New York Governor Cuomo Looking for Legalization Plan – He Should Look West

New York Governor Cuomo Looking for Legalization Plan – He Should Look West

Federal prohibition is dying, but it could still take three years, or five years, or seven years to make it official.  In the meantime, there is no reason for the federal government to prevent legal states from moving product between their tracking systems via licensed distributors.  Allowing states like Oregon and California to send their excess product into other legal markets, while eliminating the need for newly legal states like New York to create even more redundant production capacity, and will go a long way towards reducing the flow of cannabis into illicit markets.

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Big Victory for Patients in Senate - But What's Next?

Big Victory for Patients in Senate - But What's Next?

The Senate Appropriations Committee struck a blow yesterday for medical cannabis patients and those who serve them when they voted to extend the Rohrbacher-Farr amendment. The amendment, which has been in place since 2014, forbids the Department of Justice and their "beleaguered" Attorney General Jeff Sessions from spending resources to prosecute MMJ providers operating under color of state law. Sessions, who lobbied both publicly and privately for authority to do so, is not having a good week.

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