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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXX

Things were not perfect for the cannabis industry under the Obama Administration and Eric Holder and the Cole Memo (to which Holder is referring above), but they certainly were better than Jeff Sessions’ odd and obsessive loathing of cannabis. But instead of our getting all nostalgic, we just need to keep fighting. The populace and the numbers are on

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Is California Cannabis Coming to a Place Near You?

One of the first questions clients usually ask our California cannabis lawyers is “where can I operate or expand my cannabis business?” That is because even though Californians voted for the Adult Use of Marijuana Act (a/k/a AUMA or Prop 64) California counties and cities are free to enact their own restrictions on cannabis businesses

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXVII

Utah Republican Senator Orrin Hatch proves again that seeing value in cannabis regulation is not a partisan issue. As he points out, the federal government’s lack of support for states’ rights and cannabis regulation hangs the states out to dry and leaves cannabis users without proper information on safety, dosing, and quality. Instead, the federal government

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXVI

D’Amato is right, of course, and he is not the first to say this. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot rid himself of his anti-pot prejudices even though his holding on to them directly contradicts his previously held position supporting states’ rights. Supporting states rights means you believe the states (not the federal government) should decide on things

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXV

Representative Rohrabacher couldn’t be more right. It is destructive to have a government allegedly striving to solve the opioid crisis and yet at every turn tries to deny the usefulness of medical marijuana in accomplishing this. More than half the states have legalized medical cannabis and many have decriminalized or legalized recreational cannabis and this demonstrates

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXIV

When even the politicians start catching on to the benefits of legalizing cannabis, you know we are on to something. Kudos to Oregon Governor Kate Brown for getting it. This just reinforces why when we ranked the 50 states on cannabis, we ranked Oregon number 1. What are your governor’s views on cannabis?

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They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXXI

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s quote — as one would expect — is extremely rational. There is no reason for cannabis to be illegal now, nor for it to have been made illegal in the first place. As deGrasse Tyson points out, alcohol is legal and it has more known health detriments than cannabis. Similarly, tobacco is

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Cannabis Legalization: How Harmful is Jeff Sessions?

President Trump spent some time attacking Jeff Sessions on Twitter in July. There are plenty of reasons why that was a bad thing. You don’t want the leader of the executive branch attacking the chief law enforcement officer in the nation for failing to stand in the way of an investigation into that leader. But if