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.
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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.
Stephen Colbert takes on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his strong stance on marijuana on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
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.
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.
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.
A federal crackdown on marijuana isn’t bad news for all marijuana stocks.
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.
National Cannabis Industry Association deputy director Taylor West appears on MSNBC to discuss comments made by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, regarding the Justice Department’s approach to state-legal marijuana programs.
Enforcing marijuana laws: FNC’s Alicia Acuna on concerns the Trump Administration may get tougher on enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
DENVER, Feb. 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) has released a statement regarding recent comments from the White House on adult-use marijuana.
People behind the plan say it is about much more than getting high.
After a series of protests in the spring—most notably a mass smoke-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—DCMJ is once again hitting the streets to advocate for making it legal to take a hit.
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.
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.
An unnamed member of the Obama administration is set to meet with members of the marijuana advocacy group DCMJ to discuss marijuana reform.
On April 2, 2016, marijuana legalization advocates plan to stage a protest outside of the White House, which will include group marijuana consumption.
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.
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.
Reporting from WASHINGTON—
For narcotics agents, who often confront hostile situations, Capitol Hill has been a refuge where lawmakers stand ready to salute efforts in the nation’s war on drugs.