‘Trading a Constitutional Right for Pain Relief’: The Week in Cannabis Quotes

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Covering everything from entrepreneurial Girl Scouts to enlightened gun lovers,  here are the week’s most notable cannabis quotables.

“Trading a constitutional right for pain relief is a choice no one should have to make.”

—David Keene, former NRA president, in a Washington Times op-ed arguing against depriving MMJ patients of gun ownership

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“We really want girls to be cookie entrepreneurs, to find new and creative ways to reach customers.”

—Girl Scouts spokeswoman AnneMarie Harper, supporting the San Diego Girl Scout who sold 312 boxes of cookies in six hours outside a cannabis dispensary, in the New York Times

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“(It’s) a necessary first step of righting the wrongs of the past.”

—Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, on erasing hundreds of criminal convictions for misdemeanor cannabis possession

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“We have a drug-testing policy: You have to test pot. If you don’t like it, you don’t have to try it again.”

Tony Magee, founder and CEO of Lagunitas Brewing Company, speaking at the National Cannabis Industry Association’s Seed to Sale Show 

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“We do want to find a solution to make sure that businesses that have large access to cash have a way to get them into a depository institution for it to be safe.”

—Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, testifying before the House Financial Services Committee regarding cannabis and banking 

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