Question: Will San Diego’s recreational marijuana business growth be affected by the Justice Department’s new anti-pot prosecution policy?
Bob Rauch: NO
Federal prosecutors will likely focus solely on black and gray markets. While there will be some uncertainty based on Attorney General Sessions’ recent position, there is no reason to expect a crackdown on legal recreational or medical marijuana sales in California. Sessions was most likely setting up an opportunity for states to be serious about illegal marijuana sales by drug cartels. There will be no impact on recreational marijuana business growth.