Instant Insights / The Best Laid Plans for Marijuana Laws Go Astray
Not so fast, says the Department of Justice, on pot legalization. Just as California is poised to roll out its new marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has thrown a monkey wrench into plans devised by state lawmakers there and elsewhere who see potential tax revenues from making pot legal. In this Instant Insights, we show you the latest on the clash brewing over marijuana legalization and the complications arising.
Q&A: Former DOJ Attorney Dissects AG Sessions' Marijuana Memo
John W. Vardaman III says Sessions' rescission of Obama-era guidance on marijuana puts U.S. attorneys "in a very tenuous position."
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When U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded Obama-era policies shielding marijuana-legalized states, John W. Vardaman III said he wasn’t exactly surprised. The former Department of Justice attorney and current Hypur general counsel had, like everyone else, heard and read Sessions’ criticisms of cannabis use and states that have chosen to allow it.
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Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. Contact her at email@example.com. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts
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