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Tagged With: Hearing

Update: Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments In Washington, v. Sessions

Today, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismiss Washington, v. Sessions,, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. The federal government argued to have the case … Continue reading »

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House Judiciary Democrats Call For Marijuana Hearing

Earlier today in Washington, DC, Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), requesting a hearing on the recent revocation of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The Cole Memo, was a Justice Department memorandum, authored by former US Deputy Attorney General James Cole in … Continue reading »

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Virginia State Crime Commission Holds Hearing On Decriminalization

On Monday, October 30th, I took a short trip down to Richmond, Virginia to testify alongside Virginia NORML regarding proposals to decriminalize the personal possession of marijuana, in order for those who are stopped by law enforcement to no longer face jail time or a criminal charge. Among the policy proposals are options that are line … Continue reading »

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Impactful and Heartfelt Hearing Creates Historic Support for Texas Medical Cannabis Bill

By Jax Finkel Executive Director, Texas NORML Late in the evening on Tuesday, May 2nd, the House Public Health Committee held a hearing for HB 2107 which would make the Compassionate Use Program more inclusive for patients with debilitating medical conditions. Many patients stayed late into the evening to provide powerful and emotional testimony. After … Continue reading »

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Hearing Set for Jeff Sessions Attorney General Nomination

It’s official, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has set January 10-11, 2017 for the confirmation hearing of noted marijuana law reform opponent Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to become the next Attorney General. Already it appears that Sen. Grassley will try to keep the hearings as short as possible and restrict the number of witnesses … Continue reading »

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Iowa: Urge Senator Grassley to Hold Hearing on CARERS Act

Senate legislation, S. 683: The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act, is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. The senate measure seeks to strengthen statewide medical marijuana protections and impose various changes to federal law. Passage of this measure would permit qualified patients, doctors, … Continue reading »

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