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On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo to all U.S. Attorneys discussing marijuana enforcement. The one-page memo rescinds previous DOJ guidance on marijuana enforcement, and has been seen by some as Sessions’ crackdown on the legal cannabis industry.
This podcast is a discussion with Alva Mather and Jay Dubow, leaders of Pepper’s Cannabis Industry Group, about the Sessions memo and its impact. Topics discussed include how will the new DOJ guidance affect legal recreational marijuana; how does the Session’s memo affect industries that support cannabis industries; and the political impact of the Sessions memo.