Justice Blindsided Banking Agency on Pot Policy Flip

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama-era set of guidelines known as the Cole and Ogden memos, which indicated the federal government would not interfere with state cannabis regulations as long as the drug was not marketed to minors, trafficked by cartels, sold across state lines, or cultivated on federal land.

In the coming days, I will send invitations to federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement, public health organizations, OR marijuana interests and concerned citizen groups to attend a summit to address and remedy these and other concerns.

"Given the Department's well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately", Sessions said in a one-page memo sent to federal prosecutors nationwide. The Cole Memo held if a state provided the regulatory measures, much like the way states regulate the sale of alcohol, the federal government would not intervene. Six pot shops confirmed they were selling recreational marijuana Saturday after receiving their state licenses the day before.

The haze of bipartisan congressional hypocrisy is thicker than the air in a marijuana bar. "If the feds want to prosecute a case, it'd have to come down to a federal court". The people Sessions's marijuana directive could end up hurting the most. "Ohio's medical marijuana initiative created a robust set of regulations on the industry and was crafted through an open legislative process of almost two years", said State Senator Robert McColley (R, 1st District) in a statement from his office.

"Despite Sessions' maniacal fixation on cannabis, this policy shift will backfire on him sooner rather than later".

The social costs of legalizing marijuana in Colorado have been steep, and the negative effects on children are particularly concerning.

According to a recent white paper prepared for Clark County councilors, Vancouver received $1.3 million in marijuana excise taxes for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, and Battle Ground received $62,083 in the same two-year period.

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"I am obligated to the people of Colorado to take all steps necessary to protect the state of Colorado and their rights", said Sen.

Sessions announced the change Thursday when a blizzard shut down federal and state offices and schools throughout the state. "While we have made progress in combating the heroin and opioid abuse crisis and drastically expanded Pennsylvania's response, we are still losing far too many Pennsylvanians", Wolf said in a statement.

Gardner apparently doesn't think his obligation to the people of Colorado includes doing his job by pushing for amendment of the offending federal law. Legal marijuana could generate $132 in federal tax revenues and 1 million new jobs. Before charting a path forward for the enforcement of marijuana in OR, we must see how the state mitigates the public safety and health issues raised here. States have been passing laws easing up on the prohibition against marijuana since 1973, when OR took the first plunge to decriminalize weed. I believe, like so many others, he is misinformed when it comes to the facts and issues related to marijuana and the history of marijuana prohibition.

Rudder forewarned that in either scenario, "the medical value - as well as the fallacy of numerous anti-arguments - of cannabis will be recognized and state will continue to implement cannabis programs as they see fit and with the support of the voters".

"Here in CT, we help over 22,000 very sick patients", Anderson said.

Since California became the first state to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in 1996, we now have 29 states and the District of Columbia that have legalized medical use of cannabis and eight that allow recreational use.


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