Cannabis Trade Federation forms in wake of Gardner-Trump marijuana deal

Two cannabis organizations are coalescing to further legalization causes on Capitol Hill. Lobbying firm New Federalism Fund and business organization American Trade Association of Cannabis and Hemp announced plans to unite their operations to form the Cannabis Trade Federation. The new coalition’s formation comes as cannabis legalization talk heats up…

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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…

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Senator calls on Trump to withdraw Marino as drug czar pick in wake of revelations

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 11:46 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 11:58 am By Ed O’Keefe and Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats on Monday reacted sharply to reports that President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the nation’s drug czar helped steer legislation…

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In wake of Arizona recreational pot rejection, here are the state’s latest cannabis market projections

Published: Dec 6, 2016, 10:51 am • Updated: Dec 6, 2016, 10:51 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Arizona’s medical marijuana market could hit $ 681 million in sales by 2020, but the state’s share of the overall U.S. legal cannabis market likely will peak next year, new market…

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Utah gov hopeful pushes for expanded medical marijuana in wake of wife’s guilty plea

Published: Oct 19, 2016, 9:15 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2016, 9:15 am By Lindsay Whitehurst, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — Hours after his wife pleaded guilty to misdemeanor pot-possession charges connected with two pounds of the drug found at their house, Utah’s Democratic candidate for governor pushed…

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