Feds could learn a lot from Hickenlooper’s reasonable, moderate approach to marijuana legalization

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 7:35 am • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 11:46 am By Denver Post Editorial Board The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section the weekend before…

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Oregon To Destroy All Cannabis Records So The Feds Can’t Get Them

Oregon To Destroy All Cannabis Records So The Feds Can’t Get Them Dreading and preparing for the possibility that the feds might amp up on pot enforcement, Oregon’s politicians approved a proposal last Monday that ensures the protection of marijuana users. The proposal prevents head shops and dispensaries from revealing…

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Four governors team up, urge feds to keep marijuana enforcement status quo

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 1:49 pm • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 1:54 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Governors in four states have joined forces with a marijuana message for two top officials in the Trump administration. In an open letter, the governors on Monday asked Attorney General Jeff…

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Colorado has strategy for recreational marijuana industry if feds crack down

Published: Mar 27, 2017, 7:41 am • Updated: Mar 27, 2017, 9:27 am By Kristen Wyatt, The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado is considering an unusual strategy to protect its nascent marijuana industry from a potential federal crackdown, even at the expense of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax…

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Oregon senate approves proposal to shield weed buyers’ info from feds

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 7:39 am • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 8:29 am By Kristena Hansen, The Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — A proposal to shield the names, birthdates, driver’s license numbers or any other identifying information of potentially thousands of recreational pot customers cleared its first major hurdle at…

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LA Sheriff, preparing for recreational marijuana legalization, thinks feds may target California

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 11:03 am By Michael Balsamo, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes…

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‘Something’s going to have to give’: An untenable conflict between feds, legalized states

Published: Mar 6, 2017, 12:15 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2017, 12:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal weed is at a crossroads. While some cannabis legalization proponents claim their movement has grown too big to fail, it has also proved too significant for the federal government to…

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Oregon lawmakers rush to protect weed consumers’ info from feds

Published: Mar 3, 2017, 8:06 am • Updated: Mar 3, 2017, 8:06 am By Kristena Hansen, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents…

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11 senators urge feds to stick with current DOJ marijuana policy

Published: Mar 2, 2017, 2:29 pm • Updated: Mar 2, 2017, 2:58 pm By The Associated Press BOSTON (AP) — Senators from eight states that have legalized the recreational or medicinal use of marijuana are asking Attorney General Jeff Sessions to uphold the Department of Justice’s existing enforcement policy toward…

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Feds threaten intervention in High Times Cannabis Cup outside Las Vegas

Published: Mar 1, 2017, 1:14 pm • Updated: Mar 1, 2017, 4:00 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff High Times, the venerable all-things-marijuana magazine that’s been around since 1974, is preparing for one of its trademark Cannabis Cup events this weekend in Nevada on tribal lands. But there’s a…

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