Whistleblowers report that Cannabis antitrust delays in 2019 were a result of Attorney General William Barr prioritizing special scrutiny in the mergers. A Justice Department attorney testified that “Barr ordered unnecessary probes due to his opposition to pot”. Democrats and Republicans battled over the propriety and political motivation of those probes.

– Business & Financial News, U.S & International Breaking News | Reuters, Diane Bartz, 06/24/2020 3:53:11 PM

Open article: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-cannabis/lawmakers-split-along-party-lines-on-justice-departments-pot-probes-idUSKBN23V32Z