How California leaders are fighting back against Sessions’ marijuana crackdown

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 8:32 am • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 8:32 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, The Cannifornian California legislators are fighting back against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ attempt to crack down on state cannabis programs, launching letter-writing campaigns, proposing new laws and discussing federal lawsuits to safeguard…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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Bernie Sanders Is Still Fighting For The Cannabis Industry

Senator Bernie Sanders, bless your heart. Sanders and his colleagues are criticizing the notorious cannabis policy that has been making it almost impossible for marijuana businesses to open bank accounts. This kind of absurdity has been a thorn in the side for the growing cannabis industry, because it poses serious…

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California family fighting for city’s medical marijuana measure to help daughter

Published: Nov 7, 2016, 9:01 am • Updated: Nov 7, 2016, 9:03 am By Louis Casiano Jr., Orange County Register SANTA ANA – Gianna Dragotto sits in her wheelchair at the 420 Central marijuana dispensary in Santa Ana, slowly chewing spoonfuls of her low-carb dinner, which is topped with cannabis…

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California’s Prop. 64: Who’s backing it, who’s fighting it and why?

Published: Oct 25, 2016, 8:58 am • Updated: Oct 25, 2016, 8:58 am By Brooke Edwards Staggs, Orange County Register Supporters of Proposition 64, which would legalize recreational marijuana for Californians 21 and older, have raised 15 times more money than opponents. Definitive guide to marijuana on the 2016 ballot:…

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