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Mayors of 6 US Cities Push Federal MJ Reform
Posted by CN Staff on June 11, 2018 at 14:03:52 PT
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press 
Source: Associated Press 

cannabis Portland, Ore. -- Mayors from six U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot.

Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento � all in marijuana-friendly states � sponsored a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston that asked the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things.

It was approved unanimously by the broader gathering Monday, Larry Jones said, a spokesman for the conference....

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://cannabisnews.com/news/29/thread29296.shtml


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Denver, Thornton mayors join with other U.S. city leaders to call for federal marijuana policy reforms

Proposals aim to improve banking access for cannabis businesses, safeguard state regulations

Jon Murray

June 11, 2018

 

The Denver and Thornton mayors have joined a new coalition of U.S. city leaders that will lobby Congress and the Trump administration to increase local control over marijuana policy.

 

Announced during the weekend meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston, the group’s formation is the latest effort by state and local political leaders to safeguard varying levels of marijuana legalization from potential federal interference.

 

The Government for Responsible U.S. Cannabis Policy Coalition — formed by Denver’s Michael Hancock, Thornton’s Heidi Williams and several other mayors — also aims to provide better access to the banking system for businesses in the legal marijuana industry by changing certain federal rules. Those include descheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act....

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/06/11/denver-thornton-mayors-marijuana-policy-change/

 


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Ted Wheeler among 7 mayors who want pot removed from federal list of illegal drugs

 

 

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayors from seven U.S. cities in states with legal marijuana said Monday they have formed a coalition to push for federal marijuana policy reform just days after President Donald Trump expressed support for bipartisan congressional legislation to ease the federal ban on pot.

 

Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento — all in marijuana-friendly states — sponsored a resolution at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston that asked the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things.....

 

 

 

 

https://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2018/06/ted_wheeler_joins_group_of_may.html#incart_river_index


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