Tag Archives: U.S. Attorneys

Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. Jeff Sessions has not.

WASHINGTON — Marijuana has enjoyed some head winds lately, even as regulating it faces an uncertain future in the Trump administration. Over the past week, Trump promised not to go after marijuana suppliers and users who are obeying their state

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal

In the murky world of D.C. marijuana law, “pop-up” markets thrive

WASHINGTON – At the XO Lounge in downtown Washington one January night, people who paid a $10 cover charge were greeted with samples of caramel popcorn, brownies and crisped-rice treats – all infused with marijuana. Customers could browse three floors

New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

To the litany of challenges facing Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana business owners, add another one: The federal government could — though probably won’t — try to execute them. This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the nation’s

States mull ‘sanctuary’ status for marijuana businesses

Published: Mar 5, 2018, 10:07 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 11:54 am By Becky Bohrer, Associated Press JUNEAU, Alaska — Taking a cue from the fight over immigration, some states that have legalized marijuana are considering providing so-called sanctuary

One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice

Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:24 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the

Colo. congressional members assured by U.S. Attorney they shouldn’t expect marijuana prosecutions to rise

Published: Jan 12, 2018, 11:20 am • Updated: Jan 12, 2018, 12:43 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Members of Colorado congressional delegation say they were reassured by their state’s U.S. Attorney that the disappearance of Obama-era marijuana guidance

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