The news the entire cannabis industry has been waiting for from the White House broke Feb. 23 when Press Secretary Sean Spicer acknowledged that the Department of Justice will likely begin enforcing federal marijuana laws in legal adult-use states, such as Colorado.
New York governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Cuomo thinks marijuana should remain illegal in New York State because it "leads to other drugs and there's a lot of truth to proof that that's true."
Ultra-conservative Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the country's next Attorney General by the Senate in a 52-47 vote on Feb. 8. Sessions is noted for saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."
Marijuana measures passed in eight states on Election Day, led by adult-use legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.
Marijuana legalization measures for recreational or adult use (Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada) and for medical use (Arkansas, Florida, Montana and North Dakota) are all on the Nov. 8 ballot.