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Illinois Bank Shutting Out Cannabis Clients Over Sessions’ Stance

Larry Mishkin, Hoban Law Group, Litigation Practice Group Counsel The Bank of Springfield (Illinois) has notified its existing cannabis-related clients that their money is no good there anymore. Citing what it terms a “legal gray zone” cast by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the bank announced in an April 2 letter to customers that all […]
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Trump, Spicer and Sessions: Why We’re Not Panicking and You Shouldn’t Either

By Robert T. Hoban, Esq. Over the past two weeks, comments from certain members of the Trump Administration, including Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, have given the marijuana industry plenty to talk about. At a multi-topic press conference on February 23rd, one quick question to Spicer about Trump’s priorities for federal […]
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Preserving the Cole Memo to Avoid the Long Arm of the Law… of Unintended Consequences

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data For four months since last fall’s elections, the cannabis industry has anxiously anticipated word about the Trump administration’s posture toward marijuana policy, and whether the Department of Justice would change the status quo established under the 2013 Cole Memo. During the campaign, Trump went on record […]
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Sessions Punts Cannabis Question on Capitol Hill

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data Ever since president-elect Donald Trump nominated U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) two months ago to serve as U.S. attorney general in the new administration, the mood within the cannabis industry has ranged from puzzlement to paranoia. But given how outspoken an opponent Sessions has long been […]
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