Interview With Jared Huffman; He Talks Cannabis and the New Administration
With a new administration and a new Attorney General of the United States, Jeff Sessions, that has been openly hostile to marijuana in the past, cannabis farmers need to know what laws the government might enforce and how harshly they are likely to enforce them.
Since Donald Trump was elected in November, stock market prices for cannabis related companies have dropped sharply. Sessions once called for the death penalty for those convicted twice of drug trafficking. All this has created a blanket of uncertainty that is even creeping into the heart of the Emerald Triangle.Our sister publication, the Mendocino Voice interviewed Congressman Jared Huffman from our district and received some interesting insights about multiple issues but of particular interest to cannabis growers was Huffman’s views on the possibility of federal intervention in marijuana related businesses.
Among other statements, Huffman warned, “[I]f cannabis businesses start venturing beyond the guidance of the Cole Memo [A justice department memo that gave states latitude to experiment with legal marijuana, under certain guidelines], I think they’re very likely to face federal action, notwithstanding Prop 64.”
Interested in how this could affect the Emerald Counties? Read the whole interview here.