U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a Republican member of the Florida legislature, spoke with Fox News Tuesday night about his bill targeting the reclassification of marijuana within the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). House Bill 2020 (H.R. 2020), introduced on April 6, 2017, by Congressman Gaetz, seeks to reschedule marijuana within the CSA as a  Schedule III…

By Andrew DeMillo LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas took the first step Tuesday toward launching its medical marijuana program, as state regulators named the five businesses they intend to license to grow the drug. The state Medical Marijuana Commission announced the top applications for cultivation facilities, which will grow and provide cannabis for dispensaries…

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit challenging federal laws criminalizing marijuana as unconstitutional, saying the five plaintiffs had failed to pursue changes in the drug’s legal status by first going through the Drug Enforcement Administration. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein did not address the plaintiffs claim that marijuana has medical…

On Tuesday, the Lexington Urban County Council is scheduled to debate and vote on a resolution supporting the legalization of medical marijuana for qualifying patients in Kentucky. Buoyed by Lexington’s Mayor Jim Gray, the potential Democratic replacement for incumbent Representative Andy Barr (R-6th District), told Kentucky.com he supports legalizing medical marijuana for the state’s qualified patients.…

By Kathleen Foody  DENVER (AP) — Officials in Colorado’s largest city on Monday approved Denver’s first legal marijuana club and joined a small number of business across the country allowing people to consume in states where adult use has been broadly legalized. Denver voters in 2016 approved a ballot measure allowing so-called “social consumption” locations.…

Last Thursday, the German Bundestag debated three bills relating to cannabis. The first bill, introduced by the “Lefties” proposed considering small amounts of up to 15 grams no longer a criminal offense. Currently, possession of even small amounts of cannabis results in the opening of a penal case, but most cases are suspended a few weeks…

By Michael R. Blood LOS ANGELES (AP) — American Indian tribes that say they have been cut out of California’s legal marijuana market have raised the possibility of going their own way by establishing pot businesses outside the state-regulated system that is less than two months old. The tribes floated the idea of setting up…

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