Canadian Cannabis Legalization Delayed Until at Least August

Recreational cannabis sales in Canada will not begin on July 1 as anticipated as federal lawmakers have come to an agreement that will see the legislation taken up on or before June 7, CBC News reports. Health Minister Ginette Petitpas-Taylor said that it would take eight to 12 weeks after the legislation is approved to get […]

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Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced to Protect State-Approved Cannabis Programs

A bipartisan measure to protect state-approved cannabis programs has been introduced in Congress which would, effectively, reimplement the principles of the now-defunct Cole Memo. The legislation, dubbed the Sensible Enforcement of Cannabis Act, was introduced by Democratic California Rep. Lou Correa, Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, and Democratic Oregon Rep. Earl Blumenauer, who also serves […]

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Federal Judge Hears Oral Arguments Against Cannabis Prohibition

U.S. District Court Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein admitted that cannabis has saved the lives of the plaintiffs in the federal case to legalize cannabis but said the “right thing to do is defer” to the Drug Enforcement Agency with regard to cannabis policy, according to an ABC News report. However, Hellerstein didn’t immediately toss the […]

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Shopify Will Run Ontario’s Legal Cannabis Sales Platforms

The government of Ontario, Canada has tabbed Shopify Inc. to run online retail cannabis sales, the Canadian Press reports. Shopify’s platforms will also be used at retail points-of-sale. “Our top priority is fulfilling the province’s framework for the safe and sensible retailing of recreational cannabis for when it is legalized by the federal government. We […]

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Six Companies Sign on With Quebec, Canada Government to Supply Adult-Use Cannabis Market

Six licensed medical cannabis companies have signed on with the province of Quebec, Canada to provide 60,000 kilograms (132,277 pounds) of cannabis for the forthcoming adult-use cannabis market, the Globe and Mail reports. The provincial government expects to open 15 stores throughout Quebec and will allow online sales. The companies include: The Hydropothecary Corp. – […]

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California Compliance: Reducing the Risk of Federal Cannabis Enforcement

Kern County, California — somewhere along Highway 5 The driver belonged to a collective and was transporting about $2 million of unprocessed product, from Northern California to Los Angeles. He had with him various documents, including a bill of lading and authorization from the collective to transport. The collective had corporate counsel and had established […]

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Berkeley, California Becomes First U.S. Sanctuary City for Cannabis

The Berkeley, California City Council has passed a resolution to make the city the first cannabis sanctuary city in the U.S. The measure, proposed by Mayor Jesse Arreguin and Councilmembers Ben Bartlett and Cheryl Davila, is intended to prevent local law enforcement officials from working with the federal government if they were to crack down […]

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Sessions Calls Out Senator for Blocking DoJ Nominee Votes During Meeting with Sheriffs’ Association

During remarks at the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the department was “trying to confirm a number of important component heads” but was being blocked by “one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues by reversing federal law on marijuana.” That “one Senator” is Republican Colorado Sen. Corey Gardner, […]

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Federal Case Challenging Constitutionality of Cannabis Prohibition Heads Back to Court on Valentine’s Day

In case you missed it, there is a lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions – the text of which reveals the history of the 12,000-year relationship between humans and cannabis and how prohibition not only negatively affects the plaintiffs but potentially all humankind. The suit is […]

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Report: Cannabis Industry Stakeholders Not Fearing Crackdown Following Law Enforcement and Cannabis Industry Summit

According to a National Law Review report on the Feb. 2 summit held in Oregon for law enforcement officials and cannabis industry representatives to discuss federal cannabis policy following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent policy changes, “none of the U.S. Attorneys in attendance expressed an interest in cracking down on the industry as a whole.” However, […]

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Fox News Poll Finds 59% Support for Cannabis Legalization

A Fox News poll has found 59 percent support for recreational cannabis legalization, up from the news organization’s polls in 2013 and 2015 which found 51 percent and 46 percent support, respectively. The poll was conducted by Democratic polling firm Anderson Robbins Research and Republican firm Shaw & Company Research from Jan. 21-23. Of the […]

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Treasury Secretary Tells Committee He Supports Canna-Business Banking Access

In testimony to the House Financial Services Committee, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he supports allowing canna-businesses access to banks, according to a Forbes report, adding that the department is “reviewing the existing guidance” and doesn’t want to rescind it without having a new policy in place. “I assure you that we don’t want bags […]

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Republican Senator Says Cannabis Legalization Debate ‘Likely’ This Congress

In a letter from Republican Sen. Thom Tills to North Carolina attorney Rod Kight, who works with cannabis companies, Tills suggested that cannabis legalization “will likely be discussed this Congress.” The letter from the Senate Judiciary Committee member was obtained by Business Insider. According to the report, the letter to Tills was to urge him […]

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House Democrats Seek Review of Cole Memo Repeal in Letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, 11 Democrats are calling for a hearing by the body to review Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the cannabis protections of the Cole Memo, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Vice. The Democrats say they are “deeply concerned” by […]

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Kansas Attorney General: CBD Illegal in the State

In a Jan. 24 opinion, the Kansas Attorney General’s office said it is unlawful to sell CBD products in the state due to cannabis’ status as a Schedule I drug under both the federal and state Controlled Substances Acts. “Our review of literature on the subject leads us to conclude that cannabidiol is derived from […]

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Congressmembers Send Letter to Trump Asking for Cole Memo Reinstatement

Fifty-two members of Congress have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to ask Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole Memo. “As a candidate, you stated: ‘I really believe we should leave [marijuana] up to the states’ and that ‘it’s got to be a state decision.’ We trust that you still […]

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Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Won’t Rule Out Federal Charges Against Canna-Businesses

Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, who was appointed by President Donald Trump and assumed office in December, told reporters yesterday that while opioid crimes are his top drug enforcement priority, he could not rule out bringing cases against canna-business operators and employees, the State House News Service reports. The comments come less than a month […]

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Pennsylvania U.S. Attorneys Have No Plans to Crackdown on State’s MMJ Program

Pennsylvania’s U.S. Attorneys have declared that they will protect the state’s nascent medical cannabis program from federal interference following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation of the Cole Memo protections earlier this month, according to a KDKA report. The revocation effectively allows U.S. attorneys to decide whether or not to prosecute medical cannabis producers under federal […]

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Marijuana Policy Project Drafting Massachusetts Cannabis ‘Sanctuary State’ Legislation

The Marijuana Policy Project in Massachusetts is drafting legislation which would prohibit state and municipal employees from cooperating with federal authorities in any crackdown on the legal cannabis industry, according to Boston University’s Daily Free Press. According to Jim Borghesani, the Massachusetts spokesman for the MPP, “The Refusal of Complicity Act” would ensure the state […]

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19 Attorney Generals Send Letter to Congress Asking for Cannabis Banking Protection Legislation

Attorney generals from 17 states, Washington, D.C., and Guam have sent a letter to members of Congress urging them to “advance legislation that would allow states that have legalized medical or recreational use of marijuana to bring that commerce into the banking system” following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to rescind the Cole Memo protections. […]

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California Congresswoman Introduces Bill to Protect State-Legal Cannabis Programs

California Rep. Barbara Lee, a Democrat, has introduced legislation to protect state-approved cannabis programs from federal interference. The measure is titled the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act – or REFER. “The federal government has no business interfering in states that have decriminalized cannabis. American voters have sent a clear message – […]

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U.S. Attorney in Oregon Shares Cannabis Industry Concerns in Op-Ed

In an op-ed in the Oregonian, U.S. Attorney for the District of Oregon Billy J. Williams said that while “national policy has changed” – referring to the rescinding of the Cole Memo protections by Attorney General Jeff Sessions – federal attorneys’ “commitment to exercising good judgment in charging decisions has not.” “We will continue to […]

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Pennsylvania Removes MMJ Patient Data from Law Enforcement Computers

Pennsylvania medical cannabis regulators will cease making patient information available on the state’s law enforcement computer systems in an effort to reduce the chances that a registered medical cannabis patient will be flagged during a federal background check when purchasing a firearm, the Associated Press reports. “Medical marijuana is an important medication for Pennsylvanians suffering […]

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Federal Proposal Would Add Adult-Use Protections to Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment

An amendment proposed by U.S. Representatives Jared Polis (D-CO) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) would create protections for state-legal, adult-use cannabis markets from federal interference. The McClintock-Polis fix is actually quite simple: if approved, the amendment would update the existing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections by simply removing the word “medical” in “medical cannabis.” This would extend Rohrabacher-Blumenauer protections […]

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