A new open letter from four governors makes a case to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin to maintain existing guidelines on the enforcement of federal cannabis law. The Governors ask the two cabinet members to “engage with us before embarking on any changes to regulatory and enforcement systems.”
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It is hard to wrap one’s mind around such momentous change, but the truth is that the legal marijuana industry - the fastest-growing industry in the United States - is here to stay. Despite the doubters and detractors, the traction gained by the legal marijuana industry cannot be stopped. Currently 23 states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes. Four states have legalized recreational use. Two of the four states, Colorado and Washington, already have experience with the taxation and regulation of retail marijuana and have seen astounding results.