Posts Tagged ‘marijuana politics’

Sean Spicer says recreational pot may come under legal fire, igniting backlash from cannabis industry

Recreaional marijuna and money.

The Northwest’s cannabis industry is reeling from comments that White House press secretary Sean Spicer made today, suggesting that the Department of Justice will take action against states where recreational marijuana is legal. Spicer said that the final decision on enforcement will lie with the DOJ, but that he expects the feds to “enforce the…

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Jeff Sessions Offers Cannabis Industry No Reassurance

Jeff Sessios and his views on marijuana

The Attorney General nominee’s answers to questions from senators about marijuana enforcement policy were disconcertingly vague. The legal marijuana industry continues to wait to see what direction President Donald Trump will take with legal marijuana. His position on the issue, based on his past statements, remains unclear. However, his nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions…

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Why pot industry will keep growing under Trump

Man smoking a joint.

President-elect Donald Trump has publicly supported medicinal legalization of cannabis products and indicated support for states’ rights to set their own rules on adult use. Nevertheless, some investors fear that the fast-growing industry could suffer a setback with many of Trump’s closest advisers having voiced opposition to legalization. Some worry that U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions…

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