BREAKING: White House Warns Of Crackdown On Recreational Marijuana

In a departure from the Obama administration’s policies, the White House said Thursday that the Trump administration is likely to crack down on recreational marijuana use.

“I do think you’ll see greater enforcement,” said White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “The Department of Justice, I think, will be further looking into [the issue]. I believe they are going to continue to enforce the laws on the books with respect to recreational marijuana.” Continue reading “BREAKING: White House Warns Of Crackdown On Recreational Marijuana”

What You Need To Know About Houston’s New Marijuana Policy

Marijuana policy in Houston is quickly evolving under a newly-minted district attorney with an eye towards keeping small-time offenders out of jails and free of a burdensome criminal record.

On Thursday, District Attorney Kim Ogg announced the new policy with Mayor Sylvester Turner, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Continue reading “What You Need To Know About Houston’s New Marijuana Policy”

The DEA Is Hiring Weed Couriers

The federal government is looking to hire teams of professionals to transport “Bulk Marijuana and Other Hazardous Waste Materials,” according to a solicitation notice posted this week.

The work will mostly take place in Houston, El Paso and Phoenix, where the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says agents seize “enormous amounts of marijuana each year” largely as a result of referrals from the U.S. Border Patrol. Continue reading “The DEA Is Hiring Weed Couriers”

US Senators Propose Better Bank Access For Marijuana-Related Businesses

Marijuana-related businesses often have trouble getting access to banking services, even in states where cannabis has been legalized. US Senator Elizabeth Warren wants to change that.

Elizabeth Warren and several other US Senators have asked the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network to stop punishing banks that do business with cannabis-related businesses in states where these have been legalized. Continue reading “US Senators Propose Better Bank Access For Marijuana-Related Businesses”

What’s That Smell? It’s ‘Cannabis Flower’ Perfume, Dahling

Years ago, when the cosmetics retailer Sephora asked perfumer Mark Crames to create a fragrance based on the scent of cannabis, he knew he faced a formidable challenge. He would have to capture the slightly animalistic, skunky cannabis vibe, but temper it to please the nose with notes of flowers and spice. Make it so beautiful people will spritz it on their neck and that soft spot on their wrists. Make it smell like fresh bud. Continue reading “What’s That Smell? It’s ‘Cannabis Flower’ Perfume, Dahling”

Colorado Proposes To Build Affordable Housing With Legal Marijuana Tax Revenues

A new initiative by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper seeks to divert $16.3 million in tax revenue generated from the state’s legal marijuana trade toward creating permanently affordable housing units for homeless individuals in the state. Continue reading “Colorado Proposes To Build Affordable Housing With Legal Marijuana Tax Revenues”