Tags : Jeff Sessions

Trump Attorney General Nominee Won’t Go After Legal Marijuana Businesses; Urges Congress To Act

At his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, attorney general nominee William Barr said he would not go after marijuana companies that have operated in compliance with earlier Justice Department guidance that was rescinded last year by his predecessor, Jeff Sessions. He also encouraged Congress to address the conflict between federal and state cannabis policies. “My approach […]Read More

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen

One Year After Jeff Sessions Rescinded A Federal Marijuana Memo, The Sky Hasn’t Fallen Exactly one year ago, then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions stoked fears in the marijuana industry by rescinding an Obama-era Justice Department memo that encouraged federal prosecutors to generally not interfere with state cannabis legalization laws. But in the year since, the government has not […]Read More

Backfire? Jeff Sessions’ marijuana memo could bring legalization

An unsurprising move by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to rescind an Obama-era memo on marijuana may have provided the impetus needed to achieve federal legalization. Many cannabis businesses and stakeholders felt reassured by the outpouring of support from elected officials across the country, including prominent Republicans in Congress. For most cannabis companies – such […]Read More

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