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Janet Yellen Says ‘Of Course’ Cannabis Companies Banking Billions Would Help IRS

No one doubts that the IRS would also love to have the cannabis industry’s billion-dollar revenue streaming into its coffers.

Federal Foot-Dragging On Cannabis Rescheduling Hampers Vital Research, Harms Veterans And Millions More

The feds are not only facing mounting pressure from lawmakers and public health administrators, but also from powerful union and financial groups.

Marijuana Banking Reform: Millions Seek Banking Services Via Defense Act

The SAFE Banking Act has been approved in the House five times, yet on each occasion has fizzled out in the Senate.

There’s No Proof Smoking Weed Occasionally Is Harmful, Says Top Federal Drug Official

“There’s no evidence to my knowledge that occasional [adult] marijuana use has harmful effects," said Director of NIDA, Dr. Nora Volkow.

New York City First In The US To Open Safe Injection Sites For Illegal Drugs

These harm reduction services will play an important role in helping to curb the drug overdose crisis plaguing New York City and the United States.

New Zealand: First In World To Legalize Drug Checking At Public Events

The decision is a landmark ruling that stresses harm reduction for individuals by testing often illicit substances they plan to consume.