Category Archives: federal

Q&A: Cannabis Trade Federation CEO Neal Levine on the future of federal marijuana legalization

America’s legal cannabis market owes part of its success to Neal Levine. Levine worked as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for LivWell Enlightened Health, which earned a reputation as one of the largest employers in the cannabis industry. He has since moved on to be named as the chief executive operator of the Cannabis […]

Legal cannabis website offered federal workers free marijuana during government shutdown

Federal employees must be relieved at news that the government shutdown has temporarily come to an end, but they will probably miss the free weed. The legal cannabis search engine BudTrader.com offered free medical marijuana to government workers who couldn’t pay due to President Donald Trump’s shutdown, the Hill reports. “I don’t think federal employees […]

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 […]