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For legal marijuana to thrive in the Trump era, Congress must legalize it

For legal marijuana to thrive in the Trump era, Congress must legalize it

Dale Sky Jones | Jan.05.2018

In a not-at-all shocking move, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the Cole Memo, a list of Department of Justice enforcement priorities that has been the tenuous legal foundation for the burgeoning cannabis industry since August of 2013. News outlets, nonprofits, and blogs went crazy, cannabis stocks plunged and investors ran for the hills. What happened was simply a restoration of prosecutorial discretion to individual U.S. Attorneys to make enforcement decisions within their own districts.

So what does this really mean, and what might happen to the cannabis industry as we know it?

For legal marijuana to thrive in the Trump era, Congress must legalize it






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