Jeff Sessions Waives Sword of Damocles

By Steve Schain. With Jeff Sessions threatening to singlehandedly crush $7.2 billion legalized marijuana industry spanning 30 states, generating millions in taxes and providing 10 of thousands of jobs, much confusion abounds.

While unclear if merely a “knee jerk reaction” to California program’s launch breadth of coverage, unless and until the United States Department of Justice (“Justice Department”) provides an official statement, publication, or other specific information, neither legalized marijuana’s current status – nor the Federal Government lack of Congressional mandate or funds to derail state programs – has changed.