This Week: Sessions Out?

In his new weekly column, Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott dreams of the Justice Department after the departure of Jefferson Beauregard.

California Assembly OKs Bill to Prevent Cooperation With Feds on Enforcement

Despite pushback from law enforcement groups, lawmakers moved forward with a bill to prevent police from assisting with a federal cannabis crackdown.

Justice Department Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement

A prosecutor who was crucial in writing the DOJ's harsh new sentencing policy is now turning his focus to cannabis.

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine," according to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic.

Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat

An unusual proposal aimed at speeding access to medical cannabis could ultimately land patients in jail—and put medical programs in 29 states at risk.

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Reboot Will Fail

The American public is embracing legalization, and it may help the opioid crisis. So why is Jeff Sessions still hating on cannabis?

Sessions Urges Prosecutors to Push for More, Harsher Punishments

Advocates quickly criticized the move as a revival of the worst aspects of the drug war.

Did Trump Just Fire Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino?

The would-be drug czar is now the won't-be drug czar, according to a report in U.S. News.

Cannabis Legalization Looms Large in NJ Governor Race

New Jersey's Legislature plans to move forward with legislation, and lawmakers hope Gov. Chris Christie's successor will sign it.

Cannabis Supporters Plan ‘Smoke-in’ After 4/20 Arrests Near Capitol

After a free-joint giveaway that led to eight arrests, legalization supporters are returning to the Capitol — and this time they plan to light up.

Colorado Backs Off Plans for Cannabis Clubs

Colorado lawmakers have backed off plans to regulate cannabis clubs, saying the state would invite a federal crackdown

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