Marijuana Activists Say Giving The Industry An Option To Keep Their Inventory Legal Is A Valuable Idea For Recreational Pot States.

NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi Other items funded by recreational pot in Colorado include training for police in identifying stoned drivers, a public-education campaign aimed at reducing teen marijuana use, and an array of medical studies on marijuana’s effectiveness treating ailments such as seizures or post-traumatic stress disorder. The proposal comes amid mixed signals from the federal government on how the Trump administration plans to treat states that aren’t enforcing federal drug law. Spicer said the president understands the pain and suffering many people, especially those with terminal diseases, endure “and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them.” But Attorney General Jeff Sessions has voiced doubts about pot’s medical value. “Medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much,” Sessions said in a speech to law enforcement agencies in Richmond, Virginia. Marijuana activists say giving Green Rush the industry an option to keep their inventory legal is a valuable idea for recreational pot states. They point out that a change in federal policy wouldn’t make the drug magically disappear from the eight states that allow recreational use, along with Washington, D.C. “It would be very harmful to the state if it reverts back entirely to an underground market,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Marijuana Policy Project, a pro-legalization activist group. Farmworkers transport newly-harvested marijuana plants, at Los Suenos Farms, America’s largest legal open air marijuana farm, in Avondale, southern Colorado. (Brennan Linsley/AP) If the bill becomes law, Colorado would be the first pot state to take action to protect producers from a federal drug crackdown, marijuana analysts said. A bill pending in the Oregon Legislature aims to shield the names and other personal information of pot buyers by making it illegal for shops to keep an internal log of customers’ personal data, a practice that is already banned or discouraged in Colorado, Alaska and Washington state.

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