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Newly introduced legislation underscores the belief among some lawmakers that the time to advance the national cannabis agenda is now. A few years ago, marijuana was discussed in hushed tones and snickers. Those whispers are now loud and powerful voices...
Michigan Ballot Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana Launched Activists in Michigan are working on getting a marijuana measure on the ballot for voters to weigh in on. The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has filed ballot language with state...
Despite Attorney General Jeff Sessions' open questioning of medical marijuana's safety and efficacy, Congress appears ready to remove him from the equation. Keeping the federal government's lights on used to be considered a no-brainer. If the government shuts down, then...
A 45-day comment period for members of the public and industry to comment on the proposed regs also started today. SACRAMENTO – In as coordinated a state action as one will see, three state agencies tasked with establishing comprehensive regulations...
Despite friendlier comments on Sunday, DHS Secretary John Kelly has joined the chorus of anti-marijuana voices in the White House. On Sunday, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly broke with Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other White House officials...
BEVERLY HILLS – The Westside Bar Association (WBA) is adding to the many festivities planned for 420 by hosting Cannabis Court, which is not exactly what it sounds like. Rather than a visit before a judge, Cannabis Court is...
Four Governors have written to Attorney General Jeff Sessions to leave state marijuana laws alone. California lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a sanctuary state for marijuana. John Oliver is not the only one calling for Attorney General Jeff...
Several bills have been introduced in both houses of Congress that would address a host of concerns troubling the marijuana industry. This week, two members of Congress submitted several bills that call for a serious overhaul of federal marijuana laws....
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions added to the anxiety already permeating the marijuana industry since White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer last week suggested "greater enforcement" of federal marijuana laws is on the way. "Most of you probably know I don’t...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to several questions today by reporters at the White House daily news briefing, press secretary Sean Spicer strongly indicated that the Department of Justice will increase enforcement of federal laws against what he termed...

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