One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized…

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19 state attorneys general back Colo. Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s marijuana banking bill

Published: Jan 16, 2018, 12:57 pm • Updated: Jan 16, 2018, 5:19 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A bill introduced by Colorado Rep. Ed Perlmutter that would allow banks to serve marijuana-related businesses without fear of penalties from the federal government got a boost Tuesday from a bipartisan…

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Surging marijuana economy could cause Sessions’ crackdown to backfire, say two former U.S. attorneys

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 11:54 am By Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times Changing perceptions of marijuana and possible job and tax money losses could thwart Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to crack down on the drug, two former U.S. attorneys said Thursday at…

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Komorn Awarded Highest Honor For Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys

One of the state’s most active marijuana specialist lawyers has been honored by the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan (CDAM) with their “Justice For All” Award. Southfield attorney Michael Komorn was announced as recipient of the honor this week. Of the thousands of criminal defense attorneys in the state, Komorn’s…

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Attorneys Go Big In Supporting Marijuana Law Section of Michigan State Bar Association

[unable to retrieve full-text content] The new marijuana law section of the Michigan Bar Association is so popular with lawyers that the group’s initial membership contains five times the minimum number of attorneys needed to form a new Section, according to the group’s newly-elected Chair, attorney Bernard Jocuns of Lapeer.…

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Attorneys In Hawaii Cannot Be Hired To Help Start Medical Marijuana Businesses

Anyone who has ever started a medical marijuana business knows that there’s a lot to it. It’s much more than simply paying for a business license, renting a place, and opening for business. There are more things involved with starting a medical marijuana business than most other businesses. What are…

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