The curious approach Attorney General Sessions and President Trump have taken toward cannabis

U.S. marijuana industry, The curious approach Attorney General Sessions and President Trump have taken toward cannabis

(This is an abridged version of a story that appears in the October issue of Marijuana Business Magazine.)

In November 2016, the U.S. marijuana industry was aflutter over both the election of President Donald Trump and his nearly immediate appointment of then-U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general.

Worries abounded among cannabis industry executives that Sessions would resurrect the war on drugs.

Many also speculated that raids on state-licensed MJ companies could lead to an extended legal battle with the federal government over states’ rights, perhaps even with the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately playing a role.

Of course, none of that has come to pass. In fact, it’s been nearly the opposite.

Instead of being involved in a federal crackdown, the U.S. cannabis industry has actually thrived.

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