New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

To the litany of challenges facing Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana business owners, add another one: The federal government could — though probably won’t — try to execute them. This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the nation’s federal prosecutors urging them to seek the death penalty in…

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New Jersey Legalization Proposal Should Include Social Justice Revisions

There was a hearing yesterday in the New Jersey State Legislature for SB (Senate Bill) 3195, which would legalize small amounts of marijuana for adults 21 and older.  This Bill is sponsored by Senator Nicholas Scutari (D-Union). While we are generally supportive of bills such as this, and have reported on…

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High Times just got new ownership in $70 million deal; investors include Marley son, Denver entrepreneur

Published: Jun 1, 2017, 11:19 am • Updated: Jun 1, 2017, 11:43 am By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff High Times is entering a new era. The magazine started by a marijuana smuggler in the 1970s now has outside ownership for the first time, in a reported $ 70 million…

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Florida committee decides Amendment 2 doesn’t include smoking, vaping, edibles

Published: Mar 29, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Mar 29, 2017, 8:53 am TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A bill to implement Florida’s medical marijuana constitutional amendment has passed its first committee in the state’s House of Representatives. The bill (HB 1397) passed the Health Quality Subcommittee on Tuesday. It must go…

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All Tickets To The Oregon Marijuana Business Conference Include Access To VIP After Party

I am very excited today, because today is the beginning of the Oregon Marijuana Business Conference. Technically the conference itself takes place tomorrow, but there is a VIP reception tonight with Dr. Carl Hart, which I’m sure will be followed by fantastic networking opportunities and exploration missions around the Eugene,…

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Bernie Sanders To Clinton – Serious Criminal Justice Reform Must Include Ending Marijuana Prohibition

Criminal justice reform is a very popular topic these days in politics. There are many politicians out there that now act like they invented the idea of reforming America’s criminal justice system, even though they were nowhere to be found on the issue in years past. But, even though they…

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Portland NORML Social Will Include Free Screening Of ‘The Culture High’ Movie

We at Portland NORML are very excited to join the Analog Theater’s Marijuana Mondays, hosting the third Monday of each month with the Portland NORML Social.  This will be a monthly opportunity for members and other interested adults to socialize with one another, allowing an opportunity for sharing information and tips…

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