44 in Congress support effort to keep DOJ handcuffed in medical cannabis states

Published: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm • Updated: Apr 10, 2017, 6:51 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan collection of nearly four-dozen U.S. House members want the feds to maintain their hands-off enforcement position toward states that have legalized medical marijuana. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican lawmaker…

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Colorado ganjapreneur wants to expand cannabis pairing tours to other states

Published: Apr 3, 2017, 11:24 am • Updated: Apr 3, 2017, 4:06 pm By The Summit Daily In the years since recreational marijuana legalization in Colorado, Philip Wolf, founder of Cultivating Spirits, has created a business that combines cannabis, food and wine tastings. Now Wolf and his new business partner…

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Can You Still Get in Legal Trouble in States with Legalized Cannabis? Can You Use Marijuana in Public in Those States?

Thanks to the widespread legalization of marijuana in more than half of the states in America, cannabis has exploded as a legalized industry, impacting a variety of different revenue sources for communities. From high-paying jobs in cultivation technology and greenhouse growing to dispensary shops, enforcement, and certification to fines for…

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Colorado’s high plant limit helps state’s sickest patients, but there’s a dark side

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 4:18 pm • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 pm By Megan Schrader, The Denver Post They call themselves refugees, and Colorado — with its permissive rules for growing marijuana in homes and world-renowned industrial strains of low-THC, high-CBD oils — is their haven. For hours Monday,…

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What is the Supremacy Clause and what does it mean for states’ rights to legalize marijuana?

Published: Mar 8, 2017, 7:29 am • Updated: Mar 8, 2017, 8:10 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff When it comes to laying down the law on marijuana, it’s a convoluted dispute. Amid the renewed attention on state legalization by new Department of Justice leader Jeff Sessions, here’s a…

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‘Something’s going to have to give’: An untenable conflict between feds, legalized states

Published: Mar 6, 2017, 12:15 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2017, 12:33 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Legal weed is at a crossroads. While some cannabis legalization proponents claim their movement has grown too big to fail, it has also proved too significant for the federal government to…

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Cannabis Caucus: Congressional colleagues from legalized states join forces

Published: Feb 16, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Feb 16, 2017, 1:59 pm By Mark K. Matthews and Alicia Wallace, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — Marijuana now has its own official club in Congress, thanks to Colorado congressman Jared Polis and three of his colleagues. The Boulder lawmaker on Thursday…

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List: U.S. states and territories that allow medical marijuana for PTSD

Published: Feb 14, 2017, 1:33 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2017, 1:57 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff More than 20 states — plus Washington, D.C., and two U.S. territories — have an allowance for medical marijuana to be used in treating PTSD. Efforts are underway to add Colorado…

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House bill seeks to protect individuals in legal marijuana states from the feds

Published: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm • Updated: Feb 10, 2017, 1:10 pm By Daniel M. Jimenez, The Cannifornian Could Congress step into the breach and prevent the federal government from shutting down states’ efforts to legalize cannabis? A new bill by a California representative seeks to do exactly that.…

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Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Introduced by Republican Congressman

Cannabis advocate, Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), introduced the Respect States Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 this week. The bill is aimed at protecting individuals in the cannabis industry against threats of federal prosecution. The bill, HR975 was introduced by the longtime Congressional ally to the cannabis industry, and Trump…

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