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Colorado Cannabis Laws Too Loose, US Attorney Says

"If somebody is licensed by this state, should they feel at increased risk of federal prosecution now?" U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer said. "Yes. They should."

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.

Oregon’s Top Federal Prosecutor Holds Cannabis Summit

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says the top federal prosecutor in Oregon has assured her that he will not target legal marijuana business in the state.

Top US Prosecutor in Massachusetts Says Focus Is on Opioids, Not Marijuana

"2,100 people in Massachusetts were killed by opioid overdoses last year, not marijuana overdoses, so that is where my resources are going right now."

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.

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.