Attorney General Jeff Sessions has put the top federal prosecutors in states with recreational marijuana back in charge of deciding whether to press pot cases there. Heres a look at those U.S. attorneys, how they came to their jobs and their background:
Name: Bryan Schroder
Appointment: Nominated by President Donald Trump in July and confirmed by the Senate in November.
Background: Schroder has worked for the U.S. attorneys office for more than 12 years, prosecuting cases involving violent crime, drugs, tax evasion, environmental crimes and other offenses. He s....
Sessions is rescinding Obama-era directive for feds to back off marijuana enforcement in states with legal pot
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era directive that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance, according to people familiar with the decision. (image:Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Matt Zapotosky and Sari Horwitz
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era directive that discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that had legalized the substance, according to people familiar with the decision.
The move potentially paves the way for the federal government to crack down on the burgeoning pot industry though the precise impact remains to be seen. Marijuana already was illegal under U.S. law, even as federal prosecutors had been advised against bringing cases involving it in states that approved its use and sale.
The people who described Sessionss decis....
n the wake of landmark cannabis victories in 2016, there was much momentum to build upon when state legislatures opened up at the beginning of 2017. With NORML chapters in nearly all 50 states, activists took the fight to the halls of state capitals and city councils from Florida to Washington State and everywhere in between. In all, lawmakers in 26 states have passed legislation to advance cannabis reform.
Victories include: Nevada expediting the implementation of adult distribution of legal marijuana, becoming the first of the newly legal states to respect the will of th....
Sweet Leaf raids highlight need for clarity in Colorados marijuana enforcement regulations
The arrests of 13 budtenders at one of Colorados largest marijuana retail chains last week exposed a hole in the states regulations for recreational cannabis sales.
The rules stipulate that a retail cannabis store cant sell more than 1 ounce in a single transaction. But marijuana-focused legal experts say the law doesnt spell out how much can be sold over the course of a day.
Workers at Sweet Leafs eight Denver locations were charged with allegedly selling multiple ounces in separate transactions to the same customer in a single day as part of a year-long undercover inves....
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