JANUARY 5, 2018
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RESCINDS COLE MEMO: HERE’S WHAT TO EXPECT
Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Department of Justice’s move to rescind the “Cole Memo” and two additional memos related to marijuana enforcement policy. These memos, issued in 2013 and 2014, have helped to clarify the Department’s response to state-legal cannabis activity.
This is disturbing news for the cannabis industry and the majority of U.S. voters who support legal cannabis. However, the rescinding of this memo does not necessarily mean that any major change in enforcement policy is on the horizon. This has been, and still will be, a matter of prosecutorial discretion.
The National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) team in D.C. is working tirelessly to ensure that the administration and the Department of Justice uphold President Trump’s campaign promise to not interfere with state-legal cannabis programs by making sure they understand that regulated cannabis is successfully undercutting the criminal market, while funding important state programs.
At this time, it’s critical the cannabis industry unify to amplify that message so it’s crystal clear. It’s also imperative that Congress take action to align federal legislation with the majority of states, which now allow some form of legal cannabis.
One pressing issue before Congress is Senator Leahy’s appropriations amendment which would prevent the DOJ from using resources to undermine state medical cannabis laws. (The Senate’s version of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Amendment in the House.)
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Urge them to include the Leahy Amendment in the upcoming Omnibus Appropriations Bill.
Talking points to help guide your call are:
NCIA’s official statement in response to today’s Department of Justice announcement.
Well here we are! Its a jumble of new rules and regulations that quite alarming for all of us. Farmer to consumer are all new at this legal game. We are going to do our best to keep you informed as new information comes our way.
For now, here are some things to digest:
Under AUMA it is LEGAL for any adult 21 or over to:
Marygold presents the Loyalty Program!
Now patients automatically accumulate loyalty points with every order placed! Every dollar spent (before tax) translates to points. For example, a $50 dollar order (before tax) earns 50 loyalty points.
In addition to that way to accumulate points we will be having
~ double point days every order will be worth double the points
~ Refer a Friend gives each patient 100 points
~ Marygold will also be awarding bonus points to members periodically
Loyalty points can be saved up to redeem rewards on future orders!
When you have enough points saved up and you go to check out, a button will be available located under your cart that says ‘redeem rewards’. When you click this button, your available loyalty points and rewards will be shown. You can then add the reward you wish to redeem and the reward will be applied to your order!
Rewards currently available are outlined below:
275 points = Free gram of flowers
500 points = Free edible anywhere from $5-$25
500 points = $10 off your order!
700 points = Free eighth of flowers
1000 points = $20 off your order!
Its a little dance we in this industry know all to well., credit card processing is an issue. Its convenient and we all love them. But there is a catch, for us anyway. You see the federal government still classifies our beloved as a Schedule I Controlled Substance having no medical applications. Load of you know what right? Right. We know that's wrong, literally everyone involved knows its wrong but yet financial institutions are bound by rules put there for good reason because...money! We have some power here if we choose to use it, Votes. I know the electoral college and whatever but Representative Mark DeSaulnier (202) 225-2095 (Washington DC Office) is very interested in how his constituents feel about these matters. His office in Walnut Creek is located at 3100 Oak Road Suite 110 Walnut Creek, CA 94597 and can be reached by phone at (925) 933-2660, drop by and tell him you'dlike to see legislation to reclassify brought to the floor and if one shows up, you'd like for him to back it. Democracy!
Disasters bring out the best and worst of humanity. I have been blow away by the capeless hero's in the Lone Star state. Miles of good ole boys saddling up their ATV's, RV's and boats to race towards what everyone else was running away from! That is inspiring! That is American. We shine in the face of adversity.
Where there is good there is evil and diversion of good faith donations happens every time there is a disaster. It seems the era of information has given us all homework to do. We did't go with The American Red Cross because only 3% of the donations go towards the cause to support their massive corporate structure.
The Humane Society is always a good bet, chronically under funded and forgotten when disaster strikes. Local food banks are also a good choice because they are staffed by members of the community and usually connected to the most vulnerable already.
That's how we chose to donate, a little common sense coupled with a desire to really help those who need it.