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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Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as…

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Delaware marijuana legalization panel holds chaotic meeting, votes to release final report

Published: Mar 14, 2018, 5:05 pm • Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 5:05 pm By Randall Chase, Associated Press DOVER, Del. — A task force studying issues surrounding marijuana legalization in Delaware voted to release its final report Wednesday in a last, chaotic meeting that left some members questioning the validity…

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Idaho Senate vacates vote that killed CBD legalization bill for open meeting law violation

Published: Mar 6, 2018, 5:54 pm • Updated: Mar 6, 2018, 6:05 pm By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — An Idaho Senate panel on Tuesday vacated a decision that halted a proposal to legalize oil extracted from cannabis plants because it was held after an open meeting violation.…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner provides additional details on marijuana policy meeting with Jeff Sessions

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 5:00 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday provided additional details on his meeting Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which they discussed their disagreement over marijuana policy. “I…

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Update: After meeting with Sessions, Colorado gov thinks AG unlikely to crack down on marijuana

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 7:00 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Following a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he doesn’t think a federal crackdown is imminent for his state or others that have legalized…

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Oakland city council meeting gets heated over marijuana biz residency requirement

Published: Mar 22, 2017, 1:30 pm • Updated: Mar 22, 2017, 1:31 pm By David Debolt, Bay Area News Group OAKLAND — In a tense council meeting on Tuesday, Councilman Larry Reid and longtime residents clashed with cannabis business owners over a controversial change to the city’s new medical marijuana laws. At…

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