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Marijuana Business

Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are A Thing

By Phillip Smith A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general’s image on the packaging. Who better to poke fun at than the cluelessly anti-marijuana Sessions—the man who claims “good people” don’t smoke pot, that marijuana is […]

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Sports And Cannabis

Pro Sports Leagues And Athletes Should Not Fear Jeff Sessions

Multiple reasons have been offered up over the years as ‘justification’ for prohibiting cannabis in professional sports. One of the most common ones is that ‘cannabis is illegal’ and so, therefore, leagues must prohibit it. That ‘justification’ has become more problematic for league prohibitionists in recent years due to the […]

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Marijuana Business

Putting The Sesh In Sessions

By Spencer Ward The marijuana industry is notoriously creative. Perhaps the best known example of this is the wild and wacky nomenclature of marijuana strains. Some are wholly original and head-scratching, like Stardawg, while others are familiar but pointed, such as Gorilla Glue (now abbreviated GG due to a trademark […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Oregon Cannabis Stores Improve in Minor Decoy Checks

Oregon cannabis retail stores only successfully passed 81% of minor decoy checks conducted by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the agency in charge of regulating the state’s burgeoning marijuana industry, but there’s good news this month as stores have improved up to 89%. While the previous 81% mark is better […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Senator Lifts DOJ Nominee Holds Over Protecting Colorado’s Marijuana Rights

Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced on Thursday that he has lifted holds on certain Department of Justice nominees as a show of good faith for continued positive conversations with DOJ leadership, including Deputy Assistant Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the Acting United States Attorney for Colorado, aimed at finding a path forward […]

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Marijuana Legalization

In Trump And Sessions’ Drug War, It’s Bad Cop/Bad Cop

By Phillip Smith The omens are not good. In a pair of speeches last week, the president and his attorney general made some very menacing comments about drug policy. While their last-century drug warrior rhetoric has not, for the most part, translated into regressive, repressive drug policy prescriptions — yet […]

Marijuana Legalization

Democrats Demand A Hearing On Jeff Sessions’ Recent Anti-Marijuana Move

In early January Jeff Sessions rocked the cannabis world when he rescinded Obama-era guidance which provided some protections for states that have legalized marijuana for adult use. The Cole memo, as it’s known, instructed federal prosecutors to refrain from prosecuting anyone that was in compliance with state legalization laws. Cannabis […]