Former Deputy Attorney General James Cole has revealed he thought it was only “a matter of time” before Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the memo that provided more relaxed guidelines for cannabis in the United States. And Cole added that while he hoped the document may have been left alone, his belief was that Sessions […]
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The reputation of cannabis in the 1970s was one of stigma, stereotype and stagnant sciolism. Demonized by the government, the media, and anyone who opposed the political and social opinions of “stoners,” it has since taken almost half a century to chip away at this negative perception of cannabis, propagated by then-President Nixon’s prevailing war […]
On Thursday, June 7, United States senators Elizabeth Warren — a Democrat from Massachusetts — and Cory Gardner — a Republican from Colorado — announced the Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act. This is the first ever bipartisan legislation in Congress to protect states legalizing cannabis. A companion bill in the House […]
Now more than ever, the outlook for cannabis reform in America is moving in favor of adult-use and medical marijuana patients. In spite of heavy opposition from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Congressional House leadership, the cannabis industry recently won a huge victory when it comes to the protections of state-level legalization of medical marijuana. […]
Maggie Ramirez loves cannabis. For more than 12 years, the Northern California native has completely surrounded herself with her favorite plant. Working in the medical marijuana industry for most of her adult life, she’s worn a lot of hats — farmer, trimmer, broker, buyer — and for the past few years has been employed as […]
One of the country’s foremost cannabis activists/medical doctors makes a practical case for marijuana’s viability as a treatment for those addicted to opioids. “I feel obligated to share the results of my five-year-long investigation into the medical benefits of the cannabis plant,” begins Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s written plea this week, addressed directly to US Attorney […]
It’s a fact: Racial minorities are frequently arrested for cannabis-related charges at a noticeably larger degree than their white counterparts. While black people in the US consume cannabis at a similar rate to white people, they’re 3.73 times more likely to be nabbed for possession, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. And with white […]
When Donald Trump nominated Jeff Sessions to be attorney general in 2017, a shockwave of panic rippled through the newly minted legalized cannabis industry. Appointing the most anti-cannabis politician on Capitol Hill to the top law enforcement position in the country seemed to be a clear message to cannabis reform advocates and investors: Prepare to […]
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