Sunday Weed: Weekly Digest, Number Sixty-One
The start of 2018 gets hotter and hotter. California starts legal sales; Jeff Sessions rescinds the Cole Memo, Americans want to legalize weed in the whole country. To keep you up to date we gathered seven articles about cannabis from the web. Enjoy your read!
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal prosecutors where pot is legal to decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law, the people said.
Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he is rescinding the Cole memo, which reflected the Department of Justice’s relatively passive policy under the Obama administration since August 2013 on enforcement of federal cannabis laws. If Sessions intended to quell the enthusiasm of California’s cannabis business enthusiasts and government officials, he once again fell short.
Happy New Year, everybody! Finally, 2018 has come, and it means that weed in California is legal. If you are a lucky local or heading there to celebrate the state’s launch of adult-use cannabis sales, here’s what you need to know.
The percentage of adults in the U.S. who favor legalizing marijuana has doubled since 2000, to the highest level ever, according to a new survey.
It is a clear sign that the federal prosecutors may intend to initiate country-wide legal actions against cannabis businesses in legal states. It may sound scary but keep in mind that this move does not trigger any immediate actions. Here’s what you need to know about the Cole Memo and consequences of its rescinding.
Now that California has legalized recreational weed, how will those who are currently serving time for pot-related charges fare? And will legalized marijuana erase prior weed convictions?
Cannabis has long been shrouded in misinformation and stoner stereotypes. But with California now the world’s largest legal market, and others likely to follow suit, it is time to start talking like adults.
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