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09Feb

Daily Caller: State Scrambles To Capitalize On Weed After Sessions Confirmation

A group of lawmakers are looking to gain a foothold in the burgeoning commercial weed market despite widespread fears in the industry over the confirmation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Democrats in the Minnesota State House are introducing proposals to legalize recreational marijuana and establish a commercial weed industry. The move is an attempt to compete with neighboring states, many of which are already regulating legal marijuana to some degree. Democratic Rep. Jon Applebaum, whose proposal legalizes possession and growing of up...

08Feb

DOPE Magazine: P Southern California Coalition

LOS ANGELES — Southern California Coalition (SCC)—the largest, most inclusive cannabis industry trade organization representing stakeholders across all licensing categories, advocacy organizations, minority groups, veterans, communities and others in Southern California—announced the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board endorsed its Proposition M ballot initiative.  Proposition M provides the Los Angeles City Council and mayor with a flexible regulatory framework, so that the country’s largest cannabis marketplace—Los Angeles—can comprehensively and inclusively address issues as they evolve in California’s medical and adult-use cannabis industry. “We commend...

07Feb

LA Times: ENDORSEMENT: Measure M would give L.A. ’ s legal marijuana industry the comprehensive oversight it needs. Vote yes

Californians may have voted to make recreational marijuana legal under state law in November, but details about who can grow, make and sell pot products, as well as where pot businesses can put down roots, are still being decided. Those decisions are weighty indeed, considering the market’s potential size and the concerns that remain about pot’s use. In March, Los Angeles voters will face two ballot measures that offer very different plans for what the city’s marijuana marketplace should look...

07Feb

Daily Caller: Weed Advocates Are Trembling Over Looming Sessions Confirmation

Marijuana activists are increasingly fearful over the upcoming vote to confirm Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to the highest law enforcement position in the country. The Senate will vote Wednesday on the confirmation of Sessions, President Donald Trump’s nominee to the post of attorney general, and officials in states with legal weed laws are concerned he could upend their burgeoning industries. Sessions is a staunch opponent of marijuana reform and some activists fear his appointment may lead to further raids in states where marijuana...

06Feb

McClatchy – Syndicated

Marijuana legalization backers fear the worst for their fast-growing industry as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Wednesday to approve a longtime pot opponent, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, as the nation’s next attorney general. All signs indicate that Sessions, who last year said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” has lined up the votes to get confirmed as the highest law enforcement officer in the land. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testified on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

06Feb

Charlotte Observer: Pot backers fear worst as vote nears on marijuana f oe Sessions for atto r- ney general

Marijuana legalization backers fear the worst for their fast-growing industry as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote Wednesday to approve a longtime pot opponent, Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, as the nation’s next attorney general. All signs indicate that Sessions, who last year said that “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” has lined up the votes to get confirmed as the highest law enforcement officer in the land. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-AL, testified on Tuesday at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing...

12Jan

iHeartRadio: Proposition M Series

oday on Burning Issues Mitch Earleywine is joined by Catherine Hiller Author of Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir. Just Say Yes, could be considered the first marijuana memoir ever published, and is a positive, honest, and humorous observation of the effect of weed upon every aspect of her life: marriage, motherhood, friendship, work, sport, sex. Catherine Hiller began writing at the young age of ten which lead her to eventually receive a Ph.D. in English from Brown University. Her...

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