Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo, says “jury is still out” on enforcement around marijuana concentrates

Colorado’s new U.S. attorney agrees with rescinding of Cole Memo, says “jury is still out” on enforcement around marijuana concentrates


Jason Dunn, a President Donald Trump appointee, said his views of cannabis are much like those of his predecessors -- which would mean little impact on the state’s legal marijuana industry

Jason Dunn, Colorado’s new U.S. attorney, says he agrees with the Trump administration’s decision last year to rescind an Obama-era directive that largely took a hands-off approach to enforcement in states that legalized marijuana.

The President Donald Trump appointee also said he’s also concerned about highly potent cannabis concentrates. “The jury is still out on what kind of enforcement priority that creates.”

Concentrates are one of the fastest-growing markets for legal pot. “I think we don’t really know what the public health effects of such high concentrates are,” Dunn said of marijuana shatter, wax or resin, which are substances users heat to high temperatures and inhale. “We’re starting to see it, and it’s not good. But I wouldn’t say there’s conclusive studies that have been done on it yet.”

Colorado’s marijuana industry has been awaiting word from Dunn on how he will handle legal pot and whether he will break from the mostly passive approach of his predecessors. Dunn outlined his approach to cannabis in an interview with The Colorado Sun, his most extensive remarks to the news media since taking office in October.

Members of Colorado’s legal cannabis industry interviewed by The Sun said they aren’t too concerned by Dunn’s stance and feels confident that as long as they stay within the bounds of state law they won’t see any changes. Read more




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