Cannabis Corruption Cases Ramp Up With FBI Scrutiny
Law360 (August 14, 2020, 7:08 PM EDT) — As the cannabis industry has spread from coast to coast, the feds have largely steered clear of enforcing federal drug laws against businesses operating in the gray area between state and federal law. But that doesn’t mean they’re not watching.
Federal prosecutions and investigations of cannabis corruption appear to have ramped up in the last year, with several politicians and state licensing programs in the crosshairs.
The fact that the feds are defending the rights of marijuana businesses — even as the product itself remains illegal under federal law — is a sign of their priorities.
U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling told reporters…