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Florida Democratic Politician Hit By Wells Fargo, BB&T Discrimination For Accepting Cannabis Campaign Money

Florida Democratic Politician Hit By Wells Fargo, BB&T Discrimination For Accepting Cannabis Campaign Money

To fully understand why cannabis legalization will not be complete and legitimized until federal legalization happens, one only has to consider the case of Florida politician Nikki Fried. As a lobbyist and the Democratic candidate for the office of Florida agriculture commissioner, the state’s legal medical marijuana industry has been one of Fried’s most important […]

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Jeff Sessions’ War On Weed Will Impact Entire Cannabis Industry, Including Growers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced his plans to rescind the Cole Memorandum, an Obama-era policy that helped prevent federal authorities from pursuing cannabis-related offenses in states where the plant has been legalized for medicinal and/or recreational purposes. This move from the conservative former senator for Alabama will essentially create an open door for federal […]

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Senators Propose Federal Medical Marijuana Protections

Republican and Democratic senators have announced a bill called the CARERS Act that prioritizes state medical marijuana legalization instead of federal marijuana prohibition. The CARERS Act (introduced June, 2017), is fully known as the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act. Basically, this same bill has been introduced every year, starting in 2015. Its […]

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions revs up the drug war.

Jeff Sessions Revs Up Drug War & Mandatory Minimum Prosecutions

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions hates marijuana so much that he’s promoted the death penalty for small-time marijuana dealers. After Trump made him attorney general, Sessions threatened to unleash the DEA and other federal agencies on the legalized cannabis community. Congress responded in April 2017 by re-authorizing the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which forbids the Department of Justice […]

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Trump & Sessions Continue Threats Against Legalized Medical Marijuana

President Donald Trump and his attorney general Jeff Sessions continue to stoke fear in the legalized and black market marijuana industries. Trump said during the 2016 campaign that he’d respect “state’s rights” concerning legalized marijuana. But since Trump was elected, he and Sessions threatened to use federal law enforcement against legalized marijuana states. When Trump […]

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