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Maine’s Adult Use Market Stalled by LePage’s Broken Campaign Pledge

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: At the start of November 2017, Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage vetoed the state’s pending bill to establish rules for implementation of an adult use cannabis program. Maine’s governor ignored his own 2014 re-election campaign pledge, and subsequently introduced political and practical uncertainty into […]
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Jeff Sessions Rescinds the Cole Memo, Raising Concerns With Tough Talk but No More Resources to Prosecute

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data What We Have Learned: Two months after rescinding the Cole Memo, Jeff Sessions said that federal law enforcement lacked resources to really change its policy. In a three-paragraph memo released in January, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded several Obama-era directives which since 2013 had discouraged […]
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DOJ Rescinds Cole Memo, Raising Stakes for Rohrabacher-Blumenauer Renewal

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data In a three-paragraph memo released on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded several Obama-era directives which since 2013 had discouraged enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states which had legalized cannabis. Sessions encouraged federal prosecutors to use their own discretion — given the department’s limited [...]
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LePage’s Broken Campaign Pledge Puts the Brakes on Maine’s Adult Use Market

By J.J. McCoy, Senior Managing Editor for New Frontier Data At the start of this month, Maine Republican Governor Paul LePage vetoed the state’s pending bill to establish rules for implementation of an adult use cannabis program. In so doing, he ignored his own 2014 re-election campaign pledge, and subsequently introduced political and practical uncertainty into […]
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