Navajo Nation Leaders Shut Down Alleged Hemp Cultivation On Tribal Land

Allegations of marijuana cultivation performed by immigrant labor have gripped members of the Navajo Nation in recent weeks. Navajo leaders are now taking on an entrepreneur who is said to be growing 400 acres of hemp and marijuana on the tribe’s land in the southwestern United States. The entrepreneur and…

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Letters: Meeting with the enemy demonstrates hypocrisy; Bad for marijuana business, good for criminals; This land is our land; Agree to disagree (2/20/20)

Meeting with the enemy demonstrates hypocrisy This past weekend, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., secretly met with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Murphy justified this meeting by saying, “I think it’s dangerous to not talk to your enemies. Discussions and negotiations are a way to ease tensions and reduce the chances…

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Arrested for Cannabis – Is America Really the Land of the Free?

Arrested for Cannabis – Is America Really the Land of the Free? Land of the free? 25 percent of the entire world’s prison population rests within the borders of the US. Out of that astronomical percentage, more than four/fifths of drug law violations are for possession. According to the ACLU,…

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Marijuana seizures on Colorado public land nearly doubled in 2017

Colorado’s forests and mountains aren’t just crowded with hikers and their selfie sticks. Last year, the long arm of the law pulled a record number of marijuana plants from public lands in the state. In all, officers uprooted nearly 81,000 plants in 2017 from the depths of the state’s mountain…

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Medical marijuana protections land in must-pass federal spending bill

A bid to protect state recreational marijuana regimes was snuffed by Congress late Wednesday, but federal medical marijuana protections in place since 2014 remain attached to must-pass spending legislation. A $ 1.3 trillion spending bill that cleared the U.S. House today includes language that would continue shielding states’ medical marijuana programs…

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2,700 plants seized in raid on illegal Colorado marijuana farm on forest land

Published: Sep 28, 2017, 7:55 pm • Updated: Sep 28, 2017, 7:55 pm By Scott Condon, The Aspen Times For the third time in five years, federal agencies have raided an illegal marijuana growing operation in the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District of the White River National Forest. Law enforcement officials from…

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Denver cannabis cultivation occupies 4.2M square feet, but city’s cap may freeze land rush

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 3:46 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 3:46 pm By Emilie Rusch, The Denver Post The boom may be over. Marijuana’s appetite for metro real estate, once a driver of the industrial-market recovery, is showing signs of stabilizing after Denver’s decision last year to cap the number…

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California Council Of Land Trusts Endorses Adult Use Of Marijuana Act (AUMA)

I received the following press release from the AUMA campaign: The California Council of Land Trusts, a highly respected conservation and environmental stewardship organization representing more than 150 land trusts protecting 2.5 million acres of land and water resources across the state, announced it has formally endorsed the ballot measure…

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