Tag Archives: Department of Justice

Bill That Would Lift Federal Marijuana Prohibition Gets Renewed Push

A bill that would do away with federal marijuana restrictions has been given a renewed push by a small bipartisan group of lawmakers. Originally introduced by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R-Virginia) in February, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act would leave medical and recreational marijuana policy up to states. As it currently stands, 29 states have codified some form of medical marijuana legalization into ...

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Six Witnesses Testify Terence Crutcher Posed No Threat When Killed By Cop

Six witnesses testified in court on Wednesday that an unarmed pastor posed no threat to a Tulsa, Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot him on video. Dash-cam and helicopter footage emerged in September showing 40-year-old Terence Crutcher being killed with his hands raised by officer Betty Jo Shelby. According to police, Crutcher had approached officers after his car broke down, and refused commands to raise ...

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Trump Signing Statement Includes Medical Marijuana Reference

President Trump has issued a statement referencing a provision that stipulates federal funds not be used to interfere with state medical marijuana laws. Friday’s signing statement, which was attached to the $1.2 trillion omnibus bill passed by Congress this week, asserts presidential constitutional authority on issues of war powers, marijuana and government spending. The bipartisan spending bill, hailed as a “clear ...

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Uber Under Federal Investigation For Evading Regulators

A criminal investigation into the multinational ride sharing company Uber has been launched by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the probe said it concerns the use of a software tool the company used to help drivers evade transportation regulators, called “Greyball.” Following a New York Times article that revealed the software’s existence in March, Uber promptly ...

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