House Passes Budget with Medical Cannabis Protection Amendment

AMERICANS FOR SAFE ACCESS March 22, 2018 |David Mangone Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment will Protect Patients from AG Sessions until September Washington, D.C. —  Today, after months of debate and continuing resolutions, the House of Representatives passed its Appropriations package for the fiscal year of 2018. Unlike previous short term measures, this bill will fully fund the government through September […]

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Federal Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cannabis Prohibition Heads Back to Court on Valentine’s Day

Ganjapreneur February 12, 2018 | TJ Branfalt In case you missed it, there is a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions – the text of which reveals the history of the 12,000-year relationship between humans and cannabis and how prohibition not only negatively affects the plaintiffs but potentially […]

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Early Problems with the California Marijuana Supply Chain

Cannabis Business Executive February 1, 2018 |  Susan Gunelius Since marijuana was legalized in California at the beginning of January, demand for legal marijuana has been on the rise. But there are big problems looming for the California market, which is expected to grow to $7 billion. Marijuana regulations have created a supply chain filled with delays […]

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SF retroactively applying marijuana legalization, wiping out old convictions

The Hill BY JOHN BOWDEN – 01/31/18 The city of San Francisco will retroactively apply the state’s new marijuana legalization law to past cases, a move that will wipe thousands of criminal convictions off the books, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón announced the move Wednesday and said that thousands of misdemeanor […]

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THE HISTORY: Why is Marijuana Illegal?

DrugWarRant.com Peter Guither Many people assume that marijuana was made illegal through some kind of process involving scientific, medical, and government hearings; that it was to protect the citizens from what was determined to be a dangerous drug. The actual story shows a much different picture. Those who voted on the legal fate of this […]

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Pot 101: Facts you should know about California’s legal marijuana

Politifact | California January 5, 2018 | Chris Nichols Recreational marijuana sales became legal in California on Jan. 1, 2018, marking a major milestone for the state’s cannabis industry and its many customers. Proposition 64, the voter-approved law that governs recreational pot in the Golden State, however, doesn’t offer the complete freedom to buy, grow […]

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Uncle Sam should treat marijuana like booze

New York Post January 9, 2018 | By Barry Latzer Following California’s legalization of marijuana for recreational use, Attorney General Jeff Sessions struck back with a memo restoring the prosecutorial status quo ante Obama, theoretically opening the door to more aggressive pot prosecutions. Legally, the AG is on solid ground. Practically, it’s likely to be a pointless exercise. […]

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Your Guide to California’s New Recreational Marijuana Rules

Los Angeles Magazine December 20, 2017 |  Jessica P. Ogilvie  Welcome to the brave new world of weed In California, New Year’s Day 2018 will ring in more than just a hangover and a handful of half-baked resolutions. It will bring sweeping change as the state’s much-anticipated Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act fully […]

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