Medical Cannabis Laws Passed By The Legislature In 2015 And The Recreational Legalization Measure Voters Approved In November Established Similar Overarching Regulatory Frameworks Related To Cultivation, Manufacturing, Transportation, Sales And Other Aspects Of The Marijuana Market.

What Will Be AG Jeff Sessions’ First Move on Marijuana? A new lawman has come to town, and the marijuana industry could be in for major upheaval. But just how much change Attorney General Jeff Sessions might impart and how quickly he’ll address federal marijuana enforcement remain the multibillion-dollar question. “It’s not like you could see agents come into every storefront in the United States tomorrow and deal with this. That’s not a reality,’ drug policy expert John Hudak said Wednesday. ALSO READ: The Richest Town in Every State But if Sessions rescinds the 2013 Cole Memo that established federal guidelines for marijuana enforcement, ‘It’s difficult for policy makers. It’s difficult for Marijuana Stocks elected officials.” Because the industry sits uncomfortably in a legal-illegal limbo and has been publicly chastised by Sessions, the future strategy for the Department of Justice under the Trump administration could present itself in stark contrast to the fairly laissez-faire enforcement approach by the Obama administration. California Seeks Advisers on Marijuana Rules The Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation is now accepting applications for a marijuana advisory committee to help inform the agency as the state sets up rules governing the new industry. Medical cannabis laws passed by the Legislature in 2015 and the recreational legalization measure voters approved in November established similar overarching regulatory frameworks related to cultivation, manufacturing, transportation, sales and other aspects of the marijuana market. State agencies are tasked with developing specific rules to best implement the new laws. ALSO READ: Cities Where Crime Is Soaring Meanwhile, lawmakers are crafting legislation to reconcile differences between the two laws on distribution, licensing and other key issues.

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