Trump’s 24-year-old drug policy appointee will step down amid controversy

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 7:29 am • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 7:29 am By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post A 24-year-old former Trump campaign worker who rose rapidly to a senior post in the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy will step down by the end of…

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Could Sessions’ marijuana policy shift benefit the cannabis industry in 2018?

Published: Jan 24, 2018, 1:23 pm • Updated: Jan 24, 2018, 1:51 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff Uncertainty interjected into the cannabis industry earlier this month by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions could create new opportunities for the sector and advance legalization legislation. But the realities of a…

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Meet the 24-year-old Trump campaign worker appointed to help lead the government’s drug policy office

Published: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm • Updated: Jan 15, 2018, 1:58 pm By Robert O’Harrow Jr., The Washington Post (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) In May 2016, Taylor Weyeneth was an undergraduate at St. John’s University in New York, a legal studies student and fraternity member who organized a golf…

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Colorado Senator Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy

Colorado Sen. Gardner Presses Sessions About Cannabis Policy There’s no doubt that AG Jeff Sessions’ announcement that the Obama-era Cole Memo would be rescinded ruffled a lot of feathers. Particularly in Colorado. Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said in an interview that he intends to press Sessions about his approach on…

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Colo. Sen. Gardner provides additional details on marijuana policy meeting with Jeff Sessions

Published: Jan 11, 2018, 4:12 pm • Updated: Jan 11, 2018, 5:00 pm By Mark Matthews, The Denver Post WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner on Thursday provided additional details on his meeting Wednesday with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in which they discussed their disagreement over marijuana policy. “I…

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Oregon leaders vow to fight Sessions’ marijuana policy rollback

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 12:08 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:08 pm By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s governor said Thursday the state will fight U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ move to roll back a lenient policy on federal enforcement of the drug to protect its…

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In wake of marijuana policy shift, Sessions to appoint interim U.S. Attorney for NorCal

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 12:43 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 12:45 pm By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — The outgoing U.S. attorney in Northern California says his decision to leave the job was not spurred by Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ new marijuana policy. Brian Stretch said Friday it…

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Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner prepared to hold up Trump DOJ nominations over Sessions’ marijuana policy shift

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 12:51 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 12:52 pm By Jesse Paul, The Denver Post Colorado politicians on both sides of the aisle resoundingly lambasted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision Thursday to end an Obama-era policy that allowed for marijuana legalization to spread in U.S.…

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What now? Experts weigh in on potential impact of Sessions’ rollback of marijuana policy

Published: Jan 4, 2018, 2:28 pm • Updated: Jan 4, 2018, 4:49 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Days after California became the largest U.S. state to initiate regulated sales of cannabis to adults, a wave of uncertainty has crashed over America’s cannabis industry with the Justice Department’s elimination…

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