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Senators: Add protections for state marijuana laws to legislation funding federal government

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 4:06 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:09 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 18 senators led by Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and Cory Gardner want protections for state marijuana laws

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice

Canadian medical marijuana firm begins sell-off of U.S. cannabis assets

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 10:43 am • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 10:56 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff As Canada’s stock exchanges and securities regulators grow increasingly concerned about the state of legal cannabs south of the border, a

Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene

Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:24 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the

Senators to U.S. Treasury: Preserve marijuana banking access

Published: Jan 19, 2018, 1:01 pm • Updated: Jan 19, 2018, 1:11 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bipartisan group of 15 senators on Thursday joined the chorus of Congress members calling on the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes

Colorado congressmen butt heads on spending bill amendment to protect state-legal marijuana

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 12:13 pm • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 2:11 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff The recent “groundswell” of support for a spending bill amendment protecting state-legal marijuana proposed by Colorado Rep. Jared Polis wasn’t enough

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

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

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

Colorado congressional members developing plan for federal marijuana protections

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 6:06 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 6:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado’s congressional delegation on Friday began to hatch a plan to counter Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to eliminate

What now? Experts and politicians weigh in on potential impact of Sessions’ rollback of marijuana policy

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 7:55 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Days after California became the largest U.S. state to initiate regulated sales of cannabis to adults, a wave of uncertainty has

Sessions says DOJ talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcement

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 6:38 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Even as the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff

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