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As state regulators, investors and entrepreneurs ponder what a shift in federal marijuana law enforcement might mean for the burgeoning recreational pot industry here, medical marijuana patients have already felt its effects and are organizing to push back. Since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ revocation last Thursday of an Obama-era policy that directed federal prosecutors to essentially look the other way in states that have established regulated markets for legal marijuana, most of the state’s medical dispensaries have quickly reverted to cash-only operations. This week, a majority of the state’s 17 open medical marijuana dispensaries notified customers that they would no longer accept debit card payments, with some of them citing a decision by their card payment processor or U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling’s statements saying that no aspect of the state-sanctioned marijuana industry is immune from federal prosecution. “This directive results from a Statement released earlier today from US Attorney Andrew Lelling stating that he ‘cannot provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution,'” John Hillier, executive director of Central Ave Compassionate Care in Ayer, wrote this week in a message to patients. “Folks, unfortunately, this means we are back to CASH ONLY transactions until further notice.” CBeeD honey, an infused honey from White Hill Honey in Milton.  In Good Health of Brockton told its customers online this week that debit card payments would cease “due to federal changes beyond our control,” and other dispensaries said their debit card processor instructed them to stop accepting debit card payments. With federal threat, marijuana businesses in Massachusetts go cash only

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