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Colorado to Sessions: Cannabis Industry Working, Can Do Better

Colorado's legal marijuana industry is working — and can work better with federal collaboration, the state's governor and Republican attorney general told U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Oregon Governor and Police Superintendent Slam Sessions’ Memo

Top Oregon officials this week lashed out at US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recent attack on the state’s legal cannabis system.

Governors of 2 Cannabis States Push Back on Trump Administration

Governors in at least two states that have legalized recreational marijuana are pushing back against the Trump administration and defending their efforts to regulate the industry.

Cannabis States Try to Curb Smuggling, Fend off Administration

Legal cannabis states are trying to clamp down on "diversion" even as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions presses for enforcement of federal laws against marijuana.

Judge Halts Feds’ Cannabis Case, Citing Rohrabacher-Blumenauer

Still need a reason to care about that obscure federal spending provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment? Here’s one.

In White House’s Quest to End Opioid Crisis, Where’s Cannabis?

Cannabis has been conspicuously absent from the White House’s discussion of the opioid crisis despite growing evidence it that the plant could help reduce overdoses.

Senators Urge Trump Administration to Consider Cannabis as Opioid Alternative

Two US senators have submitted several suggested reforms to the White House, including the use of medical cannabis as an alternative to opioid painkillers.

Jeff Sessions’ (Unfounded) Love Letter to DARE

At the anti-drug organization's 30th annual conference, Sessions sang the group's praises. One problem: DARE didn’t work.

Koch Network Warns Trump Against ‘Failed’ Cannabis Fight

The conservative Koch political network is coming out hard against the Trump administration’s plan to step up enforcement of the nation’s cannabis laws.

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

Introducing ‘The Haymaker,’ Leafly’s Politics & Culture Column. This Week: Sessions Out?

In his new weekly column, Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott dreams of the Justice Department after the departure of Jefferson Beauregard.

California Assembly OKs Bill to Prevent Cooperation With Feds on Enforcement

Despite pushback from law enforcement groups, lawmakers moved forward with a bill to prevent police from assisting with a federal cannabis crackdown.

Justice Department Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement

A prosecutor who was crucial in writing the DOJ's harsh new sentencing policy is now turning his focus to cannabis.

DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine," according to Chuck Rosenberg, the DEA’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic.

Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat

An unusual proposal aimed at speeding access to medical cannabis could ultimately land patients in jail—and put medical programs in 29 states at risk.

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