Just Like Obama: Whitehouse.gov Petition Asks Trump To Back Off Marijuana

Aside from drone warfare and domestic spying, Donald Trump is embracing at least one innovation from the Barack Obama days. Within days of taking office, Trump’s people scrubbed climate change science from the EPA website, but in a nod to the power enjoyed by online mobs in the Trump era, his administration has thus far Read more about Just Like Obama: Whitehouse.gov Petition Asks Trump To Back Off Marijuana[…]

Los Angeles Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana

BY MICHAEL BALSAMO ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES (AP) — The leader of the nation’s largest sheriff’s department expects federal drug agents will attempt to step up marijuana enforcement as California moves forward with legalization. But he believes there isn’t the manpower to conduct widespread raids on growers and businesses selling marijuana. In a wide-ranging interview Read more about Los Angeles Sheriff Thinks Feds May Target Marijuana[…]

Pot Matters: Assessing the Counter-Revolution

Recent comments by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have suggested the federal government may indeed attempt to rein in or roll back state-level legalization of marijuana. Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, though, remains defiant, telling Chuck Todd on NBC’s Meet the Press: “It’s in our constitution. I took a solemn Read more about Pot Matters: Assessing the Counter-Revolution[…]

House Bill to Remove Pot from Controlled Substance List

On Monday, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) announced the introduction of legislation aimed at decriminalizing cannabis at the federal level. The ambitiously named “Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2017” would actually take cannabis off the federal controlled substances list—leaving regulation up to the states and essentially giving the herb the same status as alcohol and tobacco. The bill revives Read more about House Bill to Remove Pot from Controlled Substance List[…]

Thank Russia: Jeff Sessions Now Too Preoccupied to Crack Down on Marijuana

Today, Thursday, March 2, Attorney General Jeff Sessions finds himself in a world of shit. The beady-eyed hobgoblin of the marijuana industry’s nightmares must now navigate an ordeal of his own, after news broke late Wednesday, courtesy of officials inside Sessions’ own Justice Department, that he indeed had talks with top Russian officials last year—before Read more about Thank Russia: Jeff Sessions Now Too Preoccupied to Crack Down on Marijuana[…]

Where U.S. States Stand on Allowing Pot Use at Vendor Locales

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Alaska on Thursday rejected a proposal to make it the first state in the nation allowing consumption of marijuana in retail pot stores. Recreational marijuana is legal in another seven states and the District of Colombia. Here is where each of those states stand with pot consumption at places where marijuana is Read more about Where U.S. States Stand on Allowing Pot Use at Vendor Locales[…]

San Diego Pot Businesses Dodge Bullet, For Now

The legal marijuana industry in San Diego, California avoided a complete ban on the commercial cultivation, processing, distribution, and testing of cannabis products this week, with a unanimous vote of the city council to direct city staff to study the issues further and report back within nine months. An amendment to the land use laws for Read more about San Diego Pot Businesses Dodge Bullet, For Now[…]

First Major California City To Welcome Recreational Weed

San Diego just lost a pro football team to Los Angeles, but take heart, jilted NFL fans: You just gained legal recreational marijuana. And the way things stand now, if L.A. wants any weed, it will have to come to you. As The San Diego Union Tribune is reporting, the Southern California city became the Read more about First Major California City To Welcome Recreational Weed[…]

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