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Iowa Medical Marijuana Lawsuit — Hearing Held On State of Iowa’s Motion to Dismiss Case

Last Friday, a hearing on the State of Iowa’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Iowa’s controlled substances act was held. Audio recording of the hearing can be found here: http://petition.iowamedicalmarijuana.org/Home/Court I typed a transcript of the hearing, which can be seen here. Iowa Assistant Attorney General Scott Galenbeck, who represented the … Continue reading

Rick Santorum Responds to Marijuana, States Rights Questions at 2011 Ames Straw Poll; Bachmann, Cain, Refuse to Answer

I went to the Ames Straw Poll last month in the hopes of hearing 2012 Republican candidates speak about marijuana legalization. Before attending, I did some research into where the 2012 candidates stand on marijuana and shared my findings here on WeedPress. While at the Straw Poll, after voting for Rick Parry, I ran into … Continue reading

DEA Uses Emergency Powers to Outlaw Mephedrone, Methylone, and MDPV

Thought this recent DEA news release was worth sharing. From http://www.justice.gov/dea/pubs/pressrel/pr090711.html: SEP 07 — WASHINGTON, D.C. – The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is using its emergency scheduling authority to temporarily control three synthetic stimulants (Mephedrone , 3,4 methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV) and Methylone). This action was necessary to protect the public from the imminent hazard … Continue reading

Has Congress Officially Approved the Medical Use of Marijuana? Lawsuit Filed in Federal Court Seeks to Find Out

Has Congress officially legalized the medical use of marijuana? Now that Washington D.C.’s medical marijuana program is moving forward, a lawsuit against the federal government seeks to find out. Naming Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray as Defendants Sibley v Obama et al could end up being the biggest medical marijuana … Continue reading