Trump says he’ll support protections for legal marijuana. Here’s what politicians and cannabis insiders are saying.

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By Alex Pasquariello Politicians and cannabis industry insiders, alike, were surprised Monday morning by Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner’s announcement that he has struck a deal with President Donald J. Trump that would protect states’ marijuana laws from federal interference. The post Trump says he’ll support protections for legal marijuana. Here’s what politicians and cannabis insiders… Read more »

Colorado Senator: Trump Plans on Fixing Federal Marijuana Problem ‘Once and for All’

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By Duke London Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner has agreed on a deal with President Trump that would end his boycott of the Department of Justice (DOJ) nomination process over US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ directive to prosecute cannabis-related offenses federally. Gardner responded to Sessions’ January memo that directed federal prosecutors to focus once again… Read more »

Louisiana House backs expansion of medical marijuana program

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By The Associated Press Louisiana lawmakers are moving to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, as the product nears availability within months. The post Louisiana House backs expansion of medical marijuana program appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist

Breaking Bad Laws, Albuquerque Reduces Pot Possession Penalty

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By Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Possession of small amounts of marijuana will no longer be a criminal offense in New Mexico’s largest city. Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller signed legislation Thursday, April 12, 2018, amending the city’s criminal code, making low-level pot possession of 1 ounce (28.35 grams) or less without a valid medical… Read more »

Dogs become sick after ingesting marijuana at Vermont state park

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By The Associated Press Two dog owners say their pets became sick after walking off-leash at Mount Philo State Park in Charlotte. One says her dog tested positive for THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana. The post Dogs become sick after ingesting marijuana at Vermont state park appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source::… Read more »

Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana has been freed

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By The Associated Press A New Orleans man whose 13-year sentence for possessing a small amount of marijuana drew nationwide attention has been released from prison. The post Man sentenced to 13 years for 3 grams of marijuana has been freed appeared first on The Cannabist. …read more Source:: The Cannabist