Democrats Call For Committee Hearing On Sessions’ Anti-Marijuana Policy

The letter, signed by 11 Democrats, calls for Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, a Republican from Virginia, to hold a hearing of the full House Judiciary Committee to discuss the recent move by Sessions, which gives federal prosecutors more leeway to launch marijuana cases in states that have legalized the drug […]

Colorado GOP Senator Calls Out Sessions For Breaking Pledge On Marijuana Policy

Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday morning used Twitter to blast Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ reported decision to rescind an Obama-era Justice Department policy that allowed for legalized marijuana to be possible in U.S. states despite pot being federally unlawful. “This reported action directly contradicts what Attorney General Sessions told me […]

Sessions Got Hit With The Marijuana Questions During Yesterday’s Hearing – Here’s What He Had To Say

As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians – and his past remarks on marijuana. Steve Chabot, a Republican from Ohio, which is in the process of implementing its medical marijuana program, noted that while […]

Jeff Sessions and DOJ Are Gearing up for Marijuana Crackdown

The Trump administration is readying for a crackdown on marijuana users under Attorney General Jeff Sessions. President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend […]

Jeff Sessions Wants Congress to Let Him Go After Medical Marijuana Providers

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states “from […]

Federal Cannabis Shenanigans – Cannabis Business Executive

By Matt Walstatter The election of 2016 should have given cannabis proponents great cause to celebrate. Initiatives legalizing recreational cannabis prevailed in four of the five states where they were on the ballot. Medical cannabis triumphed in all four states where it was contested. But this landslide at the state […]