While The Coming Months Could Mean Status Quo Or Chaos For The Cannabis Industry, The Broad Approach Seems To Be: Until Something Changes, Its Business As Usual.

Lori Ajax, Californias chief of the bureau of medical cannabis regulation or pot czar has been traveling the state for the last year to educate the many sprawling, semi-regulated medical cannabis industry members, and to solicit their input on forthcoming regulations. People are watching very closely whats going on at the federal level, Ajax said. Now, we still have the federal guidelines under the Cole Memo that were operating under, so were going to continue to do that. They could get rid of a regulated, taxed industry and replace it with an unregulated, untaxed industry. ID: 10622374 Californias cannabis industry has the support of the states lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, a legalization supporter and a 2018 gubernatorial hopeful. In February, Newsom wrote a letter to Trump pleading with him to hold back on federal enforcement. I urge you and your administration to work in partnership with California and the other eight states that have legalized recreational marijuana for adult use in a way that will let us enforce our state laws that protects the public and our children, while targeting the bad actors, Newsom wrote. While the coming months could mean status quo or chaos for the cannabis industry, the broad approach seems to be: Until something changes, its business as usual. Mark Kleiman, a professor of public policy at New York University http://www.californiamedicalmarijuana.biz and drug policy expert focusing on cannabis for nearly four decades, doesnt think cannabis is a top priority for the Drug Enforcement Administration. A spokesperson for the DEA declined to comment for this story. They could stop it if they wanted to. But they couldnt replace it with anything. So they could get rid of a regulated, taxed industry and replace it with an unregulated, untaxed industry.

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