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Congress members, veterans join forces in call for medical marijuana reforms

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 5:06 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 5:56 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Veterans are adding their voices to the growing chorus calling for changes in marijuana research and legalization. A bipartisan group of

Cannabist Show: She lobbies for policy change and education about hemp and marijuana

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 3:47 pm By Vincent Chandler, The Cannabist Staff Featured guest: Samantha Walsh, CEO and co-founder of Tetra Public Affairs, a cannabis-centered consulting firm. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  How

Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 4:03 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs are urging Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin to ensure the VA’s research and

Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization

How Congress helped drug company lobbyists derail the DEA’s war on opioids

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 9:41 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the

Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes to ease marijuana research barriers with MEDS Act

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 1:41 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff There’s a bipartisan effort underway in the Senate for easing the path to marijuana research. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Wednesday