On January 4, the Associated Press reported that attorney general Jeff Sessions will end an Obama-era policy that allowed legal marijuana to flourish in states, which has been implemented in states like Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. His decision would enable federal prosecutors to decide just how aggressively federal law should be enforced in states where marijuana is legal.
“I’m appalled but not surprised at Sessions’s decision to repeal the Cole memo, which urged federal prosecutors not...
"On January 10, Vermont legislature approved a bill to legalize recreational cannabis, making it the third New England state and overall ninth state in the country expected to enter the recreational cannabis industry."
"As of October 2017, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the state’s unemployment rate at 2.8 percent, but Gabel stressed that number doesn’t include felons, including those who have been arrested on non-criminal, marijuana-related charges."
"As the 2016 election approaches, it’s more evident than ever money influences politics. Private donations fuel campaigns and help candidates win. This is where support for Democratic candidates divides. Sanders relies on contributions from over 2 million individual donors. Clinton is backed by Wall Street and Super PACs."