The Nevada Independent hosted a panel discussion on Monday, March 26, in which experts said that if there’s a federal crackdown on marijuana, it’ll probably start with cases where pot is seeping from states where it’s legal to where it’s illegal, or over banking issues, as opposed to a direct broadside on legal dispensaries.
The predictions came during State of Pot, a forum on the marijuana industry organized by The Nevada Independent and held at UNLV. Panelists with experience in the federal court system tried to predict what might happen to the state’s nascent industry under the leadership of a marijuana opponent, Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Former U.S. Attorney Richard Pocker said that a group of other former U.S. attorneys asked at a meeting with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein how the Trump Administration would treat marijuana after rescinding the Cole Memorandum, an Obama-era document that directed prosecutors to leave marijuana businesses alone if they were operating in a state-regulated marketplace.
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