National drug ring disguised as medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency, feds say

A national drug syndicate disguising itself as a small Greeley medical marijuana grow traded in cryptocurrency and had drug pipelines to eight states, federal documents in Denver U.S. District Court reveal. Related Articles The sophisticated drug operation used bitcoin as currency in drug deals in Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New York, Oklahoma, Ohio,…

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Why Exactly Do The Feds Want Your Opinion on Cannabis Rescheduling?

Why Exactly Do The Feds Want Your Opinion on Cannabis Rescheduling? Want to help legalize cannabis? This is your chance. The Food and Drug Administration of Donald Trump has been tasked by the United Nations World Health Organization to inquire with the American public if cannabis should be reclassified based…

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Why Did Trump Extend The Federal Spending Bill That Protects Legal MMJ From The Feds?

Why Did Trump Extend the Federal Spending Bill That Protects MMJ Programs? Last Friday, POTUS Donald Trump just enacted a $ 1.3 trillion federal spending bill that would include the extension of protections for state-legal MMJ operations from the Department of Justice. Why? Trump is looking at a 2020 re-election…

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Cannabis Sanctuary Cities May Bring The Feds To Their Knees

Bring on more Marijuana Sanctuary Cities The full legalization of cannabis is imminent. We’ve reached the tipping point where undoing the legal cannabis industry, which has interwoven itself within many aspects of society, would be counterproductive to the benefit of society. Nonetheless, the Federal government is doing all it can…

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Colorado lawmakers fail in bid to shield recreational marijuana from feds

WASHINGTON — A $ 1.3 trillion plan to fund the federal government through the end of September won’t include protections for the recreational marijuana industry — a blow to Colorado lawmakers who tried to add that language to the must-pass bill. The legislators wanted the measure to include a provision…

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Alaska House to feds: Stay out of the state’s marijuana industry

Published: Mar 19, 2018, 5:30 pm • Updated: Mar 19, 2018, 5:31 pm By The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — The Alaska House is asking the federal government not to interfere in state-authorized marijuana businesses. The House voted 38-0 Monday to pass a nonbinding resolution asking the feds to respect…

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Feds working on new marijuana banking guidance, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin tells Congress

Published: Feb 15, 2018, 11:29 am • Updated: Feb 15, 2018, 2:56 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Issuing updated marijuana banking guidance is “at the top of the list” for the U.S. Treasury Department, according to Sec. Steve Mnuchin. “I can tell you we’re working on it as…

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Chair of Alaska’s Marijuana Control Board resigns, says Sessions’ move ends feds “looking the other way”

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 am By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Republican U.S. Rep. Don Young on Thursday ripped the U.S. Department of Justice over a shift toward tougher marijuana enforcement, calling the move a “direct violation of states’…

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Report: Sessions to rescind Cole Memo that kept feds out of legal marijuana states

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 6:48 am • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 8:46 am By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of…

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