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Officials In Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted To Decriminalize Marijuana

Officials in Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

Officials in Obama’s Drug Czar Office Wanted to Decriminalize Marijuana

Officials at the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President Barack Obama wanted to take a more lenient stance on marijuana, but they never made their case public.

Advocates Organize Smoke-In for April 20 on Steps of US Capitol

Advocates Organize Smoke-In for April 20 on Steps of US Capitol

On April 20, 2017, advocates for the legal marijuana industry plan on staging a mass smoke-in on the steps of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. Set to coincide with the 4/20 holiday, the smoke-in is a response to the Trump Administration’s pledges of greater federal marijuana enforcement.

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.

Treasurer Goldberg Asks Attorney General Sessions to Clarify Justice Department’s Position on Marijuana Enforcement

BOSTON, March 7, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Massachusetts State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg, who is charged with implementing a new state law legalizing recreational marijuana, wrote a letter today to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions asking the Department of Justice to clarify its position and future plans regarding enforcement of federal marijuana law.

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Clarifies Operations Unaffected by White House Statements Hinting at Recreational Marijuana Crackdown

SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 1, 2017/Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), the first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States, is reassuring customers, shareholders, and the public that the company’s operations in the federally legal hemp cannabidiol (CBD) market are unaffected by recent statements from Trump administration officials hinting at a crackdown 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.

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Statement Regarding White House Comments Suggesting Crackdown on Cannabis

TRENTON, N.J., Feb. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ —Yesterday White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the Trump administration would not use federal laws against medical marijuana users, but does see a potential crack down on adult-use of cannabis.

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.

Wyden Statement on White House Comments Against Legal Marijuana

MEDFORD, Ore., Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., issued the following statement after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today made comments disparaging the decisions American voters have made to legalize recreational marijuana in eight states and Washington, D.C.

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Marijuana Industry Group Responds to White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer’s Comments on Recreational Marijuana

DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The following statement by Kristi Kelly, Executive Director, Marijuana Industry Group, is being released in response to a Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, announcement by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer that the Department of Justice was going to target recreational marijuana businesses.

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MPP Issues Statement Regarding White House Press Secretary’s Comments About Federal Marijuana Enforcement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Marijuana Policy Project has issued the statement below regarding White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments about federal marijuana enforcement. A clip of the comments is available at http://bit.ly/2leuCx9.

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.

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National Cannabis Industry Association Statement on Press Secretary’s Comments Regarding Trump Administration Marijuana Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — National Cannabis Industry Association executive director Aaron Smith issued the following statement in response to Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s comments regarding the Trump Administration’s marijuana policy in the press briefing today:

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NORML Responds: White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana.

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Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Practice Monitoring Department of Justice Potential Regarding Recreation Cannabis

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Feb. 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Greenspoon Marder recognizes that there are a number of possible interpretations of this messaging; however, we are hopeful that this does not mean a reassessment of the recreational market.

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White House Indicates Potential Crackdown on Recreational Marijuana

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a press conference today, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer strongly indicated that Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) will crack down on recreational marijuana programs. In response, Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director of Drug Policy Alliance, released this statement:

DC Department of Health Recommends Taxing and Regulating Marijuana

DC Department of Health Recommends Taxing and Regulating Marijuana

On June 24, 2016, the District of Columbia’s Department of Health issued “Marijuana in the District of Columbia,” a report that identifies and analyzes the pros and cons of decriminalization and recreational marijuana legalization in Washington, D.C.

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Strip Club Owner, Ex-White House Aide Among Those Seeking to Sell Medical Pot

The list of would-be medical marijuana purveyors seeking permits to locate in Chicago includes a trucking company founder and strip club owner, a former Clinton White House aide who’s now a Latino issues advocate and two brothers who own a popular bar and video game arcade.

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New York City Spreads Knowledge of the Compassionate Care Act Through Cannabis Education Luncheon

Since New York passed the Compassionate Care Act, there’s been a lot of buzz surrounding the state and its upcoming medical cannabis program and the benefits of medicinal marijuana.


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