Category Archive for "Federal Policy"

DOJ suspends COLE Memo. Don’t Panic

January 4, 2018
Jay Lauren

As you may be aware, the Trump Administration rescinded (on 1/4/18) the Cole Memo that prevented Federal Prosecutors at the Department of Justice (DOJ) from pursuing state-legal marijuana businesses. There is going to be much speculation and “buzz” surrounding this…

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Will the Federal Government knock the “festive” out of festivals?

March 5, 2017
Jay Lauren

First Round: Feds 1, Cannabis Cup 0. This past weekend, a very different type of Cannabis Cup was held outside of Las Vegas. An estimated 10,000 people attended, and marijuana was consumed in defiance of Federal warnings, by festival attendees…

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Reversal of Federal Marijuana Policy? Everyone, please, “Chill Out”!

February 26, 2017
Jay Lauren

Setback? (Maybe.) End of the World? (Not even close.) An analysis of the potential impact on the marijuana industry. White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s remarks about “greater enforcement of Federal law”, indicating a reversal of marijuana policy, should not be…

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