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Trump Is Devastating Trump Supporter’s Marijuana Business

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 02:02

James Lee, a Trump voter and the owner of a consulting firm that has been working for two years to sponsor a “The World’s First Cannabis Business Cruise” from Miami to Jamaica, says the latest administration move on marijuana is devastating his business, and could drive him out of the business entirely. “In the business, […]

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Attorney General Sessions Threatens A Trump Crackdown On Legal Marijuana

Tue, 02/28/2017 - 03:21

“I would just say it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana through any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.” ~ Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions, Feb. 27, 2017 U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday restated his fierce opposition to marijuana use, and offered what the […]

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New York Advocates Push Law To Seal Past Marijuana Possession Convictions

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 20:52

Sealing Records for Low-Level Marijuana Offenses Could Help Prevent Deportations in Trump America New York’s marijuana arrest crusade began more than 20 years ago. Since then, police departments across the state have arrested more than 800,000 New Yorkers for low-level marijuana possession offenses. In 2016, more than 22,000 New Yorkers were arrested for possession of […]

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California Farmers Launch Organization To Promote Sun Grown Marijuana

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 19:58

International Cannabis Farmers Association Will Empower Farmers Through Education, Research and Advocacy A group of Californians on Monday launched a new organization to represent traditional sun grown marijuana farmers. The group, called the International Cannabis Farmers Association, is launching by going to Sacramento to meet with lawmakers and regulators to advocate for regulations that promote traditionally farmed […]

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Maryland Poll Finds 58% Support For Marijuana Legalization

Mon, 02/27/2017 - 18:47

Goucher Poll Finds Numbers Up From 54% in 2016 and 52% in 2015 A Goucher College poll released early Monday morning shows a strong and growing majority of Marylanders think it is time to end cannabis prohibition. The survey of 776 Maryland residents found 58 percent support making cannabis legal, up from 54 percent in 2016 and 52 percent in 2016. Just 36 percent are opposed, down from […]

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Washington State Vows To Fight Back Against Trump Marijuana Crackdown

Sat, 02/25/2017 - 03:10

Governor Inslee, Attorney General Ferguson Lead the Push Back Against Trump After White House Press Secretary set off a firestorm on Thursday by saying states should expect “greater enforcement” of federal laws against marijuana, government officials and activists in green states including Washington agree for once: They’re both going to fight back. “We will resist any […]

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New Poll Finds 71% of Americans Oppose Federal Crackdown On Marijuana States

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 22:13

93% Now Support Allowing Marijuana for Medical Use and 59% Support Making It Legal for All Uses Five out of seven Americans (71%)  are opposed to the government enforcing federal prohibition laws in states where marijuana is legal for medical or adult use The federal government on Thursday threatened a crackdown on recreational marijuana. But […]

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DOJ May Crack Down On Recreational Marijuana: Spicer

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 21:07

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said Donald Trump’s administration may start a crackdown on state-legal recreational marijuana industries. “I believe you are going to see greater enforcement” of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug for recreational use, Spicer said, reports Emily Gray Brosious at the Sun Times. It’s the […]

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Memo To Congress: DEA Dumped The Marijuana ‘Gateway Theory’ Due To Science

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 19:34

Americans for Safe Access Urges Members of Congress to Stop Using False Information About Marijuana Americans for Safe Access (ASA) on Thursday sent a memo to Congress informing members that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has removed false information about cannabis from its website after months of public pressure. The memo explains: Forty-four states now allow patients […]

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Battle of the Festivals: Seattle Hempfest, Las Vegas Hempfest Sever Ties Amid Controversy

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 04:27

What happened in Vegas didn’t stay in Vegas, this time. In what appears to be a clash of cannabis cultures, Seattle Hempfest, which bills itself as “the world’s largest protestival,” and Las Vegas Hempfest no longer wish to be associated with each other. Seattle Hempfest, which has now started “franchising” the Hempfest name to festivals […]

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South Carolina: Medical Marijuana Bill Introduced In General Assembly

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 19:43

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers on Tuesday introduced comprehensive medical cannabis legislation in both chambers of the South Carolina General Assembly. The South Carolina Compassionate Care Act will allow patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions to access medical cannabis if their doctors recommend it. “This legislation will establish a comprehensive and tightly regulated medical cannabis program,” […]

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Advocates Urge Senate Judiciary Committee To Demand Jeff Sessions Clarify Marijuana Position

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 21:52

DCMJ will begin line sitting at 4:20 a.m. Will Sessions Force Trump to Flip-Flop on his Legalization Position? On the eve of confirmation hearings for U.S. Attorney General-nominee Jeff Sessions, legalization advocates called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to press the Alabama senator to say clearly whether he would overturn the will of the voters by […]

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South Carolina Lawmakers To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 19:20

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers will introduce comprehensive medical cannabis legislation Tuesday, January 10, in the South Carolina General Assembly. At 10:30 a.m., several of the legislators will join patients and advocates in the First Floor Lobby of the State House for a news conference to discuss the South Carolina Compassionate Care Act, which […]

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Marijuana Supporters Plan Day Of Action Against Jeff Sessions

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 21:20

#JustSayNoToSessions The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters on Monday, January 9, will participate in a “Day of Action” to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General. “Senator Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict […]

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Millionaires Only Club: Arkansas Limits Medical Marijuana Licenses To Those With At Least $1M In Assets

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 00:07

Forget about mom-and-pop operators having a chance to compete in the medical marijuana cultivation arena in Arkansas. It’s a millionaires-only club. Arkansas voters in November approved Issue 6, an amendment legalizing medical marijuana. But it didn’t take long for state bureaucrats to hastily erect high financial hurdles, preventing the “riff raff” from becoming a part of the […]

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70,000+ Demand DEA Stop Blatantly Lying About Medical Marijuana

Thu, 01/05/2017 - 20:20

Americans for Safe Access Petitions President Obama to Correct DEA Medical Marijuana Misinformation Before Donald Trump, Attorney General Nominee Jeff Sessions Take Office In a new petition from Americans for Safe Access and Change.org, more than 70,000 people are calling on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to stop giving false information about medical cannabis immediately. The petition asks the […]

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‘Just Say No’ To Jeff Sessions For Attorney General: Campaign Launched

Wed, 01/04/2017 - 20:20

New Video (See Below) Explains Why Jeff Sessions Would be a Disaster for Drug Policies and Criminal Justice Reform The Drug Policy Alliance is launching a campaign to put the brakes on Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General. The Drug Policy Alliance campaign includes a new video launched Wednesday on The Root that exposes […]

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AG Nominee Sessions’ Anti-Pot Stance Praised By Florida Detox Facility

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 21:57

AG Nominee Jeff Sessions’ Anti-Pot Stance Praised By Florida Detox Facility It’s not surprising when birds of a feather flock together. But it’s certainly unsettling to witness the unholy glee with which prohibitionist drug warriors are greeting some of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominations. A Tuesday press release from a Florida drug rehab facility approvingly notes […]

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It’s Official! Marijuana Becomes Legal In Maine On January 30

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 20:20

Gov. LePage Issues Proclamation Certifying Question 1 Result Maine Gov. Paul LePage has signed the proclamation certifying the result of marijuana legalization ballot measure Question 1. Starting on January 30, limited personal possession and cultivation of cannabis will be legal for adults 21 and older in Maine. Adults will be able to legally possess up to 2.5 […]

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North American Marijuana Sales Grew 30% In 2016; Will Top $20.2 Billion By 2021

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 19:20

Grow Rate Matches Cable TV in the 1990s and Broadband Internet in the 2000s New Report Marks First Time Canada Included Arcview Market Research, publisher of cannabis market research, on Tuesday released a new 2016 North American cannabis market size estimate as well as projections for the market through 2021. This is the first time […]

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