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Big month ahead for federal cannabis policy in Congress

February 6, 2018
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The clock is ticking on stopgap legislation shielding the medical cannabis industry from potential federal intervention. With protections under the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment set to expire on Feb. 9, our Lobbying & Policy Practice breaks down what's in store for federal cannabis policy before Congress in the coming weeks. READ MORE

Despite political uncertainty, Illinois judge orders expansion of medical cannabis

Diane Romza-Kutz January 19, 2018
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Despite a recent setback for the cannabis industry at the federal level, an Illinois judge has ordered that intractable pain be added to the state's list of conditions approved for medical cannabis treatment, potentially widening the patient pool for cannabis. READ MORE

Recreational marijuana shake-up: Sessions revokes Cole Memorandum

Diane Romza-Kutz January 4, 2018
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Today, just four days after recreational cannabis became legal in California – Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the long-standing “Cole Memorandum” issued in 2013 by Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole. READ MORE

AG Sessions seeks repeal of Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

Diane Romza-Kutz June 13, 2017
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On June 12, 2017, a letter written by Attorney General Jeff Sessions was released detailing his opposition to the extension of the Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment. What does this mean for the industry? READ MORE

Thompson Coburn advises clients on state laws governing the business of cannabis to facilitate compliance with those state laws. Federal laws concerning cannabis currently conflict with state laws in states that have legalized cannabis or possession of cannabis. Although federal enforcement policy may at times defer to these states’ laws and not enforce conflicting federal laws, interested businesses and individuals should be aware that compliance with state law in no way assures compliance with federal law, and there is a risk that conflicting federal laws may be enforced in the future. In addition to this Cannabis-specific note, readers should review Thompson Coburn’s Conditions of Use / Disclaimers page containing other important information.