Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on marijuana regulation in letter to Alaska

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter to Alaska’s governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states, questioning whether the The Last Frontier state’s regulations were adequately…

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Public support for medical and recreational marijuana hits all-time high

Published: Aug 8, 2017, 11:41 am • Updated: Aug 8, 2017, 12:03 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff An increasing number of Americans are in favor of national legalization of recreational and medical marijuana, and few support a federal crackdown in states that have legalized marijuana for either purpose.…

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‘Major milestone’: Colorado hits half a billion in cannabis tax revenue

Published: Jul 19, 2017, 7:54 am • Updated: Jul 19, 2017, 11:39 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana advocates are trumpeting a Colorado milestone: More than $ 500 million in revenue for the state since recreational cannabis sales started in 2014. The medical and recreational cannabis tax revenue…

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The Largest Cannabis Golf Tournament In The Northwest Hits The Green This Summer In Oregon

Later this month cannabis industry professionals will put down their lighters and pick up their golf clubs as the second annual Fore Twenty Golf Tournament comes to Portland on June 30th. It is a business tradition to fortify deals and build relationships on the golf course, and with the budding…

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Obama’s Effort To Free Drug War Prisoners Hits Bureaucratic Roadblocks

By Phillip Smith With the sentence commutations announced last week, President Barack Obama has now cut more than 300 harsh drug war prison sentences, more than the previous six presidents combined. Thousands more could be eligible for commutations, but bureaucratic obstacles inside the Justice Department mean the clock is likely…

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