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  • Animal research at NIH lab challenged by members of Congress

    Animal research practices at a National Institutes of Health (NIH) facility in Poolesville, Maryland are being challenged by four members of Congress, who have asked the NIH director to commission a bioethical review of experiments being conducted on...
  • Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana

    Congress quietly ends federal government's ban on medical marijuana
    Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government's prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill's passage over the weekend marks the first...
  • Judge rules against Oakland in medical marijuana lawsuit

     
    A U.S. magistrate judge on Thursday sided with federal prosecutors in dismissing a lawsuit by the city of Oakland that challenged as illegal federal attempts to shutter the nation’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. In filing the suit last...
  • Pelosi, California Democrats urge Gov. Brown to sign Trust Act

     
    AB 1081, known as the Trust Act, passed the state Legislature last month. The California State Sheriffs' Assn. opposes the bill, arguing that it forces sheriffs to put state law above federal law. Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has said he would defy...
  • Congress members seek end to Cuba travel ban

    They didn't waste any time. While most of the nation focused on the stimulus bill winding through Congress, nine representatives introduced a bill calling for an end to the 46-year-old ban on travel to Cuba. The Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act...
  • Pinnacles National Monument: California's new National Park?

     
    Pinnacles National Monument, a 26,000-acre swath of spectacular volcanic rock formations outside Soledad, Calif., would be elevated to a National Park under legislation introduced Thursday by Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) Pinnacles is a nesting place...