Nominee For US Attorney General Will Not Take Action Against State-Sanctioned Marijuana Industry


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Trump administration’s nominee for US Attorney General, William Barr, during Senate testimony on Tuesday affirmed that he would not use the power of the Justice Department to target marijuana-related activity in jurisdictions where the plant is legally regulated. In response to a question posed by Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Barr said, Read the full article…

NORML Responds To Jeff Sessions Being Confirmed As Attorney General

Attorney General Jeff Sessions

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Despite historic opposition to a nominee for Attorney General, today Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed to assume the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official. “Jeff Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with the laws regarding marijuana in over half of Read the full article…

MPP Statement Regarding the Nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General

MPP statement on Sen. Jeff Sessions nomination as AG

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The Marijuana Policy Project released the following statement Friday in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he plans to nominate Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general. Statement from MPP Director of Communications Mason Tvert: “President-elect Trump has said on multiple occasions that he respects states’ right to establish their own marijuana policies. We would expect Read the full article…

Attorney General Nominee Will Not Support Marijuana Legalization

Yet MPP is a bit more cautious in its outlook: the group believes 12 states could join Colorado, Washington, Oregon and Alaska in allowing recreational pot by 2017.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: On day one of her confirmation hearing to become the country’s next Attorney General, U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch took an explicit stance against marijuana legalization. When asked by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) if she supports legalization, Lynch responded “No I do not.” When Sessions probed her on President Obama’s position on marijuana, Lynch Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization: What Will the Feds Do?

Ten months after marijuana legalization passed in Colorado and Washington, Eric Holder has yet to react

COLORADO:  According to U.S. Attorney general Eric Holder, an official federal response will soon be forthcoming in regards to recreational marijuana legalization recently enacted in Colorado and Washington.