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.
Medical Marijuana

Blumenauer And Rohrabacher Statement On Extension Of Medical Cannabis Protections

Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, welcomed passage of legislation to extend protections for state medical marijuana programs through December 8. The provision, which prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws, was included in a broader legislative […]

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Cannabis Activism

Congressional Debt Deal Protects Medical Cannabis For Three Months

The cannabis community was rocked when the Republican-led House Rules Committee nonsensically prohibited a vote on the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, and a whole host of other positive cannabis law reform measures. The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment, sponsored by Republican Dana Rohrabacher and Democrat Earl Blumenauer, protects state-legal medical marijuana patients and providers from […]

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Medical Marijuana

Blumenauer And Rohrabacher React To Blocked Congressional Medical Marijuana Vote

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), co-chairs of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, today condemned the decision by House Rules Committee leadership to block their amendment that prevents the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana laws. Because of this decision, Rohrabacher and Blumenauer will not be […]

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Cannabis Activism

House GOP Blocks State Medical Cannabis Protections For Now

The decision certainly isn’t final, but it is distressing that the Republican House leadership is poised to block the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment that prevents the U.S. Justice Department from utilizing funds to investigate, arrest and prosecute medical cannabis providers complying with their state’s law. Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher is pressing his […]

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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 […]

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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 […]