Tag: Jeff Sessions

Marijuana Banks Are Standing Up to Jeff Sessions

The nation’s banking institutions are fighting back against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his archaic and outdated attempts to roll back pot progress. The marijuana banks have begun a big lobbying push to loosen federal restrictions on the surging legalized cannabis industry. Empowered by support from both President Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) […]

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U.S. Attorney Billy Williams Targets Oregon Marijuana Overproduction

U.S. Attorney Billy Williams said the state of Oregon has a “significant overproduction” problem and that he would prioritize enforcement of overproduction, interstate trafficking, organized crime and cases involving underage marijuana use and environmental damage from illicit pot farms. The comments, which echoed those he made earlier this year, were included in a memo that […]

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Medical Marijuana Protected by Congressional Comittee

In recent months members of Congress have taken steps to prevent Attorney General Jeff Sessions from enacting a medical marijuana crackdown. But their latest move may be their most dramatic so far. The House Appropriations Committee has passed the so-called Joyce Amendment, which restricts Department of Justice funding for prosecuting state-approved medical cannabis programs. The passage marks the first time […]

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States Ask Congress to Support Cannabis Banking

A bipartisan mix of attorneys general from states that have legalized cannabis urged congressional leaders Tuesday to pass legislation that would allow banks to do Cannabis Banking. Law enforcement officials from 17 states, the District of Columbia and Guam say exempting banks that service cannabis businesses from federal criminal and civil penalties would provide safeguards […]

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Attorney General Targets Legal Cannabis in Rescinding Cole Memo

In a shocking, and possible disastrous move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded several Obama-era directives that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance. This could spell doom for the progress made by states like Colorado, Oregon, and as of January 1, California. Cali is expected to become the largest […]

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Sessions Says DOJ Has Discussed Cannabis Enforcement

While the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has marijuana enforcement on his mind. During a press conference Wednesday announcing new grants and DEA deployments designed to address opioid trafficking, Sessions revealed that his DOJ discussed federal Cannabis enforcement policies the day […]

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Reduced Opioid Deaths In Colorado Is Related to Cannabis Legalization Study Finds

According to new research published in the American Journal of Public Health, Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis has lead to reduced opioid deaths. The researchers came to these conclusions after studying data spanning from 2000 to 2015, looking at opioid deaths in the state before and after adult use of cannabis was legalized. Though the researchers stress that […]

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Feds Are Formulating Plan To Crack Down On Marijuana

The Department of Justice has been dogged by setbacks in implementing the drug “crackdown” hat has been promised by the Attorney General, but the Deputy Attorney General says they’re formulating a plan to move ahead. Among other issues faced by AG Sessions and the DoJ include and unwillingness in Congress to remove preexisting federal protections […]

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