According to reports from the Associated Press, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will be announcing his plans to repeal an Obama-era policy that has protected legalized marijuana on a state level from federal intervention. Continue reading Can Repeal of the Cole Memo Stop Legal Cannabis?
Acting DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg announced on September 26th that he planned to resign, citing concerns over lack of confidence in the president and current administration. A holdover pick from the Obama Administration, his tenure will last until October 1st. While Rosenberg’s resignation leaves the future of marijuana up in the air, his replacement has not yet been named. To date, Rosenberg did not have a friendly stance on weed legalization.
As The Huffington Post reported, “Rosenberg reportedly clashed with the Justice Department after the DEA announced plans in 2016 to begin issuing more marijuana cultivation permits for research purposes. As of this summer, the drug agency had not approved a single new application.” Continue reading DEA Chief Rosenberg Resigns – Now What?
Although much of the bi-partisan politics world is against President Obama’s recent SCOTUS nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, the marijuana industry as a whole remains optimistic. From thoughts that Mr. Garland will bring a well-balanced viewpoint based on science rather on propaganda and scare tactics to his logical interpretations of the laws, check out these reactions from several key industry players: Continue reading How Does the MJ Industry Feel About SCOTUS Nominee?