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Delaware Cannabis Task Force Poised to Vote on Final Report

Delaware Cannabis Task Force Poised to Vote on Final Report

Delaware Cannabis Task Force Poised to Vote on Final Report

A Delaware legislative task force charged with studying the effects and implications of legalizing recreational cannabis has written its final report, but the question remains whether the 25-member task force will vote to release the report.

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

Task Force Discusses Legalization of Medical Marijuana in Kentucky

State officials met Tuesday in hopes to legalize medical marijuana here in Kentucky. A task force lead by Kentucky’s Secretary Of State Alison Lundergan Grimes met in Frankfort Tuesday afternoon to explore the possibilities.

Delaware's Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Will Likely Delay Release of Report

Delaware’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Will Likely Delay Release of Report

The Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force, which is charged with examining the potential effects of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state, will most likely delay the release of its report until the end of February 2018.

Delaware's Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Meets for Second Time

Delaware’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force Meets for Second Time

On Oct. 4, 2017, the Delaware legislature’s Adult Use Cannabis Task Force met for the second time. Hoping to help craft a legalization bill that would pass the state legislature and gain gubernatorial approval, the group is responsible for determining the potential impacts of cannabis legalization.

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

Tennessee Medical Cannabis Task Force Tackles First Official Meeting

On Sept. 21, 2017, the Tennessee medical cannabis task force, created by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally and State House Speaker Beth Harwell, met for the first time to discuss legalization.

Cali Enforcement: San Mateo County Cannabis Raids Net Almost $23M

Cali Enforcement: San Mateo County Cannabis Raids Net Almost $23M

On Aug. 24, 2017, San Mateo County Narcotics Task Force announced that a series of San Mateo County cannabis raids eradicated 11,400 cannabis plants with a value of approximately $22.8 million.

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

Inslee and Ferguson Defend Washington Marijuana Regulations in Reply to Sessions

On Aug. 4, 2017, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and state Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a letter sent by United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions that criticized the efficacy of Washington marijuana regulations designed to prevent illegal diversion and public health issues.

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

Huff, Puff, Pass? AG’s Pot Fury Not Echoed by Task Force

The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the best legal strategy is giving him no ammunition.

New Hampshire House

Department of Justice Task Force Recommends Against Targeting State-Legal Marijuana Providers

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A Dept. of Justice task force subcommittee on marijuana policy is not recommending any policy changes that would target state-legal marijuana programs or businesses operating in compliance with state laws, according to a report by the Associated Press.

Senator Demands Release of Federal Marijuana Policy Recommendations

Senator Demands Release of Federal Marijuana Policy Recommendations

On Aug. 1, 2017, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, demanding the Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety release the recommendations Sessions had assigned it to develop, including its federal marijuana policy recommendations.

Wyden to AG Sessions: Release Task Force Recommendations on Marijuana, Violent Crime, Immigration Policies

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today called on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to release recommendations on marijuana, violent crime and immigration policies from the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

Aurora Cannabis eyes expansion with legalization on the horizon

Aurora Cannabis Eyes Expansion With Legalization on the Horizon

As Canada heads toward legalization of marijuana, Alberta producer Aurora Cannabis is focused on expansion with ambitions to raise a $160-million “war chest” from investors who are anxious to profit from what is expected to be a multibillion industry.

U.S. Marijuana Index Trends Down After Attorney General's Memo

US Marijuana Index Trends Down After Attorney General’s Memo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo on April 5, 2017, outlining the mission of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, including the creation of a subcommittee to review marijuana enforcement policies, and it did not go unnoticed by public market participants.

Attorney General's Task Force to Review Marijuana Enforcement Policies

Attorney General’s Task Force to Review Marijuana Enforcement Policies

On April 5, 2017, the Department of Justice announced that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had issued a memo with an update on the DOJ’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, including the move to review marijuana enforcement policies.

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Trudeau to Legalize Marijuana by July 2018, CBC Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government will introduce legislation to legalize marijuana by July 1, 2018, according to a report from CBC News, a move that follows through on one of his Liberal Party’s campaign pledges.

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

Marijuana Stocks Get Bounce After Dispensary Raids Throughout Canada

Publicly-traded marijuana companies had a rough week but got a bounce Thursday following news of raids at the Cannabis Culture dispensary chain owned by Marc and Jodie Emery.

Is 2017 a Do-Or-Die Year for Aurora Cannabis Stock?

Is 2017 a Do-Or-Die Year for Aurora Cannabis Stock?

The fed’s report was largely positive for the recreational marijuana industry when it was released Tuesday. Aurora Cannabis stock was one of the biggest pot stock beneficiaries of the announcement, but has since had a regression in share price.

Physical Security

Statement from the Government of Canada on the Receipt of the Report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Minister of Health, and the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada today announced that they have received the report from the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation.

Canadian Task Force Shares Report on Future of Federal Legalization

Canadian Task Force Shares Report on Future of Federal Legalization

On Dec. 13, 2016, Anne McLellan and Dr. Mark Ware, the chair and vice chair of Canada’s Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, presented a report on how the federal government should move forward with the legalization of recreational cannabis in the country.

Physical Security

Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation Presents its Advice on a Framework for Legalization and Regulation of Access to Cannabis

OTTAWA, Ontario, Dec. 13, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today the Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation provided their report to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, and the Minister of Health.

Canada to Strictly Regulate Adult Use Cannabis

Government of Canada Moves Forward on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 30, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Today, Canada is taking an important step towards legalizing, strictly regulating and restricting access to marijuana, working to ensure marijuana is kept out of the hands of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.

Oregon

Oregon Task Force Studies Impact of Pot Growing on Energy And Water

A task force of Oregon marijuana growers, state agency representatives, and legislators is studying the use of energy and water in pot farming. When grown indoors, marijuana farms can use enormous amounts of energy. Indoor marijuana operations use 2 percent of Colorado’s energy supply. Meanwhile, the amounts of water used per plant vary.

Public alert

Illegal Pot Farms Poison Public Land

Supporting a legitimate industry sometimes takes shutting down the dark side. The Department of Justice has made preventing illegal marijuana cultivation on tribal and public lands one of its top enforcement priorities.


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