Sessions is rescinding that memo, written by then-Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, which had cleared up some of the uncertainty about how the federal government would respond as states began allowing sales for recreational and medical purposes.
"It's like back when people said Obama was coming for everyone's guns and gun sales spiked", he said. Washington collected a total of $189 million in legal marijuana income and license fees in fiscal year 2016, according to the state treasurer's office.
The long, unusual trip to get here has been a frustrating one for advocates of a drug that in the federal government's eyes remains illegal and in a class with heroin. The federal government has refused to lower the classification of marijuana from a Schedule 1 drug, keeping it on par with narcotics like heroin and cocaine, despite its widespread use and little evidence that cannabis is anywhere near as harmful as even alcohol.
But it's looking like US Attorney General JeffSessions does not agree.
Applications are trickling in from people interested in obtaining a license in Michigan's medical marijuana industry. Sessions, in his memo, instructs prosecutors to weigh relevant considerations like "the seriousness of the crime, the deterrent effect of criminal prosecution, and the cumulative impact of particular crimes on the community". Officials from cities and states across the country have vowed to resist federal encroachment on lawful, state-legal cannabis activity.
A congressional restriction on federal funding for medical marijuana prosecutions, the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, has been adopted annually since 2014 but is set to expire on January 19 unless extended by Congress. "We're going to use it as guideline for enforcement". Because adult use and medical marijuana must pass through a distributor before reaching a retailer, this will allow the company to safely and securely transport more cash and product for its major clients throughout the state.
But in drawing his conclusion, he relied in part on a 2014 Assembly floor debate in which Health Committee Chair Richard Gottfried, D-Manhattan, a sponsor of the legislation, said the Health Commissioner "had unbridled discretion to register additional ROs in the event the market for medical marijuana demanded more product".
"It's the first license given to anyone in the state of California", said Cynthia Gonzalez, co-owner of Elite Care California.
Although recreational marijuana is now legal in California, it's still a federal offense that could cause serious problems for many undocumented individuals.
Recognizing those changing views, the Obama administration moved to alter enforcement of federal law, issuing three memos announcing a hands-off enforcement policy in states that legalize marijuana as long as it is kept out of the hands of criminal gangs and minors. They can purchase medical marijuana from either recreational or medical marijuana shops, negating the need to seek out medical-only dispensaries.
And for the 42 states that haven't yet legalized cannabis, "it sends a message that 'you might not want to take this on, ' " MacCoun said. Nat Buttrick, the co-founder and CEO of Madrone California, a licensed collective of small cannabis farmers, says many businesses are deciding not to get permits-which can cost between $10,000 and $26,000 a year depending on the size and scope of a business-because they don't have enough crops to justify the cost.
Sicklick said this is Sessions' personal crusade against cannabis.
Production supervisor Joshua Ramos cuts marijuana buds at ButterBrand farms in San Francisco, California, on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. "I do feel strongly that [marijuana] is a much better option than some of the prescription drugs, and I know that it's helping a lot of people, which is great". Equally, if their current parcels of land are not zoned for marijuana growing under the new rules, they don't have the resources to move. With polls showing that marijuana legalization is way more popular than the president is, this will likely turn out to be a huge political disaster for the administration.
"This is the moment we've been waiting for", said Daniel Yi, spokesman for the 7-year-old Los Angeles-area dispensary chain MedMen, which is expanding from a medical business model to serving recreational users as well.
Coming to the third phone - which is the Xperia L2 - Sony may not include Oreo - instead, the phone may come with Android Nougat. Ahead of the launch, some new renders of all the phones together have surfaced online, showing the devices in all its glory.
Buddybuild, as part of the deal, will discontinue its service for Alphabet's GOOGL Android app development starting Mar 1, 2018. In 2014, Apple , in a similar move, had acquired Burstly, the owner of mobile app testing platform, Testflight.
KHLOE Kardashian is going through the stage that all pregnant mothers go through: agonising over baby names. She wrote on her app, "For me, health and wellness resolutions are especially important this year".
You might get your package stolen from your door. "When we were there shooting, my neighbor got her auto stolen out her driveway". Director Hiro Murai adds that they made a decision to use that format to "set up the audience to approach the show differently".
In fact, LG claims the ease with which the HU80KA projector can be used and installed happens to be the biggest USP of the device. With a maximum screen size of 150-inches, you're going to be thankful for every single one of 4K's 8 million plus pixels.
Players can experience the life of a hunter once more between January 19 and January 22 and even uncover some surprise in it, too. Obviously, this means you'll need to get your distance and prepare to roll once the rock-spitting starts.
A DeRozan three-point play - after an emphatic Serge Ibaka block of a Giannis Antetokounpo attempted dunk - cut the lead to one. Karl-Anthony Towns recorded his 30th double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Timberwolves.
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Since the moon's orbit is elliptical, one side (apogee) is about 30,000 miles farther from Earth than the other (perigee). The occurrence of Blue moon total eclipse is an uncommon event as it is taking place after a long span of 150 years.
Now Amazon is making strides to expand that trend beyond lights, door locks and televisions, and into the kitchen. Amazon confirmed the feature had gone live in the USA , with other countries to follow shortly.
LeBron James second behind Giannis in first All-Star returns
There are a bunch of different ways to vote for the All-Star reps, and the fan portion of the voting is open until January 15. In the west, Durant and New Orleans Pelicans pair Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins are the top three in the frontcourt.
U.S. game show icon recovering from head surgery
Trebek reports, "The prognosis is excellent and I expect to be in the studio taping more Jeopardy! programs very, very soon". Then again, in 2015, he had carried out his hosting duties while being seated after getting a full knee replacement .
SpaceX pushes rocket launch back to Sunday
Musk also says that the Falcon Heavy will be "the most powerful rocket in the world by a factor of two". SpaceX later released photos of the vehicle being encapsulated in the rocket's payload fairing.
Colts, Raiders fire coaches Chuck Pagano, Jack Del Rio
Gruden is calling his final game of the season on Saturday, when the Titans and Chiefs meet in the wild-card round. Gruden's Raiders candidacy also complicates his current job status as Monday Night Football color commentator.
9th largest Powerball jackpot up for grabs
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