Protests were everywhere on Inauguration Day, including some that turned violent. But one protest seemed to fly under the radar on the day that Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States: a protest organized by DCMJ, the group behind the successful effort in Washington D.C. in 2014 to legalize the recreational use and possession of marijuana.
President-Elect Trump’s pick for Attorney General – Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions – testified before Congress last week as part of his confirmation process. The hearing probably got the most media attention of any of Trump’s cabinet picks, and for brief moments the discussion turned to the topic of cannabis legalization.
On Election Night 2016 voters in Nevada approved Question 2, which allows adults 21 years of age and older who are not already part of the state’s medical marijuana program to possess up to an ounce of cannabis and/or up to 3.5 grams of concentrates. Adults are also allowed to grow up to 6 plants at home as long as they are more than 25 miles away from a marijuana retail shop. These things are now officially legal in NV.
Former Drug Enforcement Administration spokesperson Belita Nelson recently spoke at the Marijuana for Medical Professionals Conference in Denver, Colorado and she let some truth fly about why the DEA continues to fight to keep marijuana illegal.
“Marijuana is safe, we know it is safe. It’s our cash cow and we will never give up,” she said during her speech.
Sales in October actually took a dip when compared with September, but sales in October 2016 were up 46% over sales in October 2015. Obviously, as legal supply increases, so will overall sales.