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This Senator Is Blocking DOJ Nominees Until Jeff Sessions Backs Off

In his fight over cannabis, US Sen. Cory Gardner has prevented as many as 11 Trump administration appointees by denying them a Senate floor vote.

Washington AG: We’re ‘Prepared’ for Legal Fight With Jeff Sessions

Washington AG Bob Ferguson confirmed that his office is prepared to take legal action if the Justice Department goes after Washington’s state-legal industry.

54 Bipartisan Members of Congress Urge Trump to Revive Cole Memo

The federal lawmakers want the president to direct US Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reinstate the Cole memo.

The Next Federal Crackdown Could Look a Lot Like the Last One

Although they failed to permanently hobble the cannabis industry, enforcement actions from 2011 to 2013 offer examples of what a future federal crackdown might look like.

New Bill in Congress Would Ban Federal Cannabis Enforcement in Legal States

The measure, introduced by a California congresswoman, would permanently forbid federal agencies from taking action against state-legal cannabis.

Pro-Cannabis Trump Voters Feeling Betrayed After Sessions Move

The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming.

Here’s Where US Attorneys Stand on Cannabis Enforcement

We’re tracking how US attorneys in legal states have responded to the removal of the Cole memo—and how likely they are to take action.

These Senators Are All Talk, No Action on Cannabis Legalization

Plenty of politicians expressed outrage at Jeff Sessions over his Cole memo decision. But few acted. Here's the data on who has and who hasn't.

Colorado Delegation Moves Quickly to Stop Sessions’ War on Cannabis

While other leaders offer only words, Colorado’s Republicans and Democrats are acting to protect state legalization.

Cole Memo Wakeup: Cannabis Industry Must Rejoin the Federal Fight

News Analysis: The Cole memo let the cannabis industry focus on business challenges and state-level politics. That era is over, says Paul Roberts.

A Top Cannabis Lawyer on What Losing the Cole Memo Means

“This is a significant change. It’s important to make sure people are aware of the impact of the Cole memo.”

Talk of Federal Cannabis Crackdown in Nevada Draws Partisan Reactions

Nevada Democrats expressed outrage while Republicans took a wait-and-see approach Thursday after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for federal prosecutors to decide whether to pursue marijuana cases in their districts.

Colorado Officials Say: Stop Freaking, We Ain’t Retreating

The state's gov, AG, senators, and US attorney agree: Sessions move won't alter Colorado's commitment to its well-regulated cannabis industry.

Alaska Authorities Vow to Fight Feds on Legal Cannabis

From the governor to the attorney general to the state's top senator, Alaska politicians are ready to defend their state's legal cannabis market.

Washington State Vows to Defend Cannabis From Federal Crackdown

From Governor Jay Inslee to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Washington state politicians are coming out swinging against the rescinding of the Cole memo.

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