Personal Cultivation Of Cannabis: Constitutional Concerns And The Cole Memo

Home Grow Options for WA are limited

By Bailey Hirschburg The following is one section of a report presented by Washington NORML to the state’s Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) regarding their study of regulatory options for home growing. WA NORML’s full report, “Personal Cultivation of Cannabis: A look at policy alternatives” can be found here: The study was mandated by recently Read the full article…

OLCC Approves Medical Bump-Up Canopy For Marijuana Producers


OREGON: The Oregon Liquor Control Commission today approved rules allowing growers licensed in Oregon’s Recreational Marijuana Program to grow marijuana specifically for Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP) cardholders.  Under this “medical bump-up” arrangement recreational producers will be allowed to grow additional canopy above what is allowed in their OLCC license. The new rules allow producers to enter Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Jeff Sessions Being Confirmed As Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Despite historic opposition to a nominee for Attorney General, today Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed to assume the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official. “Jeff Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with the laws regarding marijuana in over half of Read the full article…

Former Deputy Attorney General James Cole Reflects Back On The Cole Memos

James Cole looks back on the "Cole Memo"

NEW YORK: Pot podcaster Cannabis Economy has released an in-depth interview with Former US Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole whose three memos reset Justice Department guidance regarding federal oversight of legal cannabis.  The conversation is Episode 140 on the Cannabis Economy podcast app on iTunes, Google Play or found through the iTunes Podcast App. “You can’t prosecute every case involving Read the full article…

Washington State Liquor Control Board Files Rule Revision For Marijuana Shop Locations

Green Anne Dispensary in Queen Anne section of Seattle.

WASHINGTON:  The Washington State Liquor Control Board has announced that it will file an emergency rule revision on October 16th to make a change to the rules which specifies how far recreational marijuana shops must be from schools, child centers, and public parks.

Medical Marijuana Patients Need Protection NOT Policy Rhetoric. Will Congress Step Up?

If the second Cole Memo is truly aimed at helping patients, Congress must step in and grant states time to bring themselves into compliance without threats and intimidation by rogue U.S. Attorneys.

CALIFORNIA: Last Thursday, Deputy Attorney General James Cole issued a long-awaited memo laying out the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) policy on state marijuana laws. At my office at Americans for Safe Access, we were all experiencing a kind of déjà-vu as the emails started flooding in. However, our excitement began to diminish as we read through the details.