Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he plans to rescind the Cole memo, a policy which prevents federal prosecution of marijuana-related offenses in states where cannabis is legal. The news is a bit of a downer considering just three days ago California legalized marijuana for all adults. If the Cole memo is no more, prosecutors will be able to crack down on marijuana business however they see fit. This could mean big trouble for businesses and medical marijuana programs.
In his memo he stated that the decision to repeal was because of:
“Congress’s determination that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that marijuana activity is a serious crime.”
This decision would be a major step backwards for an industry that’s expected to grow by tens of billions of dollars in the next decade.
These current protections are set to expire on January 19th, so we REALLY need your help to ensure these protections continue in 2018.
Contact your Senators and Representative today to ask them to ensure the CJS Medical Marijuana Amendment is included in the FY2018 appropriations package AND end the federal conflict once and for all by sponsoring the CARERS Act.
“The U.S. Congress made the possession of marijuana in every state — and the distribution — an illegal act. If that’s something that’s not desired any longer, Congress should pass a law to change the rule.” -Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
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