Cannabusiness 101—Sessions Takes Aim at Legalized Marijuana Industry

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By Steve Schain. Is US Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatening to single-handedly crush the $7.2 billion legalized marijuana industry spanning 30 states, generating millions in taxes and providing tens of thousands of jobs? 

Just four days after California legalized adult-use marijuana, Sessions rescinded the long-standing “Cole Memorandum” that established the Department of Justice’s internal “enforcement priorities” and formed sole policy protecting adult-use cannabis from federal prosecution.