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Burning Man to sue feds over setting several traffic stops

(via Wikimedia Commons) Burning Man organizers are fuming over a series of traffic stops slowing down vehicles coming to visit their annual celebration. The festival organization has threatened to file a lawsuit against top federal agencies for setting up several nearby traffic checkpoints throughout the duration of Burning Man, reports the Reno Gazette Journal. “It […]

DEA proposes for more marijuana, less opioids in 2019

(courtesy Green Candy Press) Two federal agencies hope to reduce the nation’s opioid epidemic with the help of legal cannabis. In a news release issued by the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration, officials are calling to quintuple the cultivation of research-grade cannabis while reducing production of the nation’s most frequently abused opioids. […]

Former White House adviser’s security clearance was blocked over past marijuana use

Published: Feb 20, 2018, 4:07 pm • Updated: Feb 20, 2018, 4:10 pm By Juliet Eilperin and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post A White House climate adviser resigned Wednesday after failing to receive a permanent security clearance, becoming the latest member of the Trump administration to leave amid scrutiny of the background checks of presidential […]