Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. Jeff Sessions has not.

WASHINGTON — Marijuana has enjoyed some head winds lately, even as regulating it faces an uncertain future in the Trump administration. Over the past week, Trump promised not to go after marijuana suppliers and users who are obeying their state laws, former House speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced his formerly…

Continue reading

Marijuana-friendly states want meeting with Jeff Sessions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California, Oregon and other marijuana-friendly states are seeking a meeting with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions in hopes of resolving the conflict between federal and state laws that has left the nation’s cannabis industry in legal limbo. Marijuana is illegal at the federal level, even as…

Continue reading

New Sessions memo pushes death penalty for big drug dealers. That could include legal marijuana business owners.

To the litany of challenges facing Colorado’s state-licensed marijuana business owners, add another one: The federal government could — though probably won’t — try to execute them. This week, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memo to the nation’s federal prosecutors urging them to seek the death penalty in…

Continue reading

Doctors Afraid To Recommend Cannabis Thanks To Jeff Sessions

Doctors Afraid To Recommend Cannabis, Thanks To Sessions On January 4 of this year, Sessions made an announcement that he was going to allow federal prosecutors the liberty of going after cannabis businesses in states where MMJ laws are present. Not only did his announcement send tremors throughout the legal…

Continue reading

Jeff Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases

Published: Mar 10, 2018, 10:01 am • Updated: Mar 10, 2018, 10:06 am By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot…

Continue reading

Lawsuit challenging Sessions and DEA on marijuana’s Schedule I status dismissed by federal judge

Published: Feb 26, 2018, 6:43 pm • Updated: Feb 26, 2018, 6:58 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit pitting a diverse cadre of cannabis advocates against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The complaint filed in the Southern…

Continue reading

Seeking opioid crisis answers at summit, Pete Sessions waged war against marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 1:18 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 1:58 pm By Jeff Caplan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram DALLAS — Congressman Pete Sessions used a speech to a group of doctors and other healthcare providers at an opioid epidemic summit Tuesday to suggest that marijuana is the gateway to…

Continue reading

Op-ed: Jeff Sessions thinks aspirin helps severe pain. He’s wrong

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering severe pain some advice: “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little.” As someone who has suffered chronic pain for…

Continue reading

Op-ed: What to make of Cory Gardner’s feud with Jeff Sessions

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 5:12 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:19 pm By The Denver Post Editorial Board What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions. For weeks now Gardner has blocked Senate confirmation of Justice Department…

Continue reading