Monthly Archives: January 2018

What the cannabis genome map means for future of the marijuana industry

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer?

Rep. Barbara Lee introduces companion House bill to Marijuana Justice Act

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 4:31 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 8:59 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff California Congresswoman Barbara Lee is championing Sen. Cory Booker’s Marijuana Justice Act in the House of Representatives. Lee on Wednesday introduced

Congressmen: Rescinding marijuana banking guidance would be ‘dangerous and imprudent’

Published: Jan 17, 2018, 12:32 pm • Updated: Jan 17, 2018, 1:03 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Longtime congressional proponents of marijuana banking provisions are urging the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to keep intact marijuana banking

19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from

MassRoots loses headquarters following eviction proceedings

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 3:29 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 4:01 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Last week, in a nearly empty fourth floor courtroom of the Denver City and County building, a publicly traded cannabis technology

Chris Christie on cannabis: 10 memorable moments as New Jersey gov

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 3:17 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 3:45 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie — known for his outspoken anti-marijuana legalization opinions — leaves office today, to be replaced by

Hemp industry lawsuit challenging DEA’s position on CBD picks up support of 28 U.S. legislators

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:29 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan congressional coalition pushed back on the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s assertion that cannabidiol and extracts derived from hemp are

Nearly 70 Congress members push spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 3:47 pm • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 4:43 pm By Alicia Wallace and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Members of Congress have proposed a spending bill amendment that would ensure protections for states that have legalized

Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance

Oregon’s U.S. Attorney says he has “significant concerns” about state’s marijuana regs and enforcement

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 10:12 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 11:59 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, said in an editorial published Friday that he has

Attorney for Sweet Leaf budtenders files to dismiss felony marijuana charges

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 12:55 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 3:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Four Sweet Leaf Marijuana Center budtenders facing felony charges for alleged illegal distribution of marijuana are immune from Colorado criminal prosecution

Americans strongly oppose enforcement of federal marijuana laws, few approve of Jeff Sessions: new Quinnipiac poll

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 10:45 am • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 11:36 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Voters overwhelmingly oppose enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized medical or recreation marijuana, according to a new Quinnipiac

Colorado marijuana shops ring up nearly $120 million in sales in November

Published: Jan 10, 2018, 5:52 pm • Updated: Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff The pace of Colorado marijuana sales in November continued to ease from a breakneck sprint to a brisk walk. Marijuana shops

Colorado Rep. DeGette convenes delegation to respond to Sessions, discuss federal marijuana protections

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 6:27 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:32 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s congressional delegation convened an emergency meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C., to shore up protections for state-legal marijuana operations and, in

Colorado Congress members send letter to Sessions, urging reinstatement of Cole Memo

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:11 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 6:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado congressional legislators fired off a letter Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, asking that he reconsider last week’s rescission

Cannabis at the Olympics? Gold medalist and advocate Ross Rebagliati on CBD’s future in international sport

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 11:38 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 12:59 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The New Year didn’t just usher in a new era of legal adult-use marijuana in California. It also marked the end

Federal marijuana bills boosted by new supporters as Congress gets back to work

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 9:49 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 12:28 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Lawmakers lined up behind several cannabis-related House bills in the wake of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy shift last week

New Hampshire House votes to legalize recreational marijuana

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 8:19 am • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 11:51 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Less than two months after similar legislation was blocked in the New Hampshire House, the body approved a bill Tuesday that

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