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Federal – House and Senate Measures Seek to Protect Marijuana Businesses and Consumers

Update: HR 1824 and S 780 were referred to committees. Senator Wyden and Representative Blumenauer have introduced legislation in the House and Senate (HR 1824 and S 780) to offer a wide range of legal protections to state-compliant marijuana-related businesses and consumers. Specifically, these measures will protect consumers in legal marijuana states by ensuring them access to … Continue reading »

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Last Chance To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers From Jeff Sessions

Update: Congress passed a one-week Continuing Resolution, to maintain the current spending levels and Rohrabacher-Farr, meaning state medical marijuana patients and businesses will remain protected from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice until May 5. Today is the final day that Congress has to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government … Continue reading »

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Colorado: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Update: Members of the House voted 56 to 7 on April 26 in favor of the bill. It now awaits action from the Senate. Legislation is pending to prohibit public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a Colorado citizen for committing an act that is a Colorado constitutional right.” Such acts would include the production … Continue reading »

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Oregon: Legislation Pending to Better Protect Consumer’s Privacy

Legislation is pending in the Senate, SB 863, to limit the federal government from acquiring data regarding adults and patients who legally purchase marijuana under state law. The emergency legislation, which would take immediate effect, mandates that retailers and dispensaries do not maintain customers’ purchase and/or personal identification records beyond 48 hours. Sponsors of the … Continue reading »

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California: Support Legislation to Protect Marijuana Laws From Federal Interference

Legislation is pending, Assembly Bill 1578, to try and limit potential federal interference in the state’s marijuana regulatory laws. The bill states, “This bill would prohibit a state or local agency, as defined, from taking certain actions without a court order signed by a judge, including using agency money, facilities, property, equipment, or personnel to … Continue reading »

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#TakeAction – Call the Judiciary Committee Today to Protect Marijuana Progress

On January 10th and 11th, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General. Over the course of these two days, marijuana reformers and citizens alike from around the country will be calling members of the committee to have them ask a simple question: Does … Continue reading »

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Pharma Company Admits Opposing Marijuana Legalization to Protect Its Corporate Profits

Those of us involved in the marijuana legalization movement have long assumed that those companies that produce and sell competing products — especially alcohol and tobacco — were working behind the scenes to try to maintain marijuana prohibition and to protect their duopoly for legal recreational drugs. These industries have lobbyists who regularly work with … Continue reading »

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