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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R) said the Cole Memo, which allows state cannabis industries to function without federal interference, is largely “
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Nonetheless, he called for a renewal of Nancy Reagan’s ‘Just Say No’ approach, and in prepared remarks referred to it as only “
slightly less awful
” than heroin and a “life-wrecking dependency.” MED, he says, “
has been hyped, maybe too much.
But, bro, when Sessions is baked, he totally comes out of his shell.
(That’s a joke
Still there may be a residual caution. "My concern right now for both the company and industry is just
," Chuck Smith, an executive with Colorado edibles company Dixie told CNBC. "It's hard to build an industry or a company when you don't have clarity."
The Washington Post reports that while minor marijuana offenses are less likely to face serious penalties for minor marijuana offenses these days, immigrants face a
much stricter system
Along similar lines, in Slate, I argued that the Trump administration probably won’t crack down on legal weed, but will resume the drug war against illegal product. If this is what happens, I suggest legal cannabis is at risk of becoming
an apartheid industry
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly
about legalization in Canada.
Massachusetts activists are
worried that the legislature will undo the REC law
voters passed in November.
attempts at MED legislation are all over the place. A major point of contention is how many growers will be awarded licenses. Current rules allow seven, which opponents call a potential “cartel.”
Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson (R) clarified that he supports
rescheduling cannabis oil
, not MED.
Connecticut lawmakers could legalize REC to
shore up state finances
For social use, Denver needs to define “
open and public
” consumption, which is barred in the state constitution.
L.A. Weekly profiles Grow For Vets, which
delivers free MED
Home delivery is
in Oregon. San Diego county
banned grows and shops
in unincorporated areas.
A court battle is brewing over whether New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez (R)
vetoed an industrial hemp bill
, and four other bills improperly. Opponents say she needed to explain her rationale. The governor’s office calls the dispute “silly.”
A Hawaii bill would
change the official term
from marijuana to cannabis.
for marijuana use.
Washington City Paper published a long
political history of pot