‘A very real danger’: US attorney general’s views on marijuana create uncertainty over medical cannabis

At the moment, Leah Heise’s soon-to-open dispensary in Baltimore is just an empty room. She hopes that by early next year, she will be selling medical marijuana to those in need.

But she is nervous that dream could end prematurely.

“And not that it could just change. It could come to a screeching halt and there is no recourse for that,” she says.

“You’re not going to get your money back out of this type of venture if the federal government decides to shut everyone down.”

Heise is troubled by recent moves made by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I have concerns that he is not impartial,” she says. “I don’t think that he is looking at this issue with an open mind.”

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Tyler Kennedy, right, smells a marijuana sample from Noah Siialata at CannaDaddy’s Wellness Center marijuana dispensary in Portland, Ore.,

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