Worker Rights For Cannabis Trimmers

By Donnell Alexander, -

Matilda reclines on a Northeast Los Angeles couch she’s paid $25 to sleep on for one night. The young woman, who earlier in the day had returned to the U.S. from Mexico, talks about her job as a [...]

Jeff Sessions Marijuana Rolling Papers Are A Thing

By Phillip Smith, -

A group supporting the legalization of marijuana has come up with a nifty fundraising scheme: Rolling papers with the attorney general's image on the packaging. Who better to poke fun at than the [...]

States Mull “Sanctuary” Status For Marijuana Businesses

By Becky Bohrer, -

JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary status for licensed pot businesses, hoping [...]

Big Pharma Corp Trying To Keep Pot Illegal Approved To Manufacture Synthetic Marijuana

By Ruth Milka, -

“It appears they are trying to kill a non-pharmaceutical market for marijuana in order to line their own pockets.” Insys Therapeutics, a major pharmaceutical company, has spent over $500,000 [...]

Top Cannabis Regulator: Massachusetts Should Create State Public Bank

By Staff, -

Recreational pot sales are scheduled to begin in July in Massachusetts, and as yet, there are no banking services for the industry predicted to have $1 billion in sales by 2020. Cannabis Control [...]

Legal Marijuana Propelling Public Banking

By Staff, -

Things are moving fast in California. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a resolution February 16 to support the recently introduced state bill that would create a Public Bank that [...]

Mixed Reactions In Legal Marijuana States By US Attorneys To New DOJ Policy

By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, -

It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized marijuana in [...]

8 Things That Happen When We Legalize Marijuana

By Phillip Smith, -

The great social experiment that is marijuana legalization is now five years old, with six states already allowing legal marijuana sales, two more where legal sales will begin within months, and [...]

Policy Road Map To Reparations For ‘War On Weed’

By Lawrence Grandpre, -

Over the past 50 years, the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s active investments in policing the War on Drugs have created conditions of concentrated poverty in Baltimore City. While [...]

Jeff Seesion’s Assault On Mariujuana Legalization

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG Radio. -

Jeff Sessions, head of the Department of Justice, reversed the "Cole Memo" that allowed states to pursue marijuana legalization without fear of the federal government stepping in and prosecuting [...]

How Uncle Sam Launders Marijuana Money

By Ellen Brown, Truthdig. -

Thirty states and the District of Columbia currently have laws broadly legalizing marijuana in some form. The herb has been shown to have significant therapeutic value for a wide range of medical [...]

Recriminalizing Cannabis Is Worse Than 1930s “Reefer Madness”

By Miriam Boeri, -

In the 1930s, parents across the US were panicked. A new documentary, "Reefer Madness," suggested that evil marijuana dealers lurked in public schools, waiting to entice their children into a [...]

Movement Against Sessions On Marijuana Growing

By Staff, The Cannabist -

There is still no one in Congress who has come out in support of Attorney General Jeff Sessions backward steps on marijuana in either chamber of Congress. He stands alone. In addition, support [...]

More Seeds For Transformation Planted This Week

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, -

The Trump Administration continues to plant more seeds for the coming era of transformation that we have written about in recent newsletters, Preparing for the Coming Age of Transformation and [...]

Impacts Of Sessions’ Reversal Of DOJ Marijuana Policy

By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist -

The article below by Alicia Wallace a Denver, CO reporter for the Cannabist, describes the decisions by Attorney General Sessions to re-state the Department of Justice policy on marijuana law [...]