Panel: Feds unlikely to crack down on legal marijuana
11 Aug 2017

Panel: Feds unlikely to crack down on legal marijuana

11 Aug 2017

Legal marijuana businesses shouldn’t be worried about a federal crackdown, a panel of experts from the legal, political and policy realms said.

According to The Boston Globe, the panelists reasoned that the federal government won’t go after marijuana businesses because it lacks the funding to execute an “effective” crackdown.

They also said most U.S. attorneys appointed by President Trump and other officials in enforcement positions would see participating in such crackdowns as politically unpopular and potentially hurtful to their professional careers, the newspaper reported.

Cannabis industry officials are wary about federal interference after recent actions and continued anti-marijuana statements by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The panelists shared their opinions at a National Conference of State Legislatures gathering in Boston. The panelists:

  • Robert Mikos, Vanderbilt University law professor.
  • Roger Goodman, a member of the Washington state House of Representatives.
  • John Hudak, a fellow at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC.

Read the full post HERE.

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