WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind “the Cole Memo,” a policy put in place during the Obama Administration which gave guidance to federal prosecutors operating in states where cannabis had been legalized for medical or adult use. New Frontier Data, the authority in business intelligence for the cannabis industry, forecasts this decision will have a chilling effect on the industry.
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Senator Murray Statement on Attorney General Jeff Sessions Ending Common Sense Approach to Legalized Marijuana
WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) released the following statement after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he rescinded the Cole Memorandum, an Obama Administration directive that allowed states such as Washington to decide how to regulate the use of marijuana.
Congressman Blumenauer Statement on Reports that AG Sessions to End Policy on State Marijuana Laws
PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Representative Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), co-chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today released the following statement on reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will rescind the “Cole Memo”—guidance established by the Obama Administration in 2013 to allow states to implement responsible marijuana laws without federal interference.
Governors of 2 Pot States Push Back on Trump Administration
Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.
Medical Marijuana Policy Roadmap Released by Americans for Safe Access
WASHINGTON, Dec. 8, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) released a briefing book —“Medical Cannabis in America”— calling on Congress and the Obama Administration to end the conflict between federal and state governments on medical cannabis programs.
Marijuana Returns To The White House Today
Cannabis activists in Washington DC will hold a civil disobedience action in front of the White House at 5:20 p.m. today. They are demanding a higher level meeting with Obama Administration officials about ending federal marijuana prohibition.
Supreme Court Expected to Announce Decision on Colorado Marijuana Suit
The legal marijuana industry may soon be going before the U.S. Supreme Court. According to the Denver Post, the Supreme Court is imminently expected to announce a decision as to whether or not it will hear a suit brought against Colorado for its marijuana licensing system. The suit was filed by the neighboring states of…