Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scrapping Obama-era guidelines that essentially removed marijuana from the list of federal drug enforcement priorities as more states legalized it. And while Sessions' memo does not instruct federal prosecutors to bring more marijuana cases, he could order stricter enforcement in the future. Federal agencies have "not historically devoted resources to prosecuting individuals whose conduct is limited to possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use on private property". The only time he's ever acknowledged marijuana was in May 2017, when he note (in a statement) that a spending bill he helped pass included a provision that prevented the DOJ from prosecuting medical marijuana cases in places where it's legal.
The justice department describes the move as a "return to the rule of law" to disrupt criminal organizations, tackle the growing drug crisis, and thwart violent crimes.
Whether to crack down on marijuana in states where it is legal is a decision that will now rest with those states' top federal prosecutors, many of whom are deeply rooted in their communities and may be reluctant to pursue cannabis businesses or their customers. I stand with the voters of California in defending California's efforts to legalize cannabis.
According to Brown Oregon's marijuana industry has created over 19,000 jobs since it was legalized in 2015. To say this is an established industry with thousands of people and livelihoods depending on it would be an understatement. This decision will create massive uncertainty, hurt local businesses and tax revenue, and harm public safety by driving cannabis activity back into the more risky black market.
Q: Can congress reverse Sessions' action - and would lawmakers be inclined to do so?
"I'm not anxious. Everything we do here follows state laws, and everything is up to code". Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said Sessions' announcement was "disruptive to state regulatory regimes." Sen. "We had no idea it was coming, and like you, we woke up this morning to the news that there was new direction from Attorney General Sessions", she said.
Raiders announce Jon Gruden as new head coach
Gruden was traded to the Buccaneers and won the Super Bowl in his first season, beating the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII. Current Raiders quarterback Derek Carr appeared on the show in 2014 and seemed to make a strong impression on Gruden.
China 'Caught Red Handed' Giving North Korea Oil
While Russia exports some oil to North Korea, China is the main source of oil for the rogue nation, according to Reuters . In recent months, Trump's administration has praised Beijing for its efforts to tame North Korea.
Lessar said, "The way I understand it the government just wants to be more involved in crimes like exporting and selling to children, which is not something I would necessarily be against, but we hear changes every day so it's still uncertain".
Since 2014, Congress has attached amendments to the Justice Department budget forbidding interference with laws in states that allow medical marijuana, a list that began with California in 1996 and has grown to 29 states and the District of Columbia, with a combined 60 percent of the US population. Several cannabis dispensaries could not be reached for comment. However, she doesn't expect much change in the way they already handle marijuana. The city of Coos Bay uses money gathered from pot sales to contribute to law enforcement programs like the South Coast Interagency Narcotics Team, which provides drug education and enforcement to neighborhoods in Coos, Curry and parts of Western Douglas Counties. On January 4, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman made similar remarks at a press conference. Revenue that North Bend collects from cannabis sales goes into its general fund and accounts for around $40,000 of its $28 million budget.
"The memo set out harms we saw associated with marijuana" but essentially said that otherwise "let's let the states deal with this", Cole told CNN. But Arcview's leader, Troy Dayton, said the industry was resilient.
The federal perspective, however, has never changed.
What Sessions repealed today is known as the "Cole memo".
The Crown's first two seasons followed her complicated love life and eventual marriage to photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones. The Netflix show has already announced that British actress Olivia Colman will play Queen Elizabeth II .
The storm is also certain to hamper truck delivery routes throughout the region. "We had to drive from New Haven". "It's the only flight that's not cancelled to Halifax, so I don't have a good feeling about it", she said .
The average price of gasoline dropped in CT including in Hartford County by 4 cents, according to a daily study by GasBuddy. On Tuesday morning the average price for a gallon of regular gas in Lima was $2.25, while last week's average was $2.30.
The presidency on Saturday tried to explain the inclusion of the dead persons, saying the list was compiled in 2015. He said this in reaction to the outcry over the inclusion of at least four dead persons in the list of appointees.
Blaming the PCC for mismanagement at the party's office gate, Kumari added, "I can only blame myself for the unsavoury incident". Kumari blamed mismanagement for the incident and accused the constable of misbehaving with her.
Both configurations pack 4GB RAM, up from the first-gen 6's standard 3 gigs, paired with a souped-up Snapdragon 630 processor. For starters, there's no home button on the front and Nokia 6 (2018) uses capacitive on-screen keys for navigation.
The five-time World Champion described the win against Norway's Magnus Carlsen as the crucial moment in the tournament. It meant that if Carlsen won his final game against Alexander Grischuk , the title would go to the Norwegian.
Gallup's poll was based on phone interviews December 4-11 with a random sample of 1,049 adults living in all 50 US states and D.C. While Obama tops the Most Admired Men list, Hillary Clinton has topped the Most Admired Woman list.
Palmer announced his retirement from the National Football League on Tuesday, the Cardinals' official site reports. Palmer finishes his career 12th All-Time in passing yards (46,247) and touchdowns (294).
When officers arrived, they eventually found an AR-15, a shotgun, a handgun, and plenty of ammo in the man's room, police said. It comes as cities across the United States and around the world step up security for New Year's Eve celebrations.
The fresh sanctions aim to limit its access to refined petroleum products and crude oil and its earnings from workers overseas . Russia, which now talks of mediating the negotiations between the USA and North Korea , supported the sanctions in the UN.
Team USA will be competing in the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympic Games from February 11-22, 2018 with 11 other countries. For the first time since 1994, active National Hockey League players will not be allowed to participate in the games.
Garner , 27, had suffered significant brain damage this week after a heart attack, representatives said . I am praying for her family, who have already been through so much. "We're less because of this loss".
He was part of the Apollo 10 crew that orbited the moon in May 1969 in preparation for the first landing later that year. He showed us the space shuttle trainer in Building 9, were astronauts learn how to fly the orbiter.
If approved, the 25p levy will be introduced on all disposable coffee cups sold in cafés, restaurants and coffee shops. Starbucks said on Friday it would trial a 5p charge on takeaway coffee cups for three months in about 20 London cafes.
Speculation immediately focused on ESPN analyst Jon Gruden , who coached the team from 1998 to 2001, as the Raiders' next coach. He was an Offensive Assistant under Bill Callahan with the Raiders from 2002 through 2004.
Chun Yung-woo, a former South Korean national security adviser, said Seoul should have taken more time before answering. He said the Olympics would be "a good chance" to show the greatness of the Korean people, CNN reported.
That would push The Last Jedi past Beauty and the Beast ($504 million) to become this year's highest-grossing domestic release. Star Wars is likely looking at some serious box office numbers for a few more years before that ceiling begins to level off.
Volvo's B shares traded 0.8 percent higher for the day at 0935 GMT, while Industrivarden's shares were flat. It also owns the company that makes London's black cabs and has invested in sports carmaker Lotus.
BuzzFeed News published the controversial dossier in January, which includes many salacious claims that have not been verified. The dossier was a collection of unverified claims about alleged Russian collusion with the Trump campaign.
Items shipped with free one-day or same-day shipping - two perks of a Prime membership - doubled this year, according to Amazon . The hockey puck look alike snagged more sales than any other product made by any manufacturer during the holiday shopping period.