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GOP Congressional leadership will block a House vote
on continuing the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment (previously Rohrabacher-Farr), which prevents the Justice Department from going after state-legal MED businesses. A failure to renew the amendment would be a major victory for anti-cannabis Attorney General Jeff Sessions (R).
Trump confidant Roger Stone threatened to sue
the Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition for $1M, after it dropped him as a speaker during an upcoming Los Angeles event. The Minority Cannabis Business Association and other groups were boycotting the event on account of Stone’s history of racially charged remarks. For more see here
L. A. city councilman Marqueece Harris-Dawson is calling on the city to recruit minority cannabis entrepreneurs
, create cannabis business incubators for them and do more to promote people of color in the industry.
Ontario dispensaries will be run by the province
, the way liquor stores are in several Canadian provinces.
Cannabis professionals are running for seats
in the Illinois and California legislatures and the New York City Council, among other posts.
German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz, head of the liberal Social Democrat party, said he favors a national referendum
on legalization, but did not say how if he would vote. In the polls, he trails incumbent conservative Angela Merkel.