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Sessions Rescinds the Cole Memo: What Does This Mean For Legal Cannabis?

Sessions Rescinds the Cole Memo: What Does This Mean For Legal Cannabis?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to revoke the Obama-era Cole Memo could be his most substantial policy attack on legal cannabis yet, after a year of somewhat mixed signals on the issue. And indeed, it removes an important set of Justice Department guidelines for a rational approach to cannabis enforcement. This move has signaled to states and industry players that the time has come to institute a new way to handle cannabis questions.