Anti-marijuana Virginia man accused of threatening to kill congressman

A constituent threatened to kill U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor, R-Va., over a disagreement on marijuana policy, according to law enforcement authorities. Wallace Godwin, 69, of Virginia Beach, was arrested Friday and charged in Norfolk federal court; he faces up to 10 years in prison. “The tone of our discourse has…

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Colorado Republican congressman wants to reschedule marijuana to allow medical research

Published: Mar 9, 2018, 3:09 pm • Updated: Mar 9, 2018, 6:46 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff After U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo in early January, 69 members of Congress, including six of Colorado’s seven members, signed a bipartisan letter sent to House leadership requesting protections…

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Florida congressman slams Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” medical marijuana position

Published: Nov 2, 2017, 2:59 pm • Updated: Nov 2, 2017, 4:10 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A freshman Republican congressman on Thursday condemned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for “outrageous” statements he made comparing medical cannabis legalization efforts to the origins of the current opioid epidemic. “It…

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Congressman proposes budget amendment to protect marijuana research from DOJ

Published: Sep 1, 2017, 10:00 am • Updated: Sep 1, 2017, 10:11 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A Republican congressman has proposed an appropriations amendment to provide safe harbor for medical cannabis research in the majority of U.S. states. Rep. Matt Gaetz, a freshman lawmaker representing the western…

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Colorado congressman says he’ll “fight the Attorney General” if need be on marijuana

Published: Mar 16, 2017, 12:07 pm • Updated: Mar 16, 2017, 4:11 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Rep. Mike Coffman is suggesting he might use the power of the purse to protect Colorado’s legal marijuana industry. During a telephone town hall Wednesday evening the Republican congressman was asked…

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The GOP congressman who said a nuke could be smuggled in a ‘bale of marijuana?’ He didn’t come up with the idea.

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 7:27 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 7:27 am By Aaron Blake, The Washington Post A Republican member of Congress just said something pretty odd on TV. Rep. Trent Franks (Ariz.) told CNN on Wednesday morning that a nuclear bomb could be smuggled into the United…

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Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Introduced by Republican Congressman

Cannabis advocate, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), introduced the Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 this week. The bill is aimed at protecting individuals in the cannabis industry against threats of federal prosecution. The bill, HR975 was introduced by the longtime Congressional ally to the cannabis industry, and Trump…

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Reminder: Join MPP And Congressman Earl Blumenauer In Vegas On July 16

A reminder, I received the following e-mail: Please join MPP, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, and the Yes on Question 2 campaign committee for a private reception in Las Vegas on July 16. We’ll be hosting an intimate event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Paris Hotel, just off the strip. We’ll be sharing…

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California’s Adult Use Of Marijuana Act Endoresed By North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman

(image via Wikipedia) Today, North Coast congressman and longtime environmental leader U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his support for the statewide ballot measure known as the Control, Regulate and Tax Adult Use of Marijuana Act (AUMA). Prior to his election to Congress in November of 2012, Huffman served six years…

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