In Response To Sessions, Berkeley Votes To Become First Marijuana Sanctuary City

As California continues to function in a new era of legal marijuana, Berkeley has declared it is now a “sanctuary city” for cannabis users. CBS San Francisco reports that the Berkeley City Council voted in favor of a resolution that would designate the area as a sanctuary city for cannabis customers, businesses, […]

Jeff Sessions’ Latest Moves Should be a Wake-Up Call for the Cannabis Industry

The legal cannabis industry was recently rocked to its core by the announcement that Attorney General Jeff Sessions would be rescinding the so-called “Cole memo” and several other Obama-era legal directives suggesting the federal government would leave state-by-state cannabis reforms more or less alone. Suddenly, it seemed the entire cannabis […]

Bipartisan Group Of Lawmakers Urge Trump To Overrule Sessions On Cannabis

A bipartisan group of 54 members of Congress led by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren and Colorado Representative Jared Polis is demanding that President Trump restore the federal government’s previous hands-off approach to marijuana. Trump’s attorney general, Jeff Sessions, shook the foundation of the blossoming cannabis industry earlier this month when […]

The Marijuana Justice Act: What It Is And Why It’s Critical

The post The Marijuana Justice Act: What It Is And Why It’s Critical appeared first on High Times. Earlier this month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he would get rid of a longstanding “hands-off” policy that for years restricted federal agents and funds from going after states with legal […]

Breaking News: US to end policy that let legal pot flourish

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country. That’s according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement […]

GOP Fears 2018 Backlash After Sessions Cannabis Crackdown

The Justice Department’s decision to free federal prosecutors to enforce marijuana laws in states that have legalized the drug adds to the political burdens of congressional Republicans trying to hold their House and Senate majorities in an already challenging election year. An early indication of the issue’s potency was the […]

Illinois’ Cannabis Industry Doesn’t Expect Any Changes Despite New Federal Policy

Members of Illinois’ medical marijuana industry say they’re disappointed by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to allow more aggressive enforcement of marijuana laws — but business operators maintain existing laws will protect them. And one of the sponsors of a proposal to legalize recreational pot in Illinois says the federal shift […]

Jeff Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo

According to The Associated Press, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo today, an Obama-era policy barring Department of Justice officials from going after state-legal cannabis businesses. This move comes just after California, the nation’s most populous state, legalized adult use sales of cannabis. Previously, the Cole Memo […]