Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy.

The bipartisan legislation, sponsored by powerful committee chairs in both chambers of Congress, would allow the Attorney General to unilaterally outlaw certain unregulated chemical compounds on a temporary basis. Continue reading “Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill”

Medical pot bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives

South Carolina Rep. Eric Bedingfield once shunned all marijuana use, but when his eldest son’s six-year struggle with opioid addiction ended with his overdose a year ago, the conservative Republican co-sponsored medical cannabis legislation. Continue reading “Medical pot bill in South Carolina bolstered by conservatives”

No change in Colorado teens’ marijuana use before and after legalization, study finds

Recreational marijuana legalization had no impact on how many Colorado teens use pot or on whether they think it is dangerous, but that could be because years of medical marijuana sales already had brought about changes in those measures, according to a new study. Continue reading “No change in Colorado teens’ marijuana use before and after legalization, study finds”