Prosecutors say Sessions’ severe penalities order “unnecessary and unfortunate”

Published: May 23, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: May 23, 2017, 8:14 am By Lindsey Bever, The Washington Post A week after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” and follow mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines, a bipartisan group of…

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Cannabis Industry Professionals Respond to Jeff Sessions Memo

Attorney General Jeff Sessions directs prosecutors to seek toughest drug charges, harshest practices of the drug war.  How will cannabis industry professionals respond to Jeff Sessions memo? In a two-page memo sent to more than 5,000 assistant U.S. attorneys across the country and all assistant AGs in Washington, the policy…

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Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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Sessions’ war on drugs causing uncertainty in medical marijuana industry, concern in advocates

Published: May 15, 2017, 7:38 am • Updated: May 15, 2017, 8:34 am By John Wagner and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – A little-noticed document issued by President Donald Trump has put advocates of medical marijuana on edge, raising questions about the long-term security of programs now authorized…

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Sessions overturns Holder memo, returns to harshest drug sentencing policy

Published: May 12, 2017, 8:04 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge…

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Jeff Sessions’ involvement in Comey firing prompts calls for him to resign

Published: May 11, 2017, 3:50 pm • Updated: May 11, 2017, 4:29 pm By Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. “During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether…

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Update: After meeting with Sessions, Colorado gov thinks AG unlikely to crack down on marijuana

Published: Apr 27, 2017, 2:56 pm • Updated: Apr 27, 2017, 7:00 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Following a face-to-face meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said he doesn’t think a federal crackdown is imminent for his state or others that have legalized…

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Caveman Jeff Sessions Can’t Understand Cannabis Support

CAVEMAN JEFF SESSIONS DOESN’T UNDERSTAND WHY HIS ANTI-CANNABIS POLICIES ARE NOT POPULAR Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty odd years; cannabis legalization is very popular lately with close to two thirds of the US population behind the idea that legalizing weed is something we should…

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Here’s how Jeff Sessions has disrupted marijuana industry with words alone

Published: Apr 21, 2017, 8:14 am • Updated: Apr 22, 2017, 1:22 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff As cannabis enthusiasts celebrate 4/20 across the country, the long shadow of the Trump Administration isn’t just a major buzz kill — it has also has sent chills across a blossoming…

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Jeff Sessions should do his research, says groundbreaking cannabis news editor

Published: Apr 17, 2017, 4:03 pm • Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 8:09 pm By Ricardo Baca, Special To The Denver Post The Denver Post opinion pages solicited commentary from various marijuana policy and industry leaders, as well as the public, for a special cannabis-themed edition of the Sunday Perspective section…

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