Trump’s U.S. Attorney General Nominee Could Destroy Current Cannabis Policies

Category: Politics | Posted on Wed, December, 14th 2016 by THCFinder

When I went to MJ Biz Con  last month, I attended a panel called “Win, Lose, or Draw: 2016 Election Post Game” that featured various cannabis policy experts.  One of those experts was Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of The Drug Policy Alliance.  When Nadelmann was asked about post election presidential results, he actually stood on the stage and addressed the audience and stated, “This administration that we have just voted in to our federal government is going to be the biggest test of the American democracy since the Civil War. We should all be profoundly concerned, and what we did is the most devastatingly destructive thing we could’ve done on a national front.”  He stated this during a portion of the panel discussion where the speakers were urging people in the cannabis industry (or entering the cannabis industry) to work together on collaborative efforts in order to keep the ground we have made so far and also to, hopefully, gain more. 

It appears that Nadelmann and other panelists, such as Dale Sky Jones, Exectuive Chancellor at Oaksterdam University, who followed up Nadelmann’s statement and urged cannabis industry professionals to stand in a unified voice, were spot on about this being a critical time for us to stand together, since now we are facing an anti-marijuana U.S. Attorney General.  Yes, Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Senator whom President-elect Trump nominated to this position, seems to have some kind of cruel plan in store to modify the way our federal government approaches states that legalized marijuana.  

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/trumps-attorney-general-nominee-destroy-current-cannabis-policies/


7 Reasons President Trump Is Unlikely to Fight Legal Marijuana

Category: Politics | Posted on Fri, December, 9th 2016 by THCFinder

A look at why it would be hard to stop what the states have started

With Donald Trump nominating Cabinet members who have spoken out against legal marijuana, some are arguing that the war on drugs may make a comeback. But while there’s reason for anxiety among those selling recreational marijuana legally in states like Colorado and Washington, an all-out war remains unlikely.

Experts say that trying to undo legalization at this point would come with serious economic and political hurdles.

Read More:http://time.com/4594445/legal-marijuana-trump-sessions-policy/


Senator Jeff Sessions: “Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana”

Category: Politics | Posted on Sun, November, 20th 2016 by THCFinder

Racist Senator Jeff Sessions who once said,”Good People Don’t Smoke Marijuana”, could turn out to be drug law reformers worst nightmare come true. Tom Angell at Marijuana.com reports that President-elect Donald Trump has offered the top spot in the Justice Department, Attorney General, to U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an ardent opponent of marijuana law reform, several news organizations are reporting.

In his report Angell says,”If Sessions becomes attorney general, which would require a confirmation vote by his fellow senators early next year, it will likely become much more challenging for marijuana law reform supporters to encourage the new president to keep his cannabis campaign pledges.”

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/senator-jeff-sessions-good-people-dont-smoke-marijuana/


Ask Donald Trump to Support States Cannabis Laws [Petition]

Category: Politics | Posted on Sat, November, 19th 2016 by THCFinder

President Obama stated in 2014 that he would continue to allow states to make the decision whether or not to legalize marijuana. And while it’s looking like President-elect Donald Trump has his work cut out for him, we’re hoping that he too will continue to allow the states control over this decision.

Trump has stated that he thinks that marijuana legalization should be up to the states. You can check out his stance on legalization here.

However, with a new administration filling the seats of the White House and a complete party shift in both the House and the Senate, now more than ever, the people must make their voices heard.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/ask-donald-trump-support-states-cannabis-laws-petition/


You’re Not Against Cannabis Legalization, You’re Against Corporate Weed (And That’s Cool, But…)

Category: Politics | Posted on Wed, October, 26th 2016 by THCFinder

When it comes to the cannabis industry, it’s time for the weed heads to ban together to keep out the greed heads. And that starts with how you vote this November.

I’ve been a cannabis journalist for fifteen years, and just published a book called How To Smoke Pot (Properly) that includes a lengthy section titled, “Cannabis Should Transform Capitalism, Not the Other Way Around.” I’ve also had the honor and privilege, as a longtime HIGH TIMES editor, of spending quality time with countless “Mom & Pop” cannabis growers, infused product makers, extract artists and retailers. I love this community, and what we stand for—liberty, reason, resistance, compassion, inclusion and stony solidarity in the face of terrible injustice.

So yeah, I’m staunchly opposed to any kind of corporate take-over of cannabis. And yeah, it’s already happening, and has been happening for years—aided and abetted by the suddenly weed-friendly corporate media.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/politics/youre-not-against-cannabis-legalization-youre-against-corporate-weed-and-thats-cool-but/


WikiLeaks Hack Reveals Clinton Campaign’s Plan on Marijuana

Category: Politics | Posted on Tue, October, 18th 2016 by THCFinder

WikiLeaks’ latest exposure of political emails shows the staff behind Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign made it a point to brief her on the issue of marijuana prior to a debate. It also shows that a Clinton administration is not likely to make any significant changes to marijuana policy at the federal level.

preparatory document found in the hacked emails of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, details exactly what Hillary was advised to say if asked whether she would legalize marijuana as the next leader of the free world.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/wikileaks-hack-reveals-clinton-campaigns-plan-on-marijuana/



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