Britany Riley  //  8/20/17  //  Topic Update

A congressional budget rule could prevent enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized the substance (LA Times).

  • That rule, an appropriations rider, sends a strong signal that Congress wants states to allow medical marijuana, notes Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy

The Justice Department has blocked the DEA from conducting research on marijuana, among other standoffs (WaPo).



Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/14/18  //  Daily Update

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinds an Obama-era policy that had allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in many states, leaving it up to federal prosecutors to decide whether to crack down on marijuana in states where medical and recreational use is legal.

Updates | The Week of August 14, 2017

8/20/17  //  Daily Update

While DOJ continues to wage a war on marijuana by blocking DEA research, Congress may curb federal enforcement in states that have legalized marijuana.

Updates | The Week of July 17, 2017

7/23/17  //  Daily Update

Signs indicate a federal crackdown on marijuana is impending.