William Barr Is The New Attorney General – Now What For Cannabis?

It’s Confirmed: William Barr Is The New Attorney General What does this mean for cannabis? After a few months of wait-and-see, the Senate finally confirmed who the new attorney general is: William Barr. Barr was designated after winning with 54-45 votes from Senators, yet, his stance with cannabis remains to…

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Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said the DA’s office took a look back through its records and identified about 4,000 marijuana possession convictions…

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Marijuana movement energized with Sessions out as attorney general

He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin. Once, during a drug hearing when he was a senator, he said he wanted to send a clear message: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” So when Attorney General…

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New attorney general must protect states’ rights on marijuana, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner says

The next U.S. attorney general is going to have to respect the decision of Colorado and other states to legalize recreational and medical marijuana — at least if Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has his way. “Whoever comes after him is going to face some pretty tough questions about where they…

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U.S. Senate confirms Jason Dunn as next U.S. Attorney for Colorado

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Jason Dunn as the next U.S. attorney for Colorado and Wyoming, putting President Donald Trump’s nominee into the position. The Senate confirmed Dunn with a voice vote on Thursday evening, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s office said. It is unclear when Dunn will be sworn in.…

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Trump’s personal attorney loaned $26 million to taxi mogul in weed biz, according to documents

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, whose business dealings are being investigated by the FBI, and the lawyer’s father-in-law have lent $ 26 million in recent years to a taxi mogul who is shifting into the legalized marijuana industry, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.Semyon “Sam”…

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City of Denver attorney recommends licensing of first legal marijuana club

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 12:05 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — A Colorado business is closer to becoming one of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. Owners of The Coffee Joint plan to charge an entry fee to the bring-your-own marijuana space,…

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Girl can use medical marijuana at school, Illinois attorney general tells federal court

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 10:59 am By The Associated Press CHICAGO — The Illinois attorney general’s office on Friday told a federal court it will allow a suburban Chicago school district to administer medical marijuana to an 11-year-old leukemia patient to treat her…

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Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

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Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement…

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