Attorney General Sesssions Reverses Obama Administration Work on Flourishing Marijuana Industry

by admin on January 5, 2018

Republican Senators from the state of Colorado call the move “regrettable” and “disruptive”. Republican Senator Gardner comments that he is not happy that Sessions has gone back on his pledge to him about enforcing legislation that would protect marijuana sales.

Session is known to have an anti marijuana stance, whether that is reflected with President Trump is still unclear. White House spokeswoman Sanders, comments that Trumps main priority is to enforce federal law whether that is “marijuana or immigration”.

Medical tourism is a growing industry in Thailand. As a result of the sheer number of patients and facilities have noted a significant increase in medical malpractice cases in Thailand

The change in policy allows for federal prosecutors to decide on prosecution when state policy collides with federal drug law. He mentions in a memo to prosecutors that they should “follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions”. The change also undoes all the work the Obama Administration put in to allow the marijuana industry to become the multi-million dollar industry it is today.

There is currently a congressional amendment put in place to keep the Justice Department from getting involved with medical marijuana programs in states where marijuana is illegal. However, the department does have the right to sue states that regulate marijuana as it is seen as unconstitutional, “pre-empted by federal law”.

Therefore, it is still confusing to how the change will affect medical marijuana in states where it is legal.

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