Britany Riley  //  7/23/17  //  Topic Update

Although many states have moved to loosen their marijuana laws, a federal crackdown under Attorney General Jeff Sessions looms, writes Avantika Chilkoti in the New York Times.

Sessions has asked the Senate to roll back rules to allow the Justice Department to circumvent state laws and impose a federal ban on medical marijuana (NYT). 

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.