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DEA chief to retire amid pressure over sex scandal

...hands-off approach that lets states legalize marijuana so long as it is state-regulated. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law and is classified by the DEA as a Schedule 1 drug, along with drugs such as heroin and peyote.Leonhart also declined...
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Marijuana ruling disappoints advocates

...Diego, called the hearing a "sign that at least some judges are increasingly skeptical of marijuana's status under federal law" and said it would influence marijuana policy despite the outcome.The ruling came in a case alleging that marijuana...
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Slack Tide: A pot primer for the newly legal

...illegal to buy or sell marijuana in this state, with no retail options until May 2016, at the earliest. Plus, under federal law, marijuana remains a Schedule 1 narcotic and I, for one, would rather skip federal prison. Although, I've got...
City's weed minds worry about 'Club Fed'

...the committee that the "Cole Memo" had outlined eight priorities for regulation of marijuana sale and consumption under federal law, which still outlaws pot."My recommendation is to regulate with an eye toward the priorities from the federal...
Legislators file first round of bills

...change that shfits working hours between the second Sunday in March and the first Sunday of November each year. Under federal law, states are allowed to individually opt out of daylight saving.The bills are identical except for the date of...
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Tribes tread carefully into pot discussions be a profitable venture. Hemp is used to make clothing, lotion and other products, but growing it is illegal under federal law."We've always thought we had the sovereign right" to grow marijuana, Archambault said. "But once you try...
Lawmakers prepare to take up pot issues

...I think this is going to be the most challenging issue we will have to face," she said. "It's still illegal under federal law to consume marijuana. So what happens when someone who lives in rural Alaska is transporting that marijuana via...
Grand jury indicts woman on false tax claim counts

...Togiola Tulafono had warned residents not to file taxes in the states."Filing with the IRS is not only illegal under federal laws, but it's a great loss of revenues for our local government over the past years," he said.American Samoa residents...
On the topic of pot: Legalization and law

...since marijuana is still illegal under federal law, there is still uncertainty...the conduct remains illegal under federal law."The same logic could that remains illegal under federal law."Higgins believes the role...
Alaska Supreme Court rules for non-Native adoption a split decision with an earlier Superior Court ruling that the baby's well-being trumped legal preferences under federal law designed to keep children with Native American communities when possible.In its Sept. 12 action, the state Supreme...


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