California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who was among those signing the letter to Congress, said in a statement that "the future of small and local licensed [cannabis] businesses has been clouded by the Trump administration's relentless attacks on progress, in conflict with the will of voters".
The situation creates all sorts of headaches for customers and businesses alike and means many transactions are cash-only.
The fight centers around the ability of legalized medical or recreational marijuana businesses to bring their commerce to banking institutions.
"Conflicting state and federal legislation is nothing new in the marijuana industry and continues to be a risk factor for licensed marijuana businesses", said Karima Rizk, who hopes to open a cannabis cafe in Easthampton.
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Benchmark crude slipped 2 cents to settle at $63.95 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.4 percent, while the Kospi in South Korea shed 0.3 percent.
"Yet those revenues often exist outside of the regulated banking space", the January 16 letter says.
Cole authored what came to be called the "Cole memo" giving USA attorneys around the country "the latitude to use prosecutorial discretion" in pursuing pot cases in states where pot use had been decriminalized or legalized.
Even under state law, marijuana can not be used in public spaces, similar to restrictions on alcohol.
Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for MA, said last week that while he understood the desire for guidance on the federal approach to that state's recreational marijuana law, he "cannot provide assurances that certain categories of participants in the state-level marijuana trade will be immune from federal prosecution".
"With Delaware and New Jersey poised to legalize cannabis in 2018 we think Pennsylvania is ready to join the conversation", said Chris Goldstein of South Philly NORML, "We can save more than 70 million tax dollars every year by stopping marijuana possession arrests alone, and we can see more than 300 million in new tax revenue for the commonwealth with retail cannabis".
Wisconsin Upset Raises Hopes for Democrats in 2018 Races
She said that "negative mailings" against her from third-party groups likely influenced voters to rally around her. Even Trump recognizes his party is on a downward spiral as his approval ratings have plummeted to rock bottom.
Under its new law, Vermont residents can carry up to an ounce of marijuana for personal, recreational use and grow, though commercial sales are still prohibited.
Sessions' action makes the need for congressional action to get marijuana cash into a regulated banking sector even more urgent, the attorneys general argued. "This unacceptable and we will continue to advocate for safe, legalized access to recreational adult-use marijuana in MA".
A spokeswoman for Dave Freed, the new US attorney in Harrisburg, said only that criminal investigations and prosecutions "will be based on a fair and transparent fact-intensive inquiry of individual cases".
Sessions rescinded the 2013 Cole Memo, which deferred to states on enforcing marijuana laws.
Under a current appropriations rider, the Department of Justice is barred from spending money to interfere with state medical cannabis laws or people following them.
Russian Federation condemns murder of Kosovo Serb politician
Ivanovic's death raises questions over global peacekeeping in the region, an area critics say is unable to govern organized crime. Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanović was killed in a drive-by shooting outside his party headquarters Tuesday.
Some 38,000 law enforcement and public safety officials in the state use JNET, which includes criminal histories, warrant information and facial recognition information.
GST on buses for use in public transport, which exclusively run on bio-fuels, to be reduced from 28 per cent to 18 per cent. The council also decided that 3B returns filing will continue and suppliers can continue to load their invoices.
The new legendary appears to have been teased earlier in the week when Blizzard posted a video revealing new Overwatch sprays. These new items will be available in the regular Loot Boxes and will be available as unlocks in the Hero Gallery as well.
Cincinnati sports radio host Mo Egger spearheaded the campaign, using his show and social media to coax donations from fans. He says he appreciates the contributions and adds that Bengals fans "should know their support will make a difference".
Neymar recorded another individual landmark as Paris Saint-Germain thumped desperate Dijon 8-0 in Ligue 1 on Wednesday. Just to rub salt into the wound, Neymar buried a penalty past Reynet in the 83rd minute.
There are now some 2,000 USA troops in Syria, mainly training local forces to root out remaining extremist strongholds. The YPG and Turkish forces inside Syria have accused each other of shelling around the Afrin region in recent days.
The 37-year-old achieved every accolade available in the sport including the World Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d'Or . He later moved to the Gremio senior team in 1998 and then went to Europe to play for French club Paris St-Germain in 2001.
It is an independent agency, not a Palestinian institution. "There has already been a reduction of aid in recent years", she said. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said he was "very concerned" about the impact on the region.
Michael Wolff's Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House is reportedly being eyed for adaptation as a television series. The president himself has condemned the book. "I absolutely spoke to the president", the non-fiction writer stated .
Ford , the American automaker has revealed the latest version of the popular Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. The '66 Shelby is Lot 1406 , and bids open Saturday, while the '87 Buick GNX goes up as Lot 1327 Saturday.
Microsoft is working on a new Xbox Elite Controller
Multiple leaks appear to have uncovered a new Elite controller that builds on lessons learned from the first model. And the thumbsticks will get an adjustable tension mechanism, a feature Microsoft detailed in a patent last month.
Chelsea in talks to sign Roma's Dzeko
Palmieri recently changed his global allegiance to Italy and cost Roma £1.7 million from Brazilian club Santos. But the Brazilian left-back is now close to completing a move to Stamford Bridge, according to The Sun .
Spokane doesn't make the cut for Amazon HQ
It plans to make its final decision this year. "All the proposals showed tremendous enthusiasm and creativity". It also offered to partner with local universities for a new program tailored for Amazon's workforce.