STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

On June 7, 2018, Senators Elizabeth Warren (Democrat - Massachusetts) and Cory Gardner (Republican - Colorado) introduced bipartisan legislation that would allow states to regulate cannabis without incurring any federal interference. The Strengthening the Tenth Amendment Through Entrusting States … Read more about STATES Act a Game Changer for Cannabis

Sessions’ Anti-Weed Agenda Benefiting Legal Cannabis Industry

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions began serving under current US President Donald Trump, the cannabis industry held its collective breath, anticipating the worst. Sessions' aversion to cannabis is well-known; he once declared, "Good people don’t smoke marijuana." His anti-cannabis agenda was a … Read more about Sessions’ Anti-Weed Agenda Benefiting Legal Cannabis Industry

Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Remains – Omnibus Passes Including Protections for Medical Marijuana

The Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment protecting medical marijuana initiatives at the state level has survived yet another budget crisis. Early this morning, Congress has passed a $1.3 trillion spending bill comprising multiple budgetary areas, hence its "omnibus" bill designation. This massive bill, … Read more about Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Remains – Omnibus Passes Including Protections for Medical Marijuana

RLG Reacts to the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act) 

A bill has been introduced in the House that would protect states with cannabis laws from interference by the Federal government. Known as the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act), the bill would protect both medical and recreational cannabis at the … Read more about RLG Reacts to the Restraining Excessive Federal Enforcement and Regulations of Cannabis Act (REFER Act) 

MED Releases Statement Regarding Sessions’ Revocation of Guidance

The Colorado Department of Revenue Marijuana Enforcement Division (the "MED") has responded to last week's news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had rescinded previous guidance regarding marijuana enforcement, including the Cole Memo. The text of the bulletin reads: January 5, … Read more about MED Releases Statement Regarding Sessions’ Revocation of Guidance

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

Today, in a disheartening development for the cannabis industry, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo rescinding previous nationwide marijuana-specific enforcement guidance. The memo stated: “Given the Department’s well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific … Read more about US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, RLG Emphasizes Importance of Rohrabacher-Farr

Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again

The fate of medical cannabis hangs in the balance once again, as the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment, also known as Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment [“the Amendment” or the “Rohrabacher-Farr”]is set to expire on December 22. Rohrabacher-Farr, which has protected state medical marijuana programs from … Read more about Future of Rohrabacher-Farr Uncertain Yet Again

Medical Cannabis in Danger as Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment Expiration Looms

Despite campaign lip-service to supporting medicinal cannabis, we've long known that the current administration is anti-cannabis in all forms, be it medical or recreational, but up until this point, we haven't seen any significant backward progress in policy, despite the attempts of Attorney General … Read more about Medical Cannabis in Danger as Hinchey-Rohrabacher Amendment Expiration Looms