Trump Announces William Barr as Attorney General Nominee Blog
Dec 7, 2018
By: Nabil Rodriguez*
On Friday December 7, 2018, President Trump announced that he intends to nominate William Barr as Attorney General. Barr is a former Attorney General under the late President George H.W. Bush from 1991 to 1993 and was known for having a tough approach toward drug offenders. However, unlike his predecessor Jeff Sessions, Barr has not publicly taken a position on the legalization of cannabis. Even though he is a former Attorney General, Barr must still be confirmed by the Senate, a process that can take months.
Rachel Gillette – Greenspoon Marder partner and Cannabis Law Practice chair – relayed to Marijuana Business Daily in an article published today, she is taking a “wait and see” approach because “it doesn’t appear that [Barr has] made any recent comments about marijuana. We might learn something more during his Senate confirmation process.” Gillette additionally noted that Barr, if confirmed, “obviously will have some major issues that he’ll be dealing with that are unrelated to cannabis. Let’s hope that he’s somebody who has a willingness to learn and grow and change given what’s happened with the public sentiment to cannabis over the last 10 years.” *Nabil Rodriguez is not an attorney About Greenspoon Marder Greenspoon Marder LLP is committed to providing excellent client service through our cross-disciplinary, client-team approach. Our goal is to understand the challenges that our clients face, build collaborative relationships, and craft creative solutions designed and executed with long-term strategic goals in mind. Since our inception in 1981, Greenspoon Marder LLP has become a full-service, Am Law 200 and NLJ 500 ranked law firm with more than 200 attorneys. We serve Fortune 500, middle-market public and private companies, start-ups, emerging businesses, individuals and entrepreneurs across the United States. For more information, visit www.gmlaw.com. MEDIA CONTACT Michelle Martinez Reyes, Chief Marketing Officer 954.333.4357 | email@example.com