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Trump Justice Dept. Could Shift Drug Prosecution Policies

Category: News | Posted on Thu, November, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Obama administration Justice Department that emphasized the need to be “smart on crime” is being replaced with a Trump presidency that campaigned on being “tough on crime.”

The difference between those two philosophies remains to be seen, but one area where the divide is likely to be felt most acutely is in the thousands of drug cases the Justice Department prosecutes annually.

If confirmed as attorney general, Sen. Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican and former prosecutor, would inherit a Justice Department that’s pursued dramatic changes in the treatment of nonviolent drug criminals. Department leaders, most prominently former Attorney General Eric Holder, have directed prosecutors to limit their use of mandatory minimum punishments, sought to roll back a sentencing structure they see as overly harsh and encouraged the early release of hundreds of inmates.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/trump-justice-dept-could-shift-drug-prosecution-policies/


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Dave Chappelle - Weed Conversation

Category: Videos | Posted on Thu, November, 24th 2016 by THCFinder


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The CannaSociety Soirée Takes Cannabis Parties to a Higher Level

Category: Culture | Posted on Thu, November, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

Cannabis events aren’t just for warehouses anymore! The CannaSociety Soirée in Portland demonstrated how stunning a cannabis event really can be…and I was lucky enough to be invited.

As more states legalize cannabis, social consumption becomes more of a topic of discussion. In fact, Denver recently passed a social consumption ordinance just a few weeks ago. Much like a fancy dinner party or small reception at a home in the West Hills of Portland, the CannaSociety Soirée was stunning.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/cannasociety-soiree-2016/


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New York: Medical Marijuana Expansion Is Happening

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, November, 24th 2016 by THCFinder

New York officials are finally preparing to step it up a notch in respect to the state’s medical marijuana program.

On Tuesday, the Department of Health submitted the necessary documentation to make the concept of cannabis for medicinal use a little more accessible to patients across the state. The first step, according to reports, is an amendment to the current rules that will give nurse practitioners and physician assistants the freedom to write patient certifications.

Unfortunately, the department is still trying to determine whether to include “chronic pain” on its list of qualified conditions. That decision is expected to be made sometime before the end of the month.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/new-york-medical-marijuana-expansion-is-happening/


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