The state's Bureau of Cannabis Control continues to issue new permits each day to operators who have their local paperwork in order.
A congressional restriction on federal funding for medical marijuanaprosecutions, the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, has been adopted annually since 2014 but is set to expire on January 19 unless extended by Congress.
In a memo, Sessions wrote that nothing had changed in regards to the federal government’s stance on the legality of cannabis, and the department would no longer turn a blind eye from the law in states that had legalized it.
The state’s Bureau of Cannabis Control continues to issue new permits each day to operators who have their local paperwork in order.
Vermont legislature advances marijuana legalization. It has been renewed several times since its enactment in 2014.
McCamley pointed out that a in the last two public surveys, over 60% of New Mexicanssupported the legal, social use of cannabis in New Mexico while support for medicanal use has routinely been higher. “They haven’t trained their officers well enough in advanced roadside training and detection”, she says.
His memo raises fresh questions about the risks investors in US cannabis firms face and whether Canadian securities regulators will rethink their approach.
“This multi-billion dollar industry is now too big to be shut down by the federal government”. “I think this is saber rattling”. “What we do know is that Minnesota’s medical cannabis program has reduced the pain and suffering of thousands of Minnesotans dealing with serious health conditions”, Schommer said.
While not entirely a partisan issue – some of the strongest reactions to Sessions came from a Republican in Colorado where marijuana is legal for recreational use.
There are, however, some caveats.
Two additional states – ME and MA – permit adults to legally possess and grow cannabis, but have yet to enact regulations permitting the plant’s commercial cultivation and sale. Some may choose to continue ignoring the federal rules.
For people hoping to limit the use of cannabis, even the possibility of more energetic federal prosecution was seen Thursday as a welcome change of direction. Bob Dupont calls for mandatory drug testing amid increasing marijuana legalization. The move could mean investors are less likely to fund marijuana-based companies. They can purchase medical marijuana from either recreational or medical marijuana shops, negating the need to seek out medical-only dispensaries.
The Drug Enforcement Agency alone has seized $3.2 billion from drug suspects over ten years, the United States Office of Inspector General found in 2016.
As a US senator from Alabama, Sessions strongly opposed marijuana legalization.
“He is doing the bidding of an out-of-date law enforcement establishment that wants to wage a perpetual weed war”.
According to the Register Guard, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown said the state would honor the will of the people who voted, adding the recreational marijuana industry had added 19,000 jobs to the economy. The regulations are the first broad set of rules governing medical cannabis production in California since voters approved of the practice in 1996.
By Elias Hubbard – Click Lancashire