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Is a New Federal Crackdown on Cannabis Coming?

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These days, it seems like every time Jeff Sessions so much as sneezes, everyone stops and listens for any indication that he might finally be clear about his plans for Cannabis in the US.

In a press conference yesterday (Wednesday, Nov 30 2017), Sessions suggested that the DOJ might be considering changing the current policy (the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment) that gives states the right to implement their own marijuana laws, even though it is illegal under federal law.

Here’s the quote:

“In fact, we’re looking at that very hard right now, we had a meeting yesterday and talked about it at some length. It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental, and we should not give encouragement in any way to it, and it represents a federal violation, which is in the law and is subject to being enforced.”

Even though this is more specific and clear than he has been since this administration has been in power, it is still not a clear answer. Are they just “looking at” it, or are they actually making plans?

At this point, any attempt to reverse what is happening in the US with regards to the legalization of Cannabis is going to be a huge mess. The toothpaste is already out of the tube, and it’s not going to be easy getting it back in.




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