Cannabis News Box

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

The Marijuana Justice Act finally gets the support of Kamala Harris

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 27, 2018

On Thursday, May 10, US Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) declared her support for the Marijuana Justice Act, which could contribute to legalizing cannabis in the U.S. at the federal level. Harris signed on to congressional legislation that would eliminate cannabis from the US Controlled Substances Act - ...

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Colorado Senator and US Attorney General Sessions protest, butt heads over Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

February 12, 2018

Political unrest reached an all time high after Colorado senator decided to protest against US Attorney General Jeff Sessions action to repeal the Cole Memo – a memo that prevented federal interference in states with legal cannabis laws. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner threatened to hold up Department of Justice nominations until Sessions made changes. ...

California congresswoman introduces legislation to replace Cole Memo

California congresswoman introduces legislation to replace Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

January 16, 2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' decision to repeal the Cole Memo last week is seeming like less and less of a threat to the cannabis industry after House representatives are finding other ways to replace the memo. First cannabis entrepreneurs called Sessions' order to repeal the Cole Memo a mere publicity...

California Cannabis entrepreneurs claim US Attorney General’s policy to repeal Cole Memo guidelines is just a publicity stunt

California Cannabis entrepreneurs claim US Attorney General’s policy to repeal Cole Memo guidelines is just a publicity stunt

Annureet Kaur

January 11, 2018

California had just started legal sales of social cannabis when US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice would rescind the Cole Memo. The Cole Memo, originally drafted by James M. Cole, states that law enforcement and prosecutors should avoid persecuting those abiding ...

Colorado Congress members send letter to US Attorney General to reinstate Cole Memo

Colorado Congress members send letter to US Attorney General to reinstate Cole Memo

Annureet Kaur

January 10, 2018

Colorado congress members wrote a letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions urging him to reconsider the rescission of the Cole Memo. Democratic representatives Jared Polis, Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter, and Republican Rep. Mike Coffman signed the letter to Attorney General Sessions. In it, they...

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions