Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Jared Polis head up bipartisan letter to Trump urging him to restore Cole Memo

Published: Jan 26, 2018, 12:05 pm • Updated: Jan 26, 2018, 2:29 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff A bicameral, bipartisan coalition of Congressional leaders Thursday asked President Donald Trump to direct Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the so-called Cole Memo. The Department of Justice earlier this month…

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“Godfather of Grass,” outlaw head of the “Cornbread Mafia,” pleads guilty to drug charge

Published: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm • Updated: Dec 20, 2017, 2:31 pm By Bruce Schreiner, The Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The “Godfather of Grass” — who generated an Internet following for his exploits during his run from the law — is facing prison time after admitting his involvement…

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Incoming NJ Gov. Murphy names head of cannabis trade group as chief of staff

Published: Nov 28, 2017, 9:31 am • Updated: Nov 28, 2017, 10:02 am By James Nash,  the Record TRENTON, N.J. — The Garden State could soon become a bit more green. Proponents of legalized marijuana in New Jersey are lining up in the aftermath of Phil Murphy’s election as governor,…

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Colorado Springs head shops accused of illegal marijuana sales; 13 indicted

Published: Jul 25, 2017, 3:33 pm • Updated: Jul 25, 2017, 5:28 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff Two Colorado Springs head shops are at the center of a 13-person indictment announced Tuesday. The alleged criminal enterprise running the two storefronts illegally distributed nearly 200 pounds of cannabis. The…

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It took the Trump Administration just a month to turn Obama-era drug policy on its head

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post My third son, William, was born on April 28. I’ve spent the past month or so getting to know him (thanks, Washington Post’s generous parental leave policy!), and not paying much…

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Opioid epidemic is FDA’s top priority, says Trump’s pick to head agency

Published: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm • Updated: Apr 5, 2017, 1:39 pm By Anna Edney, Bloomberg Opioid painkillers that have led to thousands of deaths and new drug addicts should be the highest priority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said Scott Gottlieb, President Donald Trump’s pick to…

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