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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.

Oregon Politicians Push Back Against Sessions Memo

Rep. Earl Blumenauer urged people to mobilize against Sessions' decision, which he called "one of the stupidest decisions the attorney general has made."

The Roll-Up #15: California Goes Legal and the Cole Memo Dies

This week: Bruce enjoys California's first legal day, Jeff Sessions kills the Cole Memo, Vermont moves to allow adult use, and Dave proposes senior discounts for all.

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.

LA Cannabis Industry: Jeff Sessions ‘More Bark Than Bite’

Many in LA's cannabis industry believe the declaration was more symbol than substance, adding they aren’t too concerned with the specter of a federal crackdown.

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.

FAQ: What We Know About Jeff Sessions’ DOJ Action Against Legal Cannabis

You've got questions? We've got answers. Here's what it all means.

Massachusetts Regulators: ‘Nothing Has Changed’ After Shift in Fed Policy

The Massachusetts' Cannabis Control Commission will continue to fulfill voters' will by implementing the state law that allows for the adult use of cannabis.

Sessions Rescinds Cole Memo, Which Protected State-Legal Cannabis From Feds

LIVE COVERAGE: Leafly editors and correspondents across the US are covering this important breaking story. Check back for rolling updates all day.

Jeff Sessions Leaves the Cole Memo Intact, for Now

The Attorney General rescinded 25 previous Justice Department guidance documents late Thursday. The Cole memo, which allowed states to move ahead with cannabis legalization, was not among them.

Jeff Sessions Faces Tough Cannabis Questions—From DOJ Interns

ABC News obtains video of Justice Dept. interns asking the Attorney General to justify his marijuana nonsense.

‘Why Couldn’t the Police See What It Was?’ The Week in Cannabis Quotes

In this super-sized post-Thanksgiving roundup, read reactions to Jeff Sessions’ ongoing attack on legal cannabis, Anthony Bourdain educating the masses on proper joint rolling, and more.

Bush-Era Attorney General Cautions Against Cannabis Crackdown

“With respect to everything else going on in the US, this is pretty low-priority,” former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said in a recent interview.

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