Alaska and Washington push back on Sessions’ marijuana enforcement letters

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 1:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 2:00 pm By Alex Pasquariello and Polly Washburn, The Cannabist The governors of Alaska and Washington are questioning the data cited by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in recent letters he sent to their states regarding the efficacy of…

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Sessions hits familiar, doubtful themes on marijuana regulation in letter to Alaska

Published: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm • Updated: Aug 16, 2017, 3:27 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ letter to Alaska’s governor took a similar tone to his letters to other legal recreational marijuana states, questioning whether the The Last Frontier state’s regulations were adequately…

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Could Trump’s declaration of opioids as national emergency be used for Sessions’ war on drugs?

Published: Aug 10, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Aug 10, 2017, 4:22 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post President Donald Trump on Thursday said he considers the opioid crisis to be “a national emergency,” starting a process aimed at giving the federal and state governments more resources and flexibility…

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Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state’s marijuana industry, calling it a “political ploy.” State Rep. Dan…

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Jeff Sessions’ letter to Oregon gov cites “pervasive illicit cannabis cultivation”

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 7:25 pm • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:08 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ marijuana-related missive to Oregon’s top official zeroed in on state police findings that cannabis legalization did little to cull black market activity, and took a similar tack…

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Sessions raises “serious questions” about Colorado’s marijuana management in letter to gov

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 12:33 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 1:48 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Attorney General Jeff Sessions is questioning the efficacy of marijuana regulatory structures in Colorado in a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper obtained by The Cannabist. The letter dated July 24 arrived…

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Sessions’ marijuana task force report gives him no ammo to go after legal states

Published: Aug 4, 2017, 3:31 pm • Updated: Aug 4, 2017, 3:40 pm By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The betting was that law-and-order Attorney General Jeff Sessions would come out against the legalized marijuana industry with guns blazing. But the task force Sessions assembled to find the…

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Cannabis fight puts Congress on collision course with Sessions

Published: Aug 3, 2017, 12:02 pm • Updated: Aug 3, 2017, 12:02 pm By Nathan Howard, Bloomberg Congress is heading for a confrontation with Attorney General Jeff Sessions over pot. Sessions is seeking to crack down on marijuana use while lawmakers from both parties are pushing legislation that would do…

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Senate committee, rejecting request from Sessions, keeps protection for medical marijuana states

Published: Jul 27, 2017, 1:24 pm • Updated: Jul 27, 2017, 1:56 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved an amendment to protect state medical marijuana programs from federal interference, despite a written request from Attorney General Jeff Sessions earlier this year that they…

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