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.
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Congressman Polis Leads Bipartisan Push For Marijuana Policy Fix

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., and Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., are demanding the “McClintock-Polis amendment” be included in the next government funding bill.  A vote on the next government funding bill must occur before Jan. 19 or the federal government will shut down. The McClintock-Polis amendment prevents the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) […]

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Oregon Cannabis Retailers Must Do a Better Job of Checking IDs

Despite the recent move of Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind the Obama Administration’s Cole Memo, the cannabis legalization movement is stronger than it has ever been, with more bipartisan support and we continue to improve marijuana laws state by state, and even nation by nation. However, we must not […]

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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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America Declares War On Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War On Cannabis

With his announcement that he is freeing federal prosecutors to go after marijuana operations in states where it is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has excited strong bipartisan opposition — splitting the Republicans, providing a potential opening for Democrats in the 2018 elections, and energizing supporters of just ending marijuana […]

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Latino Legislators Reject Jeff Sessions’ Cannabis Directive

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) firmly rejected a recent memorandum by Attorney General Jeff Sessions revoking Obama Administration policy that directed US Attorneys not to focus scarce law enforcement resources in prosecuting low-level cannabis offenders in states where it has become legal for either medical or recreational use. The […]

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Denounces Jeff Sessions’ Escalation Of Failed War On Drugs

Following an announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinding the Obama-era, non-interference policy and targeting states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana use, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today denounced his decision and called on Congress to pass H.R.1227, the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, which removes marijuana from the federal controlled […]

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.
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Congressman Rohrabacher Blasts Attorney General’s Marijuana Policy Decision

Concerning Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s decision to rescind the Justice Department policy of not prosecuting marijuana cases in states that have legalized the substance, Rep. Dana Rohrabacher today released the following statement: The attorney general of the United States has just delivered an extravagant holiday gift to the drug cartels. […]

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Congressman Asks Trump To Override Jeff Session’s Marijuana Decision

Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., sent the following letter to President Trump this afternoon after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced he would repeal the Cole Memo, and target states – like Colorado – that have legalized and regulated marijuana. Polis, along with three other members of Congress, launched the bipartisan Cannabis […]

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Senator Booker’s Statement On Sessions’ Rollback Of Federal Marijuana Policy

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the below statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rollback federal marijuana policy. Sessions’ outdated and misguided views on criminal justice policy were the driving force behind Booker’s decision to testify against Sessions at his confirmation hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee last […]