Ben Adlin
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California Sends ‘Several Hundred’ Warning Letters to Unlicensed Cannabis Businesses

Most of the letters, which threaten civil and criminal penalties, have gone out to retail storefronts and delivery services believed to be operating illegally.

Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But…

The World Anti-Doping Agency's cannabis limits are probably more lenient than your employer’s.

Jeff Sessions Is Steamed Over Senator’s Cannabis Blockade

“It’s just getting to be frustrating!” the attorney general said in a speech to the National Sheriffs Association.

Fox News: Support for Cannabis Legalization at Record High

If there’s one cable channel that’s shown it can influence the White House policy agenda, it’s Fox News.

Washington Regulators: ‘Security Incident’ Caused Cannabis-Tracking Woes

Washington state cannabis regulators now say a “security incident” enabled unauthorized access to the state’s cannabis-tracking system.

As Seattle Vacates Misdemeanor Convictions, County Mulls Action on Felonies

On the heels of similar moves in California and Colorado, Seattle officials say they will move to vacate hundreds of misdemeanor convictions for cannabis possession.

This Senator Is Blocking DOJ Nominees Until Jeff Sessions Backs Off

In his fight over cannabis, US Sen. Cory Gardner has prevented as many as 11 Trump administration appointees by denying them a Senate floor vote.

Washington AG: We’re ‘Prepared’ for Legal Fight With Jeff Sessions

Washington AG Bob Ferguson confirmed that his office is prepared to take legal action if the Justice Department goes after Washington’s state-legal industry.

New Mexico’s New Legalization Bill Is Shockingly Good. Too Bad It Won’t Pass.

The bill is remarkably comprehensive, but don’t get your hopes up just yet—even the bill’s supporters acknowledge it’s unlikely to pass this year.

Arizona May Finally Begin Lab Testing Medical Cannabis for Contaminants

More than seven years after Arizona legalized medical cannabis, the state may begin to require lab testing to identify mold, pesticides, and other contaminants.

Oregon Steps Up Penalties for Cannabis Sales to Minors

The rule follows findings by regulators that a number of shops across the state failed compliance checks in late 2017.

54 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge Trump to Revive Cole Memo

The federal lawmakers want the president to direct US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole memo.

Jeff Sessions Giving You Trouble? Washington State AG Wants to Know

An alert sent to members of the state's legal cannabis industry could be a sign that the state is gearing up to mount a challenge to the Justice Department.

New Bill in Congress Would Ban Federal Cannabis Enforcement in Legal States

The measure, introduced by a California congresswoman, would permanently forbid federal agencies from taking action against state-legal cannabis.

Here’s Where US Attorneys Stand on Cannabis Enforcement

We’re tracking how US attorneys in legal states have responded to the removal of the Cole memo—and how likely they are to take action.

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