California began selling recreational marijuana Monday in what's seen as a milestone.
Congress has already prohibited federal agents from targeting state-licensed medical marijuana businesses, and lawmakers are now considering a plan to expand that protection to recreational marijuana companies.
Medical marijuana has been legal in California since 1996 and legal recreational use went into effect on January 1 - both laws ratified by voters via referendums.
The push by Sessions, who has been vocal about his disdain for legalizing marijuana, is likely aimed at states like California, Colorado and Washington, where the marijuana industrys impact is far greater than it is in Florida.
California adults 21 and older can possess as much as an ounce and grow up to six plants at home as of Monday.
"As long as compliant operators remain compliant, and follow the rules of the program, I think programs are going to continue", he said.
Sessions is essentially allowing federal prosecutors where pot is legal to decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law. "This is an industry that Oregonians have chosen - and one I will do everything within my legal authority to protect", Rosenblum said. This decision will create massive uncertainty, hurt local businesses and tax revenue, and harm public safety by driving cannabis activity back into the more risky black market.
However, because hemp is cannabis, it too is illegal under federal law, which makes no distinction between marijuana and hemp.
The policy being rescinded is known as the Cole memorandum, and was enacted as a response to several states passing more lenient responses to non-violent marijuana crimes, and a few years later recreational use.
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New Mexico is one of 29 states to legalize medicinal marijuana.
Since its inception, the industry had operated in a gray space between what their states allow and what the federal government doesn't. More at risk are the growers and distributors who could run afoul of federal drug-trafficking laws meant to target Mexican drug cartels or criminal organizations.
TORONTO - A move by the US attorney general to rescind an Obama-era policy that allowed legalized pot to flourish south of the border dealt a blow to marijuana stocks today, but observers and industry players say the crackdown is a boon for the Canadian cannabis industry.
Inslee says Washington will vigorously defend the state's laws against federal infringement. When Gardner goes to the Senate floor to point out, as The New York Times did in its latest blockbuster, that Trump and Sessions apparently plotted to fire Comey and cover up their work, then I'll call him bold. Lindsey Graham of SC in working heavily with Democrats to pursue a deal on immigration - and has stood apart from his party leadership in supporting Graham and Democratic Sen. While that's been good for security contractors and armored auto services, it's slowed institutional investment.
Marijuana revenue has been used in many ways throughout the state.
In fiscal 2017, legal pot sales in Washington state exceeded $1.3 billion and the state collected more than $300 million in excise taxes, according to the state Liquor Control Board.
Industry expert Matt Karnes of GreenWave Advisors said he thinks Thursday's announcement will give banks even more room for caution, while confusion about the federal priorities will keep some investors away. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said.
Thursday's announcement was met by strong bipartisan criticism across the country, from attorneys general and governors to members of Congress anxious about the impact on jobs and states' rights.
"This aggressive attempt by Mr. Sessions to move the country backward may in fact act as a catalyst to accelerate the timeline for federal changes", Karnes said.
Pai has been targeted by death threats on social media after his agency approved to strip Obama-era net neutrality rules. Incidentally, Pai was scheduled to appear on a panel at CES next week for a "candid conversation".
The new feature, called Flash Briefing, is easily set up after downloading the Amazon Alexa app on an iOS or Android device. The interfaces are designed for future extensibility as support for more cooking devices becomes available.
Asked if she'll marry again, Khloe told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres: "I hope so, but I'm not in a rush for any of that. The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star told fans on Instagram she used her hair and makeup to distract from her tummy.
It remains to be seen whether Pochettino has lined up another target, which could have changed his mind about signing Barkley. Barkley was reportedly close to joining Chelsea during the summer transfer window but in the end the deal fell through.
Weighing 172 grams, the Nokia 6 (2018) has a metal body and it houses a 3000 mAh battery with the fast charging support. Launched in January past year , the Nokia 6 was HMD Globals first smartphone, which arrived as a mid-range offering.
A spokesman for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services said there were no reports of harm to the region. According to the USGS website , people reported feeling the quake 40 miles south in San Jose.
The final beta is planned for PlayStation 4 players in North America on January 18 and will last all the way until January 22nd. Capcom has released another trailer ahead of Monster Hunter: World's launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018.
According to the prosecutor, Ramamoorthy said in a written statement that he had taken a pill and fallen into deep sleep. But the "flight attendants did not report that anyone asked them to change seats other than the victim", Jawad said.
Despite the news, friends are clinging to hope. "It's hard looking at what we are facing, but we are holding out hope", she said. Hypoxia refers to a lack of oxygen, which could happen if the plane was not sealed properly or did not have emergency oxygen.
For the entire past year, the shares of the NASDAQ-listed electric auto maker rose 45.70% following a 10.97% slump in 2016. In a statement Wednesday, Tesla thanked customers "who continue to stick by us while patiently waiting for their cars ".
We don't have a release date for the Champions: Battlegrounds mode yet, but Hi-Rez Studios' schedule is set to 2018. Paladins : Battlegrounds will be a standalone game, separate from Paladins , and will be supported separately.
President Trump: "Mexico Will Pay for the Wall"
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Freezing rain, sleet possible late Sunday
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Marcus Mariota catches his own pass for TD
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Pakistan condemns terror attack in Kabul
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Roy Moore Accuser's Home Destroyed in Possible Arson Case
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E. coli outbreak may be linked to romaine lettuce
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HBO's Game of Thrones Doesn't Come Back Until 2019
Benioff and Weiss are not involved in those concepts but other Thrones veterans, like Cogman, a longtime writer and producer, are. After months of speculation, HBO has finally confirmed that the last season of Game Of Thrones won't be airing until 2019.