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As far as Attorney General Bill Barr is concerned, the illegality of lying to the FBI and insider-trading are somewhat open questions. The illegality of marijuana, on the other hand, is open-and-shut, especially if the law against it can be used in the way preferred by his boss, which is to say cruelly and in desperate times, such as bankruptcy court, facing a woman who took a job at a pot-growing company to feed her family.

In 2017, Justice Department officials who oversee the nation’s bankruptcy courts ramped up enforcement of the federal marijuana ban on individuals with income from the cannabis industry….

Carl and Jennifer Richter of Brookville, Pa., sought court protection in November after he had a heart attack and could no longer work as a supermarket meat manager. Ms. Richter, who was working part time at a garden center, found a new job to support their two daughters as a head cultivator for cannabis business Cresco Labs Inc…. To get around the federal marijuana ban, the couple proposed segregating Jennifer Richter’s wages from her husband’s disability benefits, which would be used to fund their repayment plan. But the Justice Department argued that even if the funds were segregated, the repayment plan would undermine federal drug law.

Justice Department Blocks ‘Essential’ Marijuana Workers From Bankruptcy Protection [WSJ]



Turns Out You Can Charge Some Sweet Buds

Your parents may ask why you’re spending so much on “home décor,” but it’s better than the alternative.


Goldman Said Sorry, Doesn’t Think It Should Have To Also Say ‘Guilty’

Also, isn’t a $2 billion fine for ripping a country off of $6.5 billion sort of excessive, when you think about it, Attorney General Barr?


Bill Barr Has Figured Out How He’s Gonna Sweep Richard Burr’s Insider Trading Under The Rug

It is apparently unconstitutional to prevent senators from insider-trading on confidential information received as senators.

S.F. Fed Vet To Show How Cool Legal Weed Can Be For Banks

"It would be a whole cooler if you did...allow legal pot businesses to have bank accounts."

By US Department of Labor (_MG_0922) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Even Bill Barr’s Justice Dept. Can’t Deny The Obvious Where Jeffrey Epstein Is Concerned

The A.G.’s old colleague Alex Acosta definitely could have done a better job with the whole thing.

By No machine-readable author provided. Bogdan assumed (based on copyright claims). [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Stop Censoring CBD

Many social media companies have yet to publish formal guidance on this issue and are choosing to arbitrarily censor CBD.