Trump Tariffs Expected to Increase Cannabis Industry Prices

The prices of cannabis retail items like vapes, batteries, filters, cartridges, and packaging may soon increase thanks to President Trump’s proposed tariffs, Forbes reports. The tariffs will force vape manufacturers to locate new American suppliers or be quickly out-competed by the companies that do. American-made equipment in this category is far more expensive. The increase in prices […]

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Sens. Warren & Gardener Introduce Cannabis Legalization Protections for States; Trump Reportedly Onboard

On Thursday, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado) introduced a bipartisan bill that would ensure states have the right to regulate cannabis, reports The Hill. The bill is titled the “Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States (STATES) Act.” The bill is a reaction to the Trump administration’s stance against cannabis legalization. The […]

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Sen. Corey Gardner Believes Trump ‘Will Be True to his Word’ on Cannabis Policy

In an interview with Yahoo News, Colorado Sen. Corey Gardner said he believes President Donald Trump “will be true to his word” that the Department of Justice’s rescission of the Cole Memo would not impact state-approved cannabis programs. Gardner, a Republican, had been preventing Justice Department nominees from being confirmed due to the threats to […]

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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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Uncomfortable with Trump, Acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg Announces Resignation

The acting head of the Drug Enforcement Agency Chuck Rosenberg announced his intent to resign yesterday, citing concerns that President Donald Trump holds little respect for the law, the New York Times reports. Mr. Rosenberg was originally appointed by President Barack Obama following the 2015 resignation of former DEA Chief Michele Leonhart. Though he was never friendly […]

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Trump Allies Diverging from Administration’s Anti-Cannabis Stance

Powerful allies of President Donald Trump and conservative Republicans are speaking out and organizing against the plans by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to crackdown on the legal cannabis industry. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump ally, has launched the United States Cannabis Coalition; while Mark Holden, a top leader of the powerful Koch Network said that […]

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