This Week In Review: Top Cannabis News - 8/27-9/2/17
American Legion Adopts Resolution Supporting Medical Marijuana
The American Legion adopted a resolution Thursday urging the federal government to allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to discuss and recommend medical marijuana in states where it’s legal, adding to the group’s efforts to get cannabis in the hands of veterans it could help. Read More.
Here Are The Marijuana Amendments Congress Could Vote On Soon
Congress will consider a large federal spending bill in September, and a number of lawmakers are working to attach marijuana amendments to it. See below for a first look at those proposals, many of which appear likely to pass — if House Republican leadership doesn’t stop them from being considered in the first place. Read More.
Oregon Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Marijuana Enforcement Letter
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday pushed back against sharp questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions directed at her state and three others that have legalized recreational marijuana. Brown, in a letter dated Tuesday, tells Sessions her state’s marijuana laws are working, questions the attorney general’s criticism of Oregon’s regulatory structure, and explains the state’s efforts to safeguard public safety. Read More.
Social Use Marijuana Clubs Will Soon Be Legal In Denver, But How Many Will Open?
DENVER — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Read More.
Cannabis Veteran Todd Mitchem Running For Jared Polis's Congressional Seat
When Colorado Representative Jared Polis vacates his congressional seat after his run for governor, he'll be taking his pro-cannabis mindset with him. But cannabis policy could become an even bigger focus if Todd Mitchem takes his place in the 2nd Congressional District. Read More.