Virginia Attorney General to Hire State’s First Cannabis Attorney

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring is currently seeking applications for an attorney to serve as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first full-time, dedicated cannabis attorney, according to July 19 press release. The job description includes serving as general counsel to the Virginia Cannabis Control Authority while also assisting other Virginia…

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You, Sir, are No Jeff Sessions – Where Does New Attorney General Merrick Garland Stand on Marijuana Legalization?

Everyone that cares about the cannabis industry, should always be interested in knowing all they can about people in key positions of power. Knowing their policies, views on marijuana, etc is often a good thing as it lets us know what to expect, and how their decisions may impact the…

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What does Biden’s attorney general pick think about legalization? Not much—but it may not matter

What does Biden’s attorney general pick think about legalization? Not much—but it may not matter | Leafly Leafly Leafly ® Loading… Search Leafly Where are you from? noyes Remember me for 30 days. I confirm that this is not a shared device. Darn! You’re not old enough to use Leafly.…

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Attorney General of North Carolina Calls For Decriminalizing Cannabis

North Carolina’s attorney general says it is time for his state to do what is right and decriminalize marijuana. Josh Stein said Wednesday that the North Carolina Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice has offered up a host of reforms that include decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana possession—a…

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Indiana Attorney General Candidate Calls For Cannabis Legalization

Jonathan Weinzapfel, the Democratic Party’s nominee for Indiana attorney general, called for the legalization of cannabis for adults in the Hoosier State on Monday, saying the move would provide a needed economic boost while increasing funding for public education and helping reduce law enforcement costs. “As Indiana works to come…

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William Barr Is The New Attorney General – Now What For Cannabis?

It’s Confirmed: William Barr Is The New Attorney General What does this mean for cannabis? After a few months of wait-and-see, the Senate finally confirmed who the new attorney general is: William Barr. Barr was designated after winning with 54-45 votes from Senators, yet, his stance with cannabis remains to…

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Boulder County district attorney wants to toss 4,000 past marijuana convictions

The Boulder County District Attorney’s Office is preparing to vacate and seal thousands of marijuana possession convictions in light of voters legalizing marijuana in 2012. Boulder County Assistant District Attorney Ken Kupfner said the DA’s office took a look back through its records and identified about 4,000 marijuana possession convictions…

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Marijuana movement energized with Sessions out as attorney general

He described marijuana as a “very real danger” and has said its effects are “only slightly less awful” than those of heroin. Once, during a drug hearing when he was a senator, he said he wanted to send a clear message: “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” So when Attorney General…

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