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NFL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION TO NEGOTIATE FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA ACCESS

The NFL and NFL Players Association continue to discuss the pros and cons of a basic question: Why can’t football players use medical marijuana, approved in over half the country and proven to help with pain and dangerous brain swelling caused by concussions? In that the National Football League stubbornly remains on the conservative, anti-scientific side on the issue, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is being obliged to make concessions at the bargaining table. “What…

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DEA: CBD OIL IS NOT ‘LEGAL IN ALL 50 STATES’

Ever since Dr. Sanjay Gupta brought to the world the story of little Charlotte Figi, the Colorado girl with severe epilepsy who found relief from using cannabidiol (CBD), there has been an explosion of companies hawking what they call “hemp-derived CBD oil” which they claim is legal in all 50 states. It’s not. At least, that’s what the DEA is telling us in its latest clarification on the issue. According to one manufacturer, their “CBD oil…

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DENVER MAYOR: MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION HAS BEEN GOOD.

Like most leaders of big cities in states where voters did not go for Donald Trump, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock has a lot to lose. Denver’s population is one-third Latino, with as possibly as many as 130,000 undocumented immigrants in the greater Denver metro area. Following ICE raids in other metro areas in February, fears of mass immigration raids are so palpable that Hancock has had to spend time reassuring residents that even though Denver…

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TRUMP BUDGET PUSHES MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

The recent budget proposal by the Trump administration will increase the pace of marijuana’s legalization in the United States. By proposing drastic cuts in federal programs, the Trump budget—whether enacted, ignored or modified by Congress—highlights the need for state governments throughout the nation to develop and seek new sources of revenue. Trump’s budget proposals have been described as “Dead on Arrival” by Congress, which actually determines the budget for the United States government. For example,…

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