Trump Strikes Deal with Colorado Senator to Respect State Cannabis Reforms

In a deal with Colorado Sen. Cory Gardener (R), President Donald Trump has agreed to support federalism-based legislation to protect states who have chosen to reform their cannabis laws, Sen. Gardener announced on Friday. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed the agreement between the senator and the president during the daily press briefing. The […]

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Sessions Calls Out Senator for Blocking DoJ Nominee Votes During Meeting with Sheriffs’ Association

During remarks at the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the department was “trying to confirm a number of important component heads” but was being blocked by “one senator’s concerns over unrelated issues by reversing federal law on marijuana.” That “one Senator” is Republican Colorado Sen. Corey Gardner, […]

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House Democrats Seek Review of Cole Memo Repeal in Letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman

In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, 11 Democrats are calling for a hearing by the body to review Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the cannabis protections of the Cole Memo, according to a copy of the letter obtained by Vice. The Democrats say they are “deeply concerned” by […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Confirms Obama-Era Cannabis Policies Still in Effect

Attorney General Jeff Sessions — a notorious prohibitionist and medical cannabis skeptic — confirmed today that the Department of Justice is continuing to honor federal cannabis policies that were put into effect under the Obama Administration. According to a Forbes report by cannabis journalist Tom Angell, Sessions told members of Congress during a House Judiciary Committee […]

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Deputy Attorney General Toes Anti-Cannabis Line During Senate Hearing

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein doubled down on the anti-cannabis stance of the Trump Administration during testimony in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday, testifying that cannabis is, “from a legal and scientific perspective…an unlawful drug” adding that cannabis policy would be “a high priority” as new U.S. attorneys are appointed, the Alaska Dispatch […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Indicates No Plan to Scrap Cole Memo

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters on Wednesday that he may maintain cannabis industry guidelines set in place by the Obama Administration for the federal tolerance of state-legal cannabis markets, according to a MassRoots.com report by Tom Angell. Mr. Sessions recently said that he would be reviewing the Cole Memo of 2013, but now […]

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