What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Can Teach Us about Drug Law Policy Reform

What the Jeffrey Epstein Case Can Teach Us about Drug Law Policy Reform Some people might wonder what a pedophile and a sex trafficker has to do with drug reform. Surely there can be no connection between the two? Well, you’d be wrong there. The latest developments in “high-profile” people…

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Trump’s Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee Report Will Focus On These 3 Cannabis Problems

White House’ Negative Cannabis Coalition Just the “Same Old Same Old” According to a recent Buzzfeed Report, the White House has a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee which instructed 14 Federal Agencies and the DEA to submit data that demonstrates the ‘most significant negative trends’ about marijuana and the ‘threats it…

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Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy. Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, the group’s formation is the latest effort by…

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Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee will step down amid controversy

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 7:29 am • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 7:29 am By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post A 24-year-old former Trump campaign worker who rose rapidly to a senior post in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will step down by the end of…

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Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:51 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the sector and advance legalization legislation. But the realities of a…

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Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf…

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Colorado Senator Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy

Colorado Sen. Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy There’s no doubt that AG Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Obama-era Cole Memo would be rescinded ruffled a lot of feathers. Particularly in Colorado. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said in an interview that he intends to press Sessions about his approach on…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner provides additional details on marijuana policy meeting with Jeff Sessions

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 5:00 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday provided additional details on his meeting Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which they discussed their disagreement over marijuana policy. “I…

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Oregon leaders vow to fight Sessions’ marijuana policy rollback

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 12:08 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:08 pm By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor said Thursday the state will fight U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to roll back a lenient policy on federal enforcement of the drug to protect its…

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