Cannabis Activism

Attorney General Jeff Sessions Has Made us Stronger

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Stifle the Cannabis Legalization Movement. He’s Only Made Us Stronger. “If you strike down the Cole Memo, we shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” Attorney General Jeff Sessions was opposed by cannabis legalization supporters for good reason as he’s had […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Earl Blumenauer Reacts to Medical Marijuana Protection Extension

Portland, Oregon, Congressman Earl Blumenauer has been one of Congress’ most prominent supporters of sensible cannabis laws, so it makes sense that the bipartisan amendment protecting medical marijuana patients and providers from federal prosecution bears his name, along with his California Republican counterpart Dana Rohrabacher. Patients can breathe a bit […]

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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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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 […]

Marijuana Legalization

Trump Calls New Hampshire A ‘Drug-Infested Den’

In a private conversation with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto earlier this year, President Trump called New Hampshire a ‘drug-infested den,’ where drugs are sold for less than candy. “We have a massive drug problem where kids are becoming addicted to drugs because the drugs are being sold for less […]

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Cannabis Activism

Neither Trump or Sessions Can Stop the Cannabis Community

It is an understatement to say that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no friend to the cannabis community. Throughout his political career, Sessions has been on the wrong side of history on marijuana, even joking that he thought the Klu Klux Klan were decent folks until he learned that some […]

Cannabis Activism

NORML Responds to Trump Administration’s Marijuana Policy

Donald Trump’s cannabis policy has been an enigma with many mixed messages as patients, advocates and industry participants have tried to determine how his administration would treat various state medical and recreational marijuana laws across the nation. While candidate Trump seemed to support medical marijuana and a states’ rights approach […]

Global Drug War

Bipartisan Senate Bill Introduced To Rein In U.S. Support Of Philippines’ Drug War

Senators Cardin and Rubio Spearhead Effort to Curtail Duterte’s Drug War Killings Legislation Released amid Outcry over Trump’s White House Invite to Filipino President On Thursday, Senators Cardin (D-MD), Rubio (R-FL), Schatz (D-HI). And Markey (D-MA) introduced the “Philippines Human Rights Accountability and Counternarcotics Act of 2017,” a bill that […]