JoAnne Leppanen, executive director of the Rhode Island Patient Advocacy Coalition, said that not being able to use debit cards is a "terrible inconvenience", but medical marijuana patients do not feel particularly threatened by Sessions' latest move.
A majority of states have decriminalized marijuana, made recreational use legal or approved medical marijuana, according to NORML, which tracks cannabis laws.
With a total of 29 states and the District of Columbia now allowing for comprehensive public medical marijuana and cannabis programs, there will be significant attention on whether the DOJ follows through on the apparent aggressive stance signaled by the move to rescind the Cole Memoranda, whether Rohrabacher-Farr will be renewed and, whether Congress will pass laws that legalize, decriminalize or further restrict marijuana. Asked during a January 4 press conference about Sessions' announcement, Governor Hutchinson said he believes the DOJ and Sessions should distinguish between medical and recreational use when it comes to federal enforcement of existing laws.
California on last Monday became the sixth state - along with Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon and Washington - to allow the sale of marijuana for recreational use. "For example", the memo reads, "prosecution of individuals with cancer or other serious illnesses who use marijuana as part of a recommended treatment regimen consistent with applicable state law, or those caregivers in clear and unambiguous compliance with existing state law who provide such individuals with marijuana, is unlikely to be an efficient use of limited federal resources". They were reminded to continue working with federal authorities and agencies in other states in targeting the illegal trafficking of controlled substances. More blunt was the assessment by state Rep. Doug House (R-North Little Rock), who shepherded the medical marijuana policy framework through the legislature and who has worked to find banking institutions that will handle the state's medical cannabis industry. It comes as legalization of marijuana is at an all-time high in popularity with Republicans.
Officials however wouldn't say whether federal prosecutors would target marijuana shops and legal growers, nor would they speculate on whether pot prosecutions would increase. "I'm hoping that's enough to not get us pursued", said Z-berg.
Gardner says Sessions did agree to meet with a larger group of concerned Senators, who are already exploring ways to counter the recent policy change through legislation.
"When there are budget deficits and the like, everybody wants to know where is there an additional revenue stream, and one of the most logical places is to go after cannabis and cannabis taxes", said Beau Whitney, a senior economist at New Frontier Data. For Connecticut, where medical marijuana is legal, it puts both patients and the businesses that distribute it at risk.
What effects do people foresee on the burgeoning marijuana industry in the state? Sessions called their hard work and thoughtful approach "unnecessary".
Attorney General Jeff Sessions at the opening session of the Global Forum on Asset Recovery in Washington, D.C., on December 4. This bill would remove marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug; transition marijuana oversight from the jurisdiction of the Drug Enforcement Agency to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and regulate marijuana like alcohol by inserting it into the section of the U.S. Code that governs "intoxicating liquors".
Sanders likely will face questions about President Donald Trump's views on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The White House issued a response to the Post's report that does not explicitly deny the quote.
City, who are 15 points clear at the summit, return to Premier League action with a tough trip to Liverpool on Sunday. It has been a tough period for four months now. 'We are still in negotiations, ' he added.
Reps for Weinstein told Page Six that Weinstein "is still OK and in good spirits" and that no police report was filed. TMZ said the person shooting asked if Weinstein wanted to call the police, though this does not appear on the video.
Despite all this, she praised Oprah's message and echoed: "Let's all come together, women and men, and say Time's Up ". Oprah Winfrey did more than just stir emotions last night (Jan. 7) at the Golden Globes .
Thirty-nine stores called by CNNMoney had recorded messages saying the store was closed Thursday but would reopen Friday. According to reports , in some cases, employees were not informed of the closures before showing up to work on Thursday.
These states generally have good transportation infrastructure, business-friendly regulators and anti-union politicians. Many automakers have announced expansions of facilities or new jobs but no other new US auto plants have been announced.
Kanai, who is also a doctor and on his first space mission, seemed surprised himself, even concerned by the initial measurement. Kanai soon followed up his announcement with his concerns that he might not be able to fit in a seat on his flight home .
The satellites will be placed into two orbits- thirty of the satellites in an orbit of 550 km, and one 359-km above the Earth. Indian Space Research Organisation to launch Cartosat-2 Series satellite on PSLV rocket from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
This season, Pietrangelo has collected 29 points (seven goals, 22 assists) and a plus-15 rating through 41 games. Burns had a combined 151 points the last two seasons, including 76 last season, a team record for a defenseman.
Nintendo Direct Mini Unveils Some Major Titles for 2018
The Switch version brings together both versions and adds outfits from Breath of the Wild for both Link and Zelda . The story mode looks like it'll be fun, though I doubt it will touch the fondly remembered Power Tour on GBA.
Five flu-related deaths confirmed in Houston area
People usually have some immunity to seasonal flu from either previous exposure or flu vaccinations, according to the CDC . Kulish says if you can't control these symptoms at home, you should take a trip to the emergency room.
Facebook plans major changes to news feed
He teased the upcoming change by saying one of the goals is "making sure that time spent on Facebook is time well spent". Last week, Zuckerberg said his resolution for 2018 was to "fix" the social network he co-founded.
Walmart raising starting pay, dishing out bonuses to employees
Every Sam's Club store employs about 150 workers, bringing the total number of affected jobs to about 7,500, the person said. In addition, states have been steadily raising the legal minimum wage, with 14 now at $10-an-hour or more as of this year.
Two Manitobans make Canada's men's Olympic hockey team
Genoway earned All-American honors twice, leading UND to the NCAA Frozen Four as a senior. "He hit everybody. The bulk of the National Hockey League experience comes from a half-dozen forwards with some familiar names.
Secret Zuma Satellite Rumored to Be Lost
SpaceX says its rocket did the job Sunday, even as rumors swirl that the satellite on board was lost shortly after launch. On its website, SpaceX says it has more than 70 upcoming missions on its launch manifest, which could take several years.
Packers to name Pettine defensive coordinator
Pettine's scheme, like Ryan's, is rooted in a 3-4 system that relies heavily on press man cornerbacks and myriad blitzes. The expectation is that the Green Bay Packers will hire the former Browns head coach to serve as defensive coordinator.