Morocco: Political Blow to Cannabis Legalization Effort
Morroco has long been the world’s leading cannabis producer, but the conservative monarchy has managed to keep any talk of legalization out of political discourse—until last year, when the country’s biggest opposition party submitted a bill in parliament to at least allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial purposes.
Now that effort has been dealt a setback, with the unexpected resignation of Ilyas El-Omari as head of the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM).
El-Omari was both the country’s most important opposition figure and leading advocate of cannabis legalization. Under his leadership, the center-left PAM achieved impressive gains in parliamentary and municipal races. Following last year’s elections, it became the biggest party in the country’s parliament, with 106 seats, after the conservative Justice and Development Party (PJD). El-Omari’s surprise resignation could threaten these advances.
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Santa Ana marijuana dispensary modernizes the way to purchase pot
There’s a new joint in town.
MedMen, one of the largest marijuana retailers in the country, opened its newest medical marijuana dispensary last month in Santa Ana, making its 3,000 square feet of retail space one of the largest dispensaries in the county.
The cannibis firm offers around 1,000 products, including concentrates, marijuana buds, edibles, canine/feline products and topicals.
“Our aim is to make this a true retail experience by being innovative and bringing in new products,” said Daniel Yi, 50, MedMen director of communications.
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Congressmen Want to Know Why Jeff Sessions Is Standing in the Way of Marijuana Research
Congressional forces, at least the dedicated few with enough cojones to swing violent haymakers in the name of marijuana reform on Capitol Hill, are working to get U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify his personal decision to squash an expansion effort designed to improve the state of cannabis research in the United States.
Earlier this week, federal lawmakers fired off a letter to Alabama’s own pot-hating boner boy, asking him to provide them with some explanation as to why the Justice Department has stalled a program that would allow more growers, other than the University of Mississippi, to produce research marijuana.
The letter was sent in response to a recent article in the Washington Post, which suggested that the DEA is unable to license any additional growers because the Justice Department has simply refused to give the necessary approval. A law enforcement official close to the situation told the news source “they’re sitting on it… they just will not act on these things.”
Now, the congressmen are demanding answers.
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