California Reacts to Jeff Sessions

In response to Jeff Sessions’ recent repeal of the Obama-era Cole memo, California lawmakers are taking a stand.  California will not tolerate federal enforcement actions against legal cannabis businesses.   Assembly Bill 1578 has been proposed by Assemblyman Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, which would protect the will of voters who legalized marijuana in 2016.  “The intent …

The Justice Department Will Stop Setting Aside Settlement Funds for “Special-Interest” Groups

A new article by the Los Angeles Times discusses that, under President Trump appointee Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department will no longer set aside money from fraud settlements with corporate wrongdoers (such as Bank of America and Citigroup) to give to community groups and nonprofits. It had previously been commonplace under the Obama administration to apportion …

Trump Administration’s Warning Re: Recreational Cannabis

On Thursday, February 23, 2017, the White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer warned states that have legalized recreational marijuana that the Trump administration views recreational marijuana use as a violation of federal law and implied that there will be greater federal enforcement in those states that have legalized recreational cannabis use. Spicer further went on …

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