Federal Cannabis Prohibition Makes for Strange Bedfellows in the Trump Era

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 26, 2017
The Darth Vader of CannabisRoger Stone, the infamous conservative strategist and provocateur, seems to want to emerge as an angel on Trump’s shoulder to balance out Attorney General Jeff Sessions when it comes to federal cannabis prohibition. As readers may be aware, Mr. Stone recently announced the launch of his United States Cannabis Coalition, which bills itself as a bipartisan non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the states’ right to choose sensible cannabis policies. View Full Post
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The High Cost of Cannabis Prohibition

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 25, 2017
Cannabis prohibition and stigmaOn July 6, 2016, Officer Jeronimo Yanez shot and killed Philando Castile during a traffic stop in Minnesota. On June 16, 2017, Officer Yanez was acquitted of all charges in the killing of Castile. In the days after the acquittal, authorities released investigative reports, including Officer Yanez’s interview with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BSA) where he stated the following:  I thought, I was gonna die. View Full Post
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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXIV

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 24, 2017
Cannabis Last week on Quotable Saturday, we wrote about the utter insanity of Sessions’ May 1 letter to Congress opposing the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. Sessions’ letter opposes the restrictions put in place by the amendment, claiming it would be unwise to “restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions,” meaning he wants free reign to go after medical marijuana businesses — including state compliant ones. View Full Post
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California’s 5 Worst Cities and Counties for Commercial Cannabis

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 23, 2017
There have been countless reports of how California’s medical and adult use cannabis markets under the Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act and the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (now, combined under the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (“MAUCRSA“)) will generate billions of dollars in revenue. View Full Post
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California Cannabis Countdown: City of Davis

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 22, 2017
Davis California cannabis Davis California California has 58 counties and 482 incorporated cities across the state, each with the option to create its own rules or ban marijuana altogether. In this California Cannabis Countdown series, we plan to cover who is banning, who is waiting, and who is embracing California’s change to legalize marijuana — permits, regulations, taxes and all. View Full Post
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How to Open an Oregon Recreational Grow Operation – Part 5: Canopy Sizes and Final Thoughts

By | Canna Law Blog™ | June 21, 2017
Today closes out our four part series on “How to Open an Oregon Recreational Grow Operation” (see parts 1, 2, 3, and 4) with a discussion on canopy sizes and the medical bump-up canopy program. I also touch on Oregon’s marijuana worker permit program and discuss what you can expect after you submit your OLCC (Oregon Liquor Control Commission) license application. View Full Post
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Marijuana Legalization Moves Forward in New Jersey

By | In The Weeds | June 20, 2017
Patrick Thurber writes: In advance of a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing held June 19, 2017, New Jersey State Senator Nick Scutari released the text of Senate, No. 3195, or SB 3195, the long-awaited bill legalizing cannabis in New Jersey. In a statement announcing the bill in mid-May, Senator Scutari, the bill’s sponsor, stated, “Now is the time to begin shaping New Jersey’s recreational marijuana program. View Full Post
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