It turns out that the nominee for US Attorney General - Alabama Congressmen Jeff Sessions - could in fact be plotting to change the way that the federal government approaches states with legalized marijuana, and not in a good way.

The news comes from Pete O’Neil, CEO of Empire Cannabis Brands and Co-Chair at Cannabis & Hemp Industry Task Force, in an email that Trump’s transistion team was in San Francisco throughout the end of the week to talk about a “new path“  that a Sessions controlled Justice Department would bring to legalized marijuana.

Although details are still not clear, industry specialists do assume it is conceivable that the new U.S. Attorney General could plan to void the arrangement of rules created by the Obama Administration to clarify its “hands off“ way to deal with the lawful cannabis exchange.

“It looks like the Trump administration is going to move forward with their new plan without any public input or overview,” O’Neil said in an email.

Some of the latest speculation points to the recreational sector. While still only rumors, there are some who believe that the entire scope of the recreational pot market, which allows adults 21 and over to purchase weed regardless of medical necessity, will be forced to shutdown once Trump takes over the White House – eliminating the cultivation and sales of the cannabis plant in the eight states that have brought an end to prohibition.

Some are even worried that while the medical marijuana sector will likely be permitted to continue operating in the 28 states that have made it legal, the industry could be at risk of being held to tighter restrictions when it comes to how it does business.

We will keep you posted with updates as more unfolds. 

Bryce Sampson

A caffeine dependent life form.

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