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Global Drug War

Trump Is Promoting Savage Human Rights Abuses In Countries’ Drug Wars

By David Borden First, if you haven’t already taken action to help us save marijuana legalization from the Trump administration, in the wake of Jeff Sessions revoking a federal policy that protected both legalization and medical marijuana, please read my post and action alert from Monday, and then write and call Congress. […]

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Marijuana Legalization

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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Marijuana Legalization

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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Marijuana Business

Report: Jeff Sessions To Rescind Obama-Era Cole Memo

Ever since Jeff Sessions was announced as the United States Attorney General cannabis advocates have been on alert. Jeff Sessions has made a number of disparaging comments about cannabis over the years, as well as disparaging comments about people that use cannabis. Sessions even once supported legislation that would have […]

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Marijuana Business

Will Jeff Sessions Crackdown On The Cannabis Industry?

The cannabis industry is booming. Adult-use sales of cannabis are now legal in five states, and two more states (California and Massachusetts) are going to roll out legal adult-use sales next year. A number of states have legally operating medical cannabis industries right now, with more on the way. The […]

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Global Drug War

Trump, Duterte, Congress, And The Philippine Drug War Killings

By David Borden Dear Reformer: Earlier this week, US President Donald Trump and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte met for the first time, during the ASEAN Summit in Manila which Duterte hosted. As predicted, Trump did not raise human rights during their meeting, although a White House spokesperson claimed it came […]

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Medical Marijuana

ASA Files Trump Opioid Commission Freedom Of Information Act Requests

On November 9, Americans for Safe Access, filed two requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for information on any discussions the Commission had about medical cannabis and specifically the only cannabis study referenced in the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis draft final report . The Opioid Crisis […]

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Marijuana Legalization

Advocates Denounce White House Opioid Commission’s Recommendations

President Trump’s bipartisan opioid commission released its final report detailing more than fifty recommendations for addressing the opioid overdose crisis. In addition to several health-oriented recommendations, the commission proposed the launch of a federally-funded mass media campaign that Gov. Chris Christie, the chair of the commission, said in remarks today […]