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  1. Ron Strider

    Trump Must School Sessions On Medical Marijuana

    Candidates tend to make bold promises to get into office, then they break those promises. Duh. Whether you agree with him or not, President Donald J. Trump has kept an awful lot of his promises so far. He's working to complete his promises on immigration, Obamacare repeal and tax reform while...
  2. Ron Strider

    Everything Donald Trump Said About Marijuana In 2017

    Many people were anxious to see how Donald Trump would handle marijuana policy after taking office. While on the campaign trail, Trump said he believed in medical marijuana and believed legalization should be left to the states. But what has Trump done or said about marijuana since taking...
  3. Ron Strider

    Elizabeth Warren Wants Marijuana Answers From Trump Health Nominee

    The Trump administration should carefully consider how legalizing marijuana can help reduce opioid addiction and overdose deaths, Sen. Elizabeth Warren says. "Medical marijuana has the potential to mitigate the effects of the opioid crisis," she wrote in a letter to Alex Azar, President Trump's...
  4. Ron Strider

    Woody Harrelson Smoked Weed During 'Brutal' Dinner With Donald Trump

    Woody Harrelson had to light up a joint just to make it through one dinner with now-President Donald Trump. The actor, who portrays former President Lyndon B. Johnson in the upcoming film "LBJ," recalled to Bill Maher on Friday night his dinner experience with Trump more than 15 years ago...
  5. Ron Strider

    At Phoenix Cannabis Expo, Vicente Fox Talks Marijuana Legalization, Donald Trump

    Former Mexican President Vicente Fox on Saturday made the case for broad-scale marijuana legalization in Arizona, telling a Phoenix crowd the days of failed drug policies were fading, despite rhetoric from President Donald Trump's White House. Speaking to hundreds of entrepreneurs, industry...
  6. Ron Strider

    Trump, Congress, Should Give Hemp Farmers A Break

    During his surprisingly successful bid for the presidency, Donald Trump famously sought out rural America and American farmers, and for good reasons beyond politics. For years, farmers in Colorado and other states have struggled against falling prices, global competition and a drain of talent...
  7. Ron Strider

    Mr. President, Back Off Our Weed - Profits Are High

    July 1 marked the premiere of legal cannabis for adult use in Nevada. In just four days, over $3 million in sales was generated. The demand was so high that the dispensaries ran out of weed, forcing the Republican governor to endorse emergency measures that would help put more pot on the shelves...
  8. Ron Strider

    Trump Confidant Roger Stone Apologizes After Cannabis Industry Threatens To Boycott

    Roger Stone, a longtime Republican strategist and frequent advisor to President Donald Trump, is apologizing for racist and misogynistic remarks he made after cannabis activists and executives threatened to boycott his keynote speech at an industry conference in September. The calls for a...
  9. Ron Strider

    Is Big Pharma For Or Against Legalizing Medical Marijuana? Maybe Both

    People growing their own marijuana is a significant concern to Big Pharma. As state legalization of cannabis-derivatives spreads, the drug companies contemplating the potential of medical marijuana see a threat from both homegrown and professionally harvested medical-grade marijuana. Pharma...
  10. Ron Strider

    Trump's Top Strategist Trying To Convince The President To Legalize Marijuana

    At exactly 4:20 p.m. on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Pasadena, California, nearly a thousand people crammed inside a lecture hall to listen as five experts discussed the politics of "Weed Nation." Sitting at the center of the panel was a well-tanned man with firmly parted white hair and...
  11. Ron Strider

    Trump's DOJ Gears Up For Crackdown On Marijuana

    The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump's Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link...
  12. Ron Strider

    Donald Trump Owes His Presidency To Pro-Cannabis Voters, According To Roger Stone

    Donald Trump owes his electoral victory to pro-cannabis voters according to political strategist Roger Stone, who wants the president to repay the favor by getting out of the way of the movement to legalize marijuana. Stone - a longtime confidant of Trump - recently launched the United States...
  13. Ron Strider

    One Of Trump's Closest Allies Is Starting A Lobbying Group To Legalize Marijuana

    Longtime Trump adviser and staunch conservative Roger Stone has a new mission: legalizing marijuana nationwide. Stone announced on Friday at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York the formation of the bipartisan United States Cannabis Coalition, an advocacy group with the...
  14. Ron Strider

    This Man May Be Legal Weed's Best Hope

    One of the most notorious dirty tricksters in American politics has a new cause: Convincing Donald Trump to legalize marijuana. Roger Stone, a longtime Trump friend and ally who's a prominent figure in the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, has formed the...
  15. Ron Strider

    The War On Drugs Explains The Trump Administration

    What's the standard line on President Donald Trump these days? That he's an erratic creature of no fixed commitments and no stable policy objectives? Not so fast. In fact, Trump's entire administration can be understood through the lens of his weird, consistent, unwavering adherence to a 1980s...
  16. Ron Strider

    Here's The One Thing The Marijuana Industry Should Fear Most

    Although it could still be decades before marijuana is legalized at the national level, the sale of cannabis products in states that have allowed this newfound industry to operate the same as any other part of legitimate commerce is growing faster with each passing year. Some of the latest...
  17. Ron Strider

    Bipartisan Senators Look To Address Banking Risk For Marijuana Industry

    Republican and Democratic senators on Wednesday renewed their drive to make banking easier for marijuana-based businesses in those U.S. states where the drug is legal, undeterred by signals from the Trump administration about maintaining tough marijuana restrictions nationally. The eight...
  18. Ron Strider

    Oregon Moves To Protect Legal Cannabis From Trump Administration

    Oregon lawmakers have taken steps to protect customers of the state's legal cannabis industry from exposing their identities and personal information to the federal government. Anticipating interference by federal drug agents under the Trump administration's plan to crack down on cannabis, a...
  19. Ron Strider

    Sessions' War On Drugs Has Medical Marijuana Advocates Worried

    A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized in 29 states and the District that have broad public backing. In a "signing statement" that accompanied Trump's...
  20. Ron Strider

    Addicted To The War On Drugs: President Trump Has Us Back In An Old-Style Fight

    America and the world have learned hard lessons about the failings of the war on drugs. For too long, we saw drugs as an invasion to be repelled rather than as a public health crisis to be answered. We treated drug addiction as a crime, not as a health issue. We incarcerated too many drug users...