Jeff Sessions Drug War

Cole Memo No More? Some Initial Thoughts

Cole Memo No More? Some Initial Thoughts By: Patrick Vo, President and CEO, BioTrackTHC This was originally shared on Patrick’s LinkedIn. January 4, 2018 Earlier today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions officially rescinded the federal cannabis guidance outlined in the Cole Memo. For those who don’t know, the Cole Memo basically states that as long as states employ […]

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Can Sessions Really Interfere with States Marijuana?

Can Sessions Really Interfere with States Marijuana?

Can Sessions Really Interfere with Medical Cannabis? June 13th, 2017 After months of speculation, the cannabis industry’s worst fears might be on the cusp of becoming a reality. Yesterday’s bombshell from Tom Angell should serve as a wake-up call; AG Sessions appears to have medical cannabis in his cross hairs and we have until September […]

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Rescheduling Cannabis: How it Works

Rescheduling Cannabis: How it Works June 5, 2017 Just last week, DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg made headlines when he declared “marijuana is not medicine” during a speech at a Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He went on to say, “”if it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that’s awesome… But […]

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Jeff Sessions Drug War

Congress Reacts to Sessions’ Drug War

Congress Reacts to Sessions’ Drug War May 15, 2017 Last week, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a new sentencing directive to federal prosecutors, repealing the Obama-era Smart on Crime Initiative, which was intended to create leniency and lighter sentencing for low-level drug offenders.  The Smart on Crime Initiative aimed to clear up our overcrowded prison […]

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Trump Medical Cannabis

Trump’s Stance on Medical Cannabis

Trump’s Stance on Medical Cannabis: Broken Down May 8, 2017 On Thursday, President Trump signed a $1 trillion spending bill to maintain the government’s operations through September, which details funding specifications on a wide variety of sectors.  In addition, Trump signed an amendment to the bill on Friday that indicated the Administration’s anxiously awaited stance […]

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