Trump ousts cannabis threat Jeff Sessions as attorney general

U.S Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who less than a year ago stunned the marijuana industry by ripping up Obama-era protections for state-legal MJ businesses, has been forced out by President Trump.

The development could ease industry concerns that the Department of Justice will unleash a crackdown on state-legal marijuana businesses – though much will depend on whom Trump picks as Sessions’ permanent replacement.

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“The only substantive impact of Sessions’ resignation is diminishing concerns of raids on adult-use marijuana-related businesses,” cannabis attorney Steve Schain said.

“The Sessions resignation doesn’t really move the needle” on reform, Schain added, noting that will be up to Congress.