Ben Adlin
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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.

FAQ: What We Know About Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Action Against Legal Cannabis

You've got questions? We've got answers. Here's what it all means.

Traveling to California for Legal Cannabis? Here’s What to Know

If you’re traveling to California in January for the state’s launch of adult-use cannabis sales, take heart! We’re here for you.

California Releases Applications for Cannabis Cultivation Licenses

Less than two weeks before legal sales are set to launch, California regulators have begun accepting applications for cannabis cultivation licenses.

How FCC’s Net Neutrality Rollback Could Hurt Cannabis

The new rules pose a big threat to the cannabis movement, which has relied on the internet as a vital tool for education, research, and political organizing.

Massachusetts Taking First Steps to Allow Cannabis Clubs

The Cannabis Control Commission unanimously approved a policy to allow the establishments, where patrons could to purchase and consume cannabis on site.

Backers of Failed Ohio Legalization Effort Announce 2018 Push

Co-founders of Responsible Ohio revealed the "Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana" measure on Monday.

California Now Accepting Cannabis License Applications

The licenses cover state-regulated cannabis production of items such as edibles, concentrates, vape cartridges, and tinctures. Review will begin immediately.

280E Tax Reform Effort Still Alive, Senator Says

A Colorado Republican behind the measure said he’s still promoting it as the House and Senate hammer out differences between their tax bills.

Lab Owner to Resign Over Alleged Ties to White Supremacist Groups

Bethany Sherman has defended her pride in being white and said she struggled to find a community where she could unashamedly express it.

Guess Which Industry Didn’t Get a Break in the Tax Bill

The final GOP tax bill—which is forecast to cost $1.4 trillion over the next decade—proceeded without so much as a vote on two cannabis amendments.

Proposed Tax Amendments Would Benefit Cannabis Industry

Cannabis industry leaders say it’s imperative that supporters contact their US senators to push for a pair of cannabis-friendly amendments to the Republican tax bill.

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