Justice Department’s policy shift may slow booming pot industry

Justice Department’s policy shift may slow booming pot industry

| Jan 6 2018

America’s marijuana industry, already threading a thicket of conflicting state and federal laws, entered a new era of uncertainty this week when the Justice Department scrapped a policy that allowed pot to flourish in states that legalized it.

In his memo Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t directly order a federal crackdown on pot enterprises. But it was vague enough to leave that possibility open.

So while growers, sellers and their financial backers aren’t panicking, they know Sessions’ move isn’t good for business.

Justice Department’s policy shift may slow booming pot industry






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