U.S. Attorney Makes Threatening Remarks to Oregon Marijuana Market - TNMNews.com

Sunday, Feb 4, 2018

After rescinding the Cole Memo, the Justice Department virtually set U.S. attorneys throughout the country loose on the legal marijuana market. U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling threatened Massachusetts in January and now the Oregon marijuana market is being threatened by U.S. Attorney Billy Williams.

Many of the states that have legalized recreational marijuana already had a rather prolific illegal marijuana market, and one of the desires of ending prohibition was the elimination of the marijuana black market. The illegal marijuana market is still thriving and it very well may be that legal marijuana grows are fueling it. The illegal cannabis crossing state lines is drawing the ire of the Justice Department as it does not feel like states such as Oregon, California and Colorado are doing enough to stave off the black market.