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In Santa Cruz, California, a variety of marijuana strains are displayed at the KindPeoples dispensary. (Photo: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Last week, the White House announced a surprise policy reversal on recreational marijuana, diverting from Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ policy on federal law enforcement of cannabis.

After a conversation with Colorado Senator Cory Gardner, President Trump abandoned a  Justice Department threat to reverse an Obama-era policy that protected marijuana businesses that operate legally under state law.

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Danielle Ling

Danielle Ling is an experienced video journalist and business reporter. As associate editor, Danielle manages all multimedia and reports on industry news and risk-related coverage, managing all weather-related content. A University of Maryland and Philip Merrill College of Journalism alum, Danielle previously served as a video journalist for Verizon FiOS 1 News NJ, Push Pause. Connect with Danielle on LinkedIn or email her at [email protected].

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