US Customs and Border Protection Sued By Law Firm For Banning Canadian Cannabis Workers

US Customs and Border Protection Sued By Law Firm For Banning Canadian Cannabis Workers                          Last year, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) made headlines after announcing that they would be issuing lifetime bans to Canadian cannabis workers who wanted to enter the United States. Canada legalized cannabis at the…

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Marijuana industry needs protection from federal enforcement policies

Last week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock – a former opponent of legalizing marijuana in Colorado – rallied colleagues from other cities to form a coalition supporting a bill introduced by Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, who also opposed marijuana legalization. The bill would ensure states like Colorado have the right…

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Jeff Sessions Rescinds Federal Medical Marijuana Protection

“The quickening is happening” – Christopher Lambert as Connor McCloud in The Highlander. If you are not familiar with the sword fighting, cult classic movie, Highlander, the quickening is a gathering of all the last immortals left on earth to battle it out until there is only one left.  One immortal…

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66 Congress members call for extending protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:25 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:52 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff With the current federal appropriations bill set to expire Dec. 8, there’s a new bipartisan call for continuing protection of medical marijuana states. Two congressmen behind a namesake provision for medical…

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Senate committee, rejecting request from Sessions, keeps protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 1:56 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference, despite a written request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they…

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Oregon Rep. Blumenauer disputes report that medical marijuana state protection amendment is dead

Published: Jun 29, 2017, 11:09 am • Updated: Jun 29, 2017, 11:40 am By The Cannabist Staff How does a bill become a law? The classic Schoolhouse Rock Question degenerated over the last 24 hours into the latest spat between opposing sides of the medical marijuana debate. Related: Medical marijuana,…

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Trump says he reserves right to ignore medical marijuana protection provision in spending bill

Published: May 8, 2017, 4:26 am • Updated: May 8, 2017, 4:36 am By Darlene Superville, The Associated Press BRANCHBURG, N.J. — President Donald Trump signed his first piece of major legislation on Friday, a $ 1 trillion spending bill to keep the government operating through September. The bill cleared…

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Medical Cannabis Advocates And CARERS Act Sponsors Hold Senate Briefing Urging Immediate Protection For Patients

Today, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) presented a briefing on the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States (CARERS) Act (S. 683/H.R. 1538) with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. The briefing featured policy experts and medical cannabis (marijuana) stakeholders who would be protected by the bill. Lead CARERS Act sponsor Senator Cory…

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Electrum Partners Announces Business Protection Services Group For The Cannabis Industry

Electrum Partners, the leading cannabis business advisory services company founded by Leslie Bocskor, announces its new Business Protection Services Group at The ArcView Investor Forum, Portland Oregon, May 2016, adding to the company’s existing business advisory and business growth services. Electrum Partners Managing Partner, Leslie Bocskor, voted Most Valuable ArcView Member…

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Alaska: Social Consumption Of Marijuana Is An Essential Protection

I received the following alert from the Alaska campaign (they are still working hard long after the 2014 Election!): The Marijuana Control Board’s staff and attorneys claim that the board is unable to license and regulate retail shops that would allow on-site consumption. This position overlooks important protections contained in…

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