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Marijuana Expo Drops Roger Stone as Keynote Speaker

Marijuana Expo Drops Roger Stone as Keynote Speaker

Marijuana Expo Drops Roger Stone as Keynote Speaker

On Sept. 6, 2017, organizers behind Cannabis World Congress & Business Expositions announced that the events in Los Angeles and Boston would no longer feature political provocateur Roger Stone as keynote speaker. The announcement comes after weeks of outrage and threats of boycott from marijuana organizations over Stone’s inclusion.

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Top Trump Advisor Roger Stone on What Changed His Mind on Marijuana

Roger Stone is a top Republican strategist, lobbyist, and longtime advisor to Donald Trump. He’s known for getting down and dirty in his lobbying, and in fact, is the subject of the popular Netflix documentary, Get Me Roger Stone, that explores the life and career of strategy and public policy. Recently however, Stone has had a change of heart on one hot-button issue in modern politics: Marijuana.

This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors

This New Study Should Encourage Marijuana Stock Investors

The marijuana industry, and marijuana stock investors for that matter, have been expanding by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. One good way to keep this up is through university-based clinical studies. Studies like these really fan the flame of what might be possible with cannabis-based medicines.

Future of Medical Marijuana Clouded by Trump's Signing Statement

Future of Medical Marijuana Clouded by Trump’s Signing Statement

On May 5, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the 2017 omnibus funding bill, covering the federal government’s funding through Sept. 30. The bill contains a provision that bans the Department of Justice from using funds to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical marijuana; however, Trump issued a signing statement that has clouded the future of medical marijuana.

5 Drug-Developing Marijuana Stocks You Need to Know

5 Drug-Developing Marijuana Stocks You Need to Know

Medical marijuana remains the safest investment route — if you’re forced to choose one — so here’s a brief rundown of the cannabinoid-based drugs working their way through clinical and preclinical trials.

Senator Wants California Legislature to Urge Trump to Reschedule Marijuana

Senator Wants California Legislature to Urge Trump to Reschedule Marijuana

On March 21, 2017, California Sen. Jeff Stone, R-Temecula, presented a resolution to the Senate Standing Committee on Public Safety that would have the California State Legislature urge the United States Congress to pass legislation to reschedule marijuana and have President Donald Trump sign it.

Marijuana Stocks and Indices on a Downtrend

Marijuana Stocks and Indices on a Downtrend

Major cannabis stock indices have been falling for three consecutive weeks, ever since White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested the federal government would enforce federal law in states where recreational weed has been legalized.

4 Reasons Your Marijuana Investment Could End in Tears

4 Reasons Your Marijuana Investment Could End in Tears

Marijuana has quickly become the next “can’t miss” investing idea for investors across North America. Despite this huge potential market, people are reluctant to put any of their cash into this market

Horwitz and a Hopeful View of the Trump Effect

Horwitz and a Hopeful View of the Trump Effect

The second day at the California Cannabis Business Expo, Monday, March 6, kicked off with a discussion of the “Trump effect,” by Lawrence W. Horwitz, of Horwitz + Armstrong, a law firm and professional corporation headquartered in Lake Forest, California.

Why Trump Could Be Good For The Cannabis Industry

Why Trump Could Be Good For The Cannabis Industry

“The Trump effect is good news for the cannabis industry,” said lawyer Lawrence Horwitz at the California Cannabis Business Expo in San Diego on Monday. That comment shocked many attendees who fear that the Trump administration is going to crack down on recreational marijuana.

Marijuana Stocks Trend Down in Light of Trump Administration's Recent Comments

Marijuana Stocks Trend Down in Light of Trump Administration’s Remarks

While President Donald Trump vowed on his campaign trail to let states decide the fate of marijuana legalization, recent comments by the Trump Administration seem to negate his campaign promise and have created a ripple effect in the public cannabis markets.

Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big To Jail?

Has Recreational Marijuana Use Become Too Big to Jail?

Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.

Cannabis Industry Responses to Trump Administration's Stance on Marijuana

Industry Responses to Trump Administration’s Stance on Cannabis

On Feb. 23, 2017, during a daily briefing, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer answered a reporter’s question regarding marijuana enforcement, prompting immediate reactions from members of the legal cannabis industry.

Cannabis Caucus Weighs in on Potential Threat to Legal Pot

Cannabis Caucus Weighs in on Potential Threat to Legal Cannabis

The newly formed House Cannabis Caucus, co-launched by Alaska Republican Congressman Don Young, responded Thursday to a statement from a White House spokesman about potentially increasing federal prosecution of recreational smokers.

Polis Statement on Trump Administration’s Stance on Recreational Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) released the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

Cannabis Caucus Responds to WH Statement on Marijuana Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – The bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus – co-chaired by Reps. Don Young (AK-At Large), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Jared Polis (CO-02) – today released the following statement in response to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

Trump Administration May Order 'Greater Enforcement' of Marijuana Law

Trump Administration May Order ‘Greater Enforcement’ of Marijuana Law

During a White House Daily Briefing on Feb. 23, 2017, press secretary Sean Spicer gave insight into how the Trump Administration may proceed in regards to the enforcement of federal marijuana law.

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape the Future of Cannabis Policy

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Aims to Shape Future of Cannabis Policy

On Feb. 16, 2017, the Congressional Cannabis Caucus held a press conference in Washington, D.C., to address the future of cannabis policy reform in the United States.

US Attorney General Says ‘Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana’

US Attorney General Says ‘Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana’

Jeff Sessions was sworn in as the new U.S. Attorney General Thursday. Sessions was confirmed Wednesday with a 52-47 vote, vowing in his subsequent speech to “defend the lawful orders” of President Donald Trump. The Attorney General is known for his criticism regarding the legalization of marijuana.

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NCIA Statement on Confirmation of Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9. 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Senator Jeff Sessions’ confirmation as new U.S. Attorney General.

Scotts Miracle-Gro Invests More Than $200 Million in Hydroponics

Scotts Miracle-Gro Spends More Than $200 Million on Hydroponics

The lawn-and-garden company Scotts Miracle-Gro has spent more than $200 million on all things related to hydroponics in hopes of making money from the growing legal marijuana sector, according to the Columbus Dispatch. Scotts Miracle-Gro plans to hold its next board of directors meeting in Colorado, where marijuana was legalized for adult use in 2014.

Should Marijuana Stocks Fear Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch?

Should Cannabis Stocks Fear Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch?

While there are a number of big issues and industries that could be impacted by the Gorsuch nomination (should he be confirmed), the marijuana industry and marijuana stocks have to be wondering how this nomination could impact them.

Boulder District Attorney Named One of Trump’s Marijuana Advisors

Boulder District Attorney Named One of Trump’s Marijuana Advisors

Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett said he is the only active prosecutor from Colorado in the group of prosecutors from across the country who will help advise the Donald Trump administration on marijuana policies.

Illinois State Treasurer Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

Illinois Urges Trump to Issue Guidance on Marijuana Banking

In response to President Donald Trump’s nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs announced on Jan. 24, 2017, that he sent a letter to Trump urging him to issue clear guidance to banks on working with the legal marijuana industry.

How to Organize A Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

How to Organize a Pro-Cannabis Demonstration With Over 4,200 Free Joints

Complex News’ Nadeska Alexis and Speedy Morman visit the DCMJ headquarters in Washington D.C., ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration to find out how organizers put together their Trump 420 demonstration and rolled over 4,200 joints, which were handed out for free and smoking Trump’s inaugural speech.

Frerichs Seeks Commonsense Change to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Jan. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The availability of medical marijuana in Illinois is in jeopardy depending upon how the President Donald Trump administration approaches the enforcement of marijuana and banking laws, Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said today.

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As Sessions Hearings Begin, Rumors About Shuttering Dispensaries Circulate

As U.S. Senate hearings began on Jan. 10, 2017, for Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s anti-marijuana nominee for Attorney General, rumors about the Drug Enforcement Agency shutting down dispensaries were already circulating.

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Marijuana Advocates Hitting Trump’s Inauguration With 4,200 Joints

On Jan. 20, 2017, attendees of Donald Trump’s inauguration in Washington, D.C., may get free joints, or at least a contact high, at the presidential ceremony.

Bill Maher on Marijuana During Trump: 'Don't Piss Off Your Old Dealer'

Bill Maher on Marijuana During Trump: ‘Don’t Piss Off Your Old Dealer’

Matthew Segal, editor in chief of ATTN:, recently sat down with comedian and talk-show host Bill Maher for an interview. Segal asked, “Are you bullish on the future of marijuana now?” Maher said, “I wasn’t even a year ago.” He said people have tried to get him to invest in marijuana companies or to put his name on products, but he recalled a friend who went to jail on marijuana-related charges in 2000.

U.S. senators seek to protect banking for pot business vendors

United States Senators Seek to Protect Banking for Pot Business Vendors

The U.S. government should keep banks from cutting off the accounts of vendors who work with state-sanctioned marijuana businesses, 10 U.S. senators said in a letter to the Treasury on Wednesday.

John F. Kelly, Trump's Choice For DHS Chief, Considers Medical Marijuana Legitimate

Trump’s Choice For DHS Chief Considers Medical Marijuana Legitimate

Retired U.S. Marine Gen. John F. Kelly will be President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for chief of the Department of Homeland Security. In a recent interview, Kelly said he believes U.S. drug policy should focus on reducing demand, and he also said medical marijuana has a legitimate medicinal purpose.

California Treasurer Launching Cannabis Banking Working Group

California Treasurer Launching Cannabis Banking Working Group

On Dec. 2, 2016, California State Treasurer John Chiang announced that he is creating the Cannabis Banking Working Group to address banking issues that could challenge the state’s rollout of recreational cannabis.


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