Daniel J. Mallinson

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    Why it will be difficult for Jeff Sessions to put the genie back into the bottle on marijuana policy

Why it will be difficult for Jeff Sessions to put the genie back into the bottle on marijuana policy

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Last week, the US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, announced that he would be revoking Obama-era Department of Justice guidance which left the enforcement of marijuana policy to the states by giving prosecutors more discretion to pursue marijuana cases. A. Lee Hannah and Daniel J. Mallinson write that Sessions’ policy about-face draws opposition from many of those in his own […]

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    Uncooperative federal government has led to innovation on marijuana policy in more liberal, less religious states.

Uncooperative federal government has led to innovation on marijuana policy in more liberal, less religious states.

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In the past two decades, 29 states and Washington DC have liberalized their laws on the use of medical marijuana – in defiance of federal regulations. A. Lee Hannah and Daniel J. Mallinson look at why some states have become ‘defiant innovators’ in this area. They find that if a state is more liberal and less religious, if the […]

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