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Attorney General Barr ordered cannabis merger investigation over staff objections, US DOJ whistleblower says (update*)

By Jenna Ebersole
  • 23 Jun 2020 18:46
  • 24 Jun 2020 14:39
US Attorney General Bill Barr last year ordered the in-depth probe of a cannabis industry merger that later collapsed, overruling Justice Department staff because he did not like the nature of the underlying business, DOJ whistleblower John Elias is expected to testify tomorrow.

The DOJ went on to initiate investigations of nine more

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