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Experts Weigh Legal Hurdles for Weed Entrepreneurs After Sessions' Move to Nip California's Industry in the Bud

January 5, 2018 Media Coverage

San Francisco Business Times

January 5, 2018

"Experts Weigh Legal Hurdles for Weed Entrepreneurs After Sessions' Move to Nip California's Industry in the Bud"

Ryan Lowther, Farella Braun + Martel Cannabis Industry Group chair, commented on the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding an Obama-era policy that said the federal government wouldn't impede states that wanted to legalize cannabis.

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