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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition”

Hemp power-players lobby Congress to shift mind-set, legalize crop

Published: Oct 17, 2017, 8:28 am • Updated: Oct 17, 2017, 8:45 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff American hemp is flush with grassroots organizations working to ensure the industry rises to prominence. Now it has a “grass-tops” organization

How Congress helped drug company lobbyists derail the DEA’s war on opioids

Published: Oct 16, 2017, 9:13 am • Updated: Oct 16, 2017, 9:41 am By Lenny Bernstein and Scott Higham, The Washington Post In April 2016, at the height of the deadliest drug epidemic in U.S. history, Congress effectively stripped the

Watch: Rep. Earl Blumenauer testifies that medical marijuana could solve opioid crisis

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 5:04 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As it slowly acknowledges the depths of the opioid epidemic, Congress is failing to recognize that medical marijuana may be a

Kentucky gov rips Colorado legalization; state’s marijuana adviser says laws evolving

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 3:17 pm • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 4:21 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Marijuana legalization is a “sucker’s bet” that has had negative consequences in Colorado and is not right for Kentucky, the Bluegrass

Colorado cannabis safety regs eliminate candy-shaped edibles, enlarge potency labels

Published: Sep 27, 2017, 10:02 am • Updated: Sep 27, 2017, 10:40 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Out with the gummy bears, in with the squares … and circles, and triangles and diamonds. On Oct. 1, Colorado no

Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again express his opinion that legal sales of marijuana are

Sen. Orrin Hatch pushes to ease marijuana research barriers with MEDS Act

Published: Sep 13, 2017, 1:25 pm • Updated: Sep 14, 2017, 1:41 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff There’s a bipartisan effort underway in the Senate for easing the path to marijuana research. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, announced Wednesday