Representatives Earl Blumenauer (Left) and Dana Rohrabacher (Right)
Medical Marijuana

Reps. Blumenauer And Rohrabacher Rebuke False Claims Regarding Critical Medical Marijuana Protections

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) and Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48) rebuked false claims made by Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) that critical medical marijuana protections were stripped from Fiscal Year 2018 funding legislation. The policy championed by Representatives Blumenauer and Rohrabacher that prevents the Department of Justice from […]

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Marijuana Events

ICBC Berlin Tickets Increase at Midnight!

Tickets go up $150 tonight at Midnight PST! Last Chance! Berlin ICBC Kicks Off Next Week! Europe’s first B2B Cannabis Business Conference will be held in Germany next week! Join us for this historic event! So what are you waiting for? The International Cannabis Business Conference is set to commence […]

Congressional Cannabis Caucus kicked off with a press conference with Earl Blumenauer, Dana Rohrabacher, Jared Polis and Don Young. They took questions on a wide variety of issues, including federal marijuana policy under Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Marijuana Business

U.S. Congressional Delegation Heads to the ICBC in Berlin and Beyond

The International Cannabis Business Conference in Berlin is poised to be a historical event for the German cannabis community, with potential positive impacts throughout Europe and the rest of the globe. Not only is the ICBC bringing together entrepreneurs and activists far and wide, but a delegation of U.S. congressional […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Congressional Cannabis Caucus Responds To White House Statement On Marijuana Policy

The bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus released the following statement in response to White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s suggestion that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana. “Today’s statement by White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer regarding marijuana policy reaffirms the need for the Congressional […]

Marijuana Legalization

Arkansas and North Dakota Lawmakers Undermining Medical Marijuana Laws

Bills advanced in the Arkansas Legislature to make changes to the voter-approved medical marijuana constitutional amendment, but will require a two-thirds vote to become law. The most shocking of the bills would forbid members of the state’s National Guard from participating in the medical marijuana program as patients or as […]

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Cannabis Activism

Congressional Cannabis Caucus to Tackle Federal Marijuana Policy

As Johnny Green previously posted, Weed News received a press media advisory from Congressman Earl Blumenauer’s office announcing a press conference kicking off the bipartisan Congressional Cannabis Caucus. This historic event, demonstrating the political power of the cannabis community, was livestreamed online and I was so pleased to be able […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Tomorrow: Press Conference To Launch New Congressional Cannabis Caucus

Representatives Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), Don Young (AK-At Large), and Jared Polis (CO-02) on Thursday, February 16, will hold a press conference to discuss the role of the newly formed Cannabis Caucus and the future of cannabis policy. Increasingly, federal cannabis laws are out of touch with American […]

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Marijuana Legalization

In The Time Of Trump, Can Congress Take The Lead On Marijuana Policy?

By Phillip Smith While the marijuana community — consumers, industry, and advocates alike — eyes with trepidation the reign of avowed drug warrior Jeff Sessions at the Justice Department, the Trump executive branch isn’t the only game in town when it comes to making marijuana policy. Congress is back in […]

Cannabis Activism

Will Donald Trump’s Tough on Crime Policies Hurt Marijuana Reform?

Following the swearing in of anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump quickly signed three law enforcement-related executive orders that were vague on specifics, but could signal how the new administration will govern over the next four years. Trump campaigned as a “touch on crime” candidate and his recent actions show […]