Lawyers Debate Best Ways To Sell Marijuana–No Joke

The rules are designed to "create a robust regulatory and enforcement environment that protects public safety," the Colorado Department of Revenue, which will oversee the industry, wrote in its cover letter.

CALIFORNIA: No joke. At the recently concluded American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco—as at most other gatherings—lawyers like to talk. They may be contentious or cooperative, but they do like to talk. Especially about something controversial, and especially about outsmarting the government.

Lawyers Debate Best Ways To Sell Marijuana–No Joke

The rules are designed to "create a robust regulatory and enforcement environment that protects public safety," the Colorado Department of Revenue, which will oversee the industry, wrote in its cover letter.

CALIFORNIA: No joke. At the recently concluded American Bar Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco—as at most other gatherings—lawyers like to talk. They may be contentious or cooperative, but they do like to talk. Especially about something controversial, and especially about outsmarting the government.

Attorney General Eric Holder Delivers Remarks at the Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association's House of Delegates

Despite early promises to leave pot legislation and regulation to individual states, President Barack Obama's Justice Department began aggressively cracking down on California's cannabis operations in late 2011. Since then, hundreds of businesses have been forced to close and thousands of jobs have been lost.

CALIFORNIA: Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association in San Francisco ~ Monday, August 12, 2013: