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Federal Judge to Hold Hearing on Whether Cannabis Should be Removed as a Schedule 1 Drug

By Paul Armentano, NORML Testimony regarding the constitutionality of the federal statute designating marijuana as a Schedule I Controlled Substance will be taken on Monday, October 27 in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California in the case of United States v. Pickard, et. al., No. 2:11-CR-0449-KJM. Members of Congress initially …

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Virginia Congressman Introduces Federal Bill to Reschedule Cannabis

Compelled by news of constituents having to move out-of-state to seek medical cannabis, Virginia Congressman Morgan Griffith introduced a bill earlier this week that would reschedule cannabis on a federal level, reducing it from a Schedule 1 controlled substance to Schedule 2, and would grant states with medical cannabis laws federal protection. H. R. 4498, …

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New Mexico Senate Committee Votes to Remove Cannabis as a Schedule 1 Substance

New Mexico’s Senate Judiciary Committee has voted to remove cannabis from the state’s list of Schedule 1 controlled substances. The move, which was introduced by Senator Cisco McSorley, came as an amendment to a synthetic cannabinoids ban bill – Senate Bill 127. The proposal would designate over 100 synthetic cannabinoids as Schedule I substances; supporters of the amendment …

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Members of Congress Send Letter to President Obama Urging Reformation of U.S. Cannabis Policies

A bipartisan coalition of 18 federal lawmakers sent a letter today to President Obama, urging him to put an end to cannabis prohibition by removing it as a Schedule 1 substance. “Dear Mr. President: We were encouraged by your recent comments in your interview with David Remnick in the January 27. 2014 issue of the New Yorker, …

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