Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Purchase of Venezuelan Petro

President Trump issued an Executive Order last week prohibiting U.S. citizens from purchasing any digital currencies that benefit the Venezuelan government, such as the Petro. The executive order gives Treasury Secretary Mnuchin the authority to issue any necessary measures to enforce the order. … Read more about Trump Issues Executive Order Banning Purchase of Venezuelan Petro

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

OMB Issues Report on Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations

The nonpartisan White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has released a report breaking down the costs and benefits of various federal regulations. The report analyzed federal regulations considered "major" - meaning that they have $100 million or more in economic impact - over a ten … Read more about OMB Issues Report on Costs and Benefits of Federal Regulations

President Trump Advancing Plan Which Advocates for Stronger Penalties for Drug Dealers

It now appears that the Trump administration is advancing their plan to impose stricter penalties in order to address the opioid epidemic, and may make it public as early as next Monday, when the President is scheduled to appear in New Hampshire. Among other things, the plan calls for a mandatory … Read more about President Trump Advancing Plan Which Advocates for Stronger Penalties for Drug Dealers

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

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

Jeff Sessions and His Not-So-Secret Agenda

Please go home sir, the whole Benjamin Button thing is creepy. It appears that the other shoe has finally dropped. This week Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on congressional leaders to “reconsider their support” of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment. In typical Trump administration fashion, … Read more about Jeff Sessions and His Not-So-Secret Agenda