Nevada continuing to plan for July marijuana sales, despite federal crackdown warning

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 2:03 pm By Alison Noon, The Associated Press CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials…

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NFLPA: Marijuana policy in NFL is “a CBA issue, not a law-enforcement issue”

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 4:39 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 5:43 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post Despite recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer about “greater enforcement” of federal recreational marijuana laws in states that have legalized its sale and consumption, the NFL Players’ Association said…

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The GOP congressman who said a nuke could be smuggled in a ‘bale of marijuana?’ He didn’t come up with the idea.

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 7:27 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 7:27 am By Aaron Blake, The Washington Post A Republican member of Congress just said something pretty odd on TV. Rep. Trent Franks (Ariz.) told CNN on Wednesday morning that a nuclear bomb could be smuggled into the United…

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Marijuana industry, angered by White House reversal, speaks out

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 3:28 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 4:09 pm By Jennifer Kaplan and Polly Mosendz, Bloomberg News The cannabis industry was rattled Thursday after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he expects the Department of Justice to increase enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational pot,…

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Transcript: Here’s everything Sean Spicer said about marijuana

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 12:53 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 12:53 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff White House spokesman Sean Spicer on Thursday indicated that legal recreational marijuana states could be subject to “greater enforcement” from the U.S. Department of Justice. Below are his remarks. The full…

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Sean Spicer correlated marijuana use to opioid addiction. Medical research is not on his side

Published: Feb 24, 2017, 7:49 am • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 8:39 am By Derek Hawkins, The Washington Post The epidemic of opioid addiction in the United States has been well documented. A staggering 33,000 people died in 2015 from overdosing on prescription painkillers, heroin or similar drugs, on par…

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Denver’s social marijuana use panel clashes over rollout details

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 24, 2017, 9:37 am By Jon Murray, The Denver Post Denver city officials have brought together a disparate group to advise them on how to implement the city’s first-of-its-kind social marijuana use permit program. When the panel met this week, the…

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White House comments pointing to marijuana crackdown light up social media

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 7:34 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 8:35 pm By The Cannabist Staff White House spokesman Sean Spicer’s press briefing Thursday shook up the marijuana world. Spicer’s response to an Arkansas reporter’s query about that state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law included comments that “there’s a…

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Trump administration puts recreational marijuana in crosshairs

Published: Feb 23, 2017, 2:14 pm • Updated: Feb 23, 2017, 7:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff States where recreational marijuana is legal will be subject to “greater enforcement” under the Trump administration, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday. But watchers of the multibillion-dollar weed industry are…

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