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Jeff Sessions

Barr Tells Senate He Won’t ‘Go After’ Cannabis Companies

'Investments have been made' in cannabis, Barr said, which was kind of a weird way to defend state legalization.

Could Trump’s Next Attorney General Actually Be Worse Than Jeff Sessions?

William Barr fed America's mass incarceration crisis in the 1990s. Did he learn from that debacle, or will he double down on failure?

The Top 10 Cannabis Stories of 2018

CBD went mainstream, Jeff Sessions went bye-bye, Canada (and California and Massachusetts) went legal. How did this year's stories rank?

Trump Fires Attorney General Jeff Sessions

The move came one day after the midterm elections, and an hour after a hugely contentious Trump press conference.

US Attorney in Massachusetts Will Let Legal Market Proceed

US Attorney Andrew Lelling said that while he can't immunize the state-legal industry, his office's enforcement priorities lie elsewhere.

Bill to End Federal Cannabis War Gathers Steam

Momentum builds for the Gardner-Warren STATES Act, as the governors of 12 states sign on.

FAQ: What the STATES Act Would Do, and Why It’s a Game-Changer

This historic bill could end federal prohibition. Here's everything you need to know.

The Jeff Sessions Cannabis Crackdown Has Arrived—And It’s Awesome

Federal agents are raiding illegal grows in legal states, and that's good news for state-licensed companies and consumers.

3 Things We Learned About Jeff Sessions Today

Even Sessions admits (finally) that cannabis may have some medical benefit. Also, he likes cheap turkey sandwiches.

Trump Vows to Back Law to Protect Legal Cannabis Industry

Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado said Trump made the pledge to him in a Wednesday night conversation.

Cannabis-Friendly States Want Meeting With Jeff Sessions

California, Oregon and other states are seeking a meeting with the AG in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation's cannabis industry in legal limbo.

7 Things We Learned From Time’s Creepy Jeff Sessions Cover Story

Drug treatment 'doesn't work for a lot of people,' says the AG. What works? More prisons and more prisoners, he believes.

Sessions: US Prosecutors Won’t Take on Small-Time Cannabis Cases

Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on "routine cases" and will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies, the attorney general said.

When State and Federal Laws Conflict, Who Wins?

To try to solve the tug-of-war, some people point to the Constitution’s supremacy clause. Legal scholars and policy experts say it’s not nearly that simple.

States Mull ‘Sanctuary’ Status for Cannabis Businesses

Some states are considering so-called sanctuary status for licensed cannabis businesses, hoping to protect the fledgling industry from a shift in federal enforcement policy.

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