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Not so fast, says the Department of Justice, on pot legalization. Just as California is poised to roll out its new marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has thrown a monkey wrench into plans devised by state lawmakers there and elsewhere who see potential tax revenues from making pot legal. In this Instant Insights, we show you the latest on the clash brewing over marijuana legalization and the complications arising.

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Khurshid Khoja says he tries to play by the rules.

The Greenbridge Corporate Counsel founder advises state-legal marijuana-related businesses. He knows the sector they all work in is legally murky. While California will roll out a licensed recreational market just days from now, the federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug.

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Cheryl Miller

Cheryl Miller, based in Sacramento, covers the state legislature and emerging industries, including autonomous vehicles and marijuana. She authors the weekly cannabis newsletter Higher Law. Contact her at [email protected]. On Twitter: @CapitalAccounts

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