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Senate Hearing on the Conflicts Between State and Federal Cannabis Laws

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Witnesses testified about conflicts between state and federal law regarding the use, sale and distribution of marijuana, particularly for medicinal purposes. Deputy Attorney General James Cole says the Justice Department and federal bank regulators will enable financial institutions to transact business with legitimate marijuana industry without fear of prosecution. Officials also indicated they would not challenge Colorado […]

Sanjay Gupta Accepts Reality of the Benefits of Cannabis

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“Well, I am here to apologize. I apologize because I didn’t look hard enough, until now. I didn’t look far enough. I didn’t review papers from smaller labs in other countries doing some remarkable research, and I was too dismissive of the loud chorus of legitimate patients whose symptoms improved on cannabis. Instead, I lumped […]

Warren: Drug possession warrants jail time but laundering cartel money doesn’t?

Appearing at a Senate Banking Committee hearing Thursday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) grilled officials from the Treasury Department over why criminal charges were not filed against officials at HSBC who helped launder hundreds of millions of dollars for drug cartels. The HSBC scandal resulted in the Department of Justice and Treasuryannouncing a record $1.92 billion fine after […]