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Oregon Cannabis Businesses and Consumers Probably Won’t Be a Target For Federal Prosecutors

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A crackdown from federal prosecutors in Oregon would likely spark a widespread political backlash. And that has left many in the industry feeling secure despite the new guidance from the U.S. Department of Justice.

"The reality today is that each state needs to look to its own U.S. Attorney for guidance, and given that most U.S. Attorneys have political ambitions, many may be reluctant to buck public opinion, which is overwhelmingly in favor of legalized and regulated marijuana," said Perry N. Salzhauer a lawyer at Green Light Law Group.

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