Oregon’s cannabis growers, distributors and users didn’t flinch last week when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the federal policy limiting the reach of federal prosecutors in states that have legalized recreational marijuana sales. “We don’t think it’s going to be that big of a deal,” says Myron Chadowitz, chief financial officer for Cannassentials, a farm in Eugene. “It might even be a good thing.” After Sessions yanked the federal policy known as the Cole Memo, WW talked to industry experts, growers, sellers and lawyers to understand the many reasons not to worry about Sessions and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration rolling into Oregon. Oregon’s top federal prosecutor says he’s only looking for crimes that are illegal under Oregon law. The statement issued by U.S. Attorney for Oregon Billy Williams indicates little appetite for prosecuting legal cannabis sellers or users. Jeff Sessions Hints at a Weed Crackdown. Cannabis Business Owners Shrug.
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