Executives Predict How AG Jeff Sessions’ Retirement Will Affect the Marijuana Industry

By: Susan Gunelius When Attorney General Jeff Sessions tendered his resignation on November 7th, the cannabis industry took notice. As one of the most vocal marijuana opponents in the highest level of U.S. government, his resignation could pave the way for federal legalization. With Matthew Whitaker set to take Sessions’…

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Cannabis for pain is safer than opioids

By Adie Wilson-Poe | What’s it going to take for us to recognize the value of cannabis in combating the opioid epidemic? Two recent studies published in the American Medical Association’s peer-reviewed journal demonstrate that opioid use is lower in states where doctors can recommend medical cannabis. The findings back up previous studies showing these…

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Sen. Gardner won’t let Jeff Sessions tread on Colorado’s cannabis boom

BY ANDY WILLIAMS, © Getty Images Sen. Cory Gardner should be commended applying pressure to Attorney General Jeff Sessions after he rescinded the Cole Memo that had protected states like Colorado that have legalized recreational marijuana sales. Gardner is a Republican leader who listens to constituents — in Colorado and across the nation. He is listening…

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California Weed Entrepreneurs Will Make $5.2B With Almost No Banks To Put It In

BY: Julie Weed California cannabis entrepreneurs will earn $5.2B in revenue in 2018 as recreational use becomes legal there. The state of California will collect about one billion dollars in accompanying marijuana taxes. These numbers, estimated by Matt Karnes, industry analyst and managing partner of New York’s GreenWave Advisors, point to…

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Sessions: Cannabis is Not Like Heroin – Obama Marijuana Policy Remains In Effect

Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing. He also conceded that cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin and that a current budget rider prevents the Department of Justice from prosecuting people who are in compliance…

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