After Bitcoin craze, Swedish investors succumb to reefer stock madness

Published: Feb 6, 2018, 10:56 am • Updated: Feb 6, 2018, 10:56 am By Hanna Hoikkala, Bloomberg A Swedish January is dark, cold and snowy, but in Stockholm, cannabis stocks were lighting up the screens of investors. “Out of nowhere, the interest for Canadian cannabis shares has completely exploded in…

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One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized…

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2 soldiers dead, 60 hospitalized in past month after vaping synthetic cannabinoids

Published: Feb 1, 2018, 9:38 am • Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 10:45 am By The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — The U.S. Army is warning about the dangers of vaping synthetic cannabinoid oil after about 60 soldiers and Marines in North Carolina and 33 troops in Utah experienced serious medical…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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Were raided cannabis dispensaries targeted after police dispute?

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 10:22 am • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 10:22 am By Alma Fausto and Scott Schwebke, The Cannifornian SANTA ANA – Sky High Holistic, a medical-marijuana dispensary that gained national attention after Santa Ana police officers were caught on video during a 2015 raid eating snacks and…

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Nebraska State Patrol seize 122 pounds of marijuana after pot package falls off flatbed

Published: Jan 22, 2018, 10:54 am • Updated: Jan 22, 2018, 10:54 am By The Associated Press ODESSA, Neb. — Authorities say a fallen package of pot has led to the arrests of two people along Interstate 80 in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says someone called the patrol…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner to meet with Jeff Sessions on marijuana after doubling down on threats to block DOJ nominees

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 3:58 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 4:09 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner said he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on federal marijuana policy when the two Republicans meet Wednesday — emphasizing in an interview that…

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Why Democrats Love That Jeff Sessions is Going After Weed

Why Democrats Love That Jeff Sessions is Going After Weed AG Jeff Sessions’ announcement on Thursday that the Cole Memo was rescinded sent fear across the industry…. But should it? The Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy designed to protect cannabis businesses from federal prosecution even if they are operating legally.…

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Sweet Leaf employee Christmas bonuses disappear from bank accounts after police raid

Published: Dec 28, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Dec 28, 2017, 8:48 am By The Cannabist Network DENVER — It’s a growing industry in a booming Colorado economy, but out of work employees at Sweet Leaf marijuana centers say they’re having a tough time finding other jobs because of a…

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Patrick Kennedy slams Trump as “all talk” after new opioid overdose figures released

Published: Dec 21, 2017, 10:47 am • Updated: Dec 21, 2017, 10:55 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opiates, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease…

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