Marijuana to remain illegal under federal law, DEA says

By Donna Leinwand Leger // USA Today Marijuana advocates who hoped the cascade of states moving to legalize medical marijuana would soften the federal stance on the drug faced disappointment as the Drug Enforcement Administration announced that it will keep marijuana illegal for any purpose. Marijuana will remain a Schedule 1 substance under the Controlled Substances Act. Substances in Schedule 1 are…

The Double-Speak of Big Banks

What the largest financial institutions won’t reveal about swipe fees NACS Online George Orwell’s 1984 novel has nothing on banks these days in terms of double-speak, wrote Lyle Beckwith, NACS senior vice president of government relations, in a blog posted to The Hill. “The banks don’t like an amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial-regulation law that…

Proposed Snap Rule Will Harm Convenience Stores

NACS cautions that prohibiting convenience stores from accepting SNAP benefits will negatively affect not only retailers but their customers and communities NACS Online The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants retailers who accept food stamps to stock more food choices, a move that could harm tens of thousands of smaller stores, like convenience stores, currently…

Students Encouraged to Connect and Continue Their Education Beyond the Classroom at 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon

Students Encouraged to Connect and Continue Their Education Beyond the Classroom at 8th Annual Scholarship Luncheon AFPD Foundation’s Joseph D. Sarafa Scholarship Program invests more than $700,000 in tomorrow’s leaders since 1999 West Bloomfield, Mich. (June 29, 2016) — The 8th Annual Joseph D. Sarafa Scholarship luncheon was held at the Detroit Athletic Club (DAC)…