I think the taboo nature of marijuana makes public officials, the police, and educators wary of describing the laws of its legal use — sort of like sex education, in a way.
Most legal advice on how to use legally is either misinformation or just poorly explained.
It would be, if that is what it actually said. Granted it sounded like that and most outlets read it that way, but to your excellent point, Jake, about journalists needing to recognize the head fake:
[T]he press release only sounded like defiance. It had tried to say that the stay doesn’t stop enforcement of the entire EO…