Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during a Thursday morning interview. During the 14-minute interview, Hewitt asked Sessions pointed…

Continue reading

Massachusetts vows crackdown on those driving high

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 7:25 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have promised a crackdown on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. State police said…

Continue reading

Surging marijuana economy could cause Sessions’ crackdown to backfire, say two former U.S. attorneys

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 11:54 am By Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times Changing perceptions of marijuana and possible job and tax money losses could thwart Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to crack down on the drug, two former U.S. attorneys said Thursday at…

Continue reading

Colorado House votes to bar cops from helping with federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:44 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a…

Continue reading

California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

Continue reading

Video discussion: What might a federal crackdown on cannabis look like?

Published: Mar 1, 2017, 3:14 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2017, 3:14 pm By The Cannabist Staff Watch a discussion about how the Trump administration’s stance on the legalized recreational use of marijuana could change the landscape for states that have approved such use. Cannabist writer Alicia Wallace spoke with…

Continue reading

Nevada continuing to plan for July marijuana sales, despite federal crackdown warning

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 2:03 pm By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials…

Continue reading

White House comments pointing to marijuana crackdown light up social media

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 7:34 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:35 pm By The Cannabist Staff White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s press briefing Thursday shook up the marijuana world. Spicer’s response to an Arkansas reporter’s query about that state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law included comments that “there’s a…

Continue reading

Crackdown on Craigslisters: Colorado bill prohibits illegal marijuana ads

Published: Jan 23, 2017, 12:59 pm • Updated: Jan 23, 2017, 4:53 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post The Colorado state Senate gave initial approval Monday to a measure designed to crack down on advertisements online for illicit marijuana sales. The bill — Senate Bill 15 — would create…

Continue reading