First marijuana spa in U.S. applies to operate in historic Denver mansion

Published: Feb 9, 2018, 12:11 pm • Updated: Feb 9, 2018, 5:07 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff A historic mansion blocks from Colorado’s state Capitol could soon be the home of the nation’s first legal marijuana spa. Utopia All Natural Wellness Spa and Lounge submitted its application for…

Continue reading

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized…

Continue reading

Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a Canadian medical marijuana company has started to divest its U.S.-based…

Continue reading

Senators to U.S. Treasury: Preserve marijuana banking access

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 1:01 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 1:11 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 15 senators on Thursday joined the chorus of Congress members calling on the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s to keep intact marijuana banking guidance. FinCEN guidelines…

Continue reading

Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 7:09 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:51 pm By Mark K. Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies —…

Continue reading

Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are Schedule I substances. Twenty-eight legislators including Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,…

Continue reading

Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance will not result in increasing marijuana prosecutions at the expense…

Continue reading

Colorado’s Senators tell U.S. Treasury: Don’t touch marijuana banking

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 5:09 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 8:21 am By Mark K. Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner of Colorado have asked the U.S. Treasury to keep in place Obama-era rules that allow banks to serve marijuana companies —…

Continue reading

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has concerns about the state’s marijuana regulatory structure, and current enforcement…

Continue reading

In wake of marijuana policy shift, Sessions to appoint interim U.S. Attorney for NorCal

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 12:43 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:45 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The outgoing U.S. attorney in Northern California says his decision to leave the job was not spurred by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new marijuana policy. Brian Stretch said Friday it…

Continue reading