JUST IN: Jeff Sessions Ends Policy That Allowed State-Legal Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions just paved the way for marijuana enforcement in states that have legalized the drug.

Washington, D.C. - Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo on Thursday which immediately rescinded the Obama-era policy of not prosecuting businesses and individuals who sell marijuana in accordance with state law.

AG Sessions stopped short of promising raids of marijuana businesses, but the change opened the door for federal authorities to raid and prosecute marijuana shops which are legal at the state level.

"Given the Department's well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately," AG Sessions wrote.

“I can’t sit here and say whether it will or will not lead to more marijuana prosecutions,” said an anonymous senior Department of Justice official told Politico. “We believe U.S. attorneys’ offices should be opened up to bring all of these cases that are necessary to be brought.”

The official added, “The Cole memo as interpreted created a safe harbor for the marijuana industry to operate in these states. There is a belief that that is inconsistent with what federal law says.”

Both Republican and Democrat members of Congress aren't happy about the change, which contradicted President Trump's statements that marijuana legalization should be left up to the states.

Do you think that marijuana legalization should be left up to individual states? We'd like to hear from you. Please let us know in he comments.

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Poileas
Poileas

Good, people living on a crutch of drugs .

bronx163
bronx163

Should collar governors who broke federal drug law legalizing marijuana.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Poileas don't say dumb shit. Marijuana isn't a crutch drug.
@bronx163 nothing will happen to anyone. Marijuana is a plant.

If you both excuse me, I'm gonna roll a J right now and get on with my day. With lower blood pressure and happy, creative thoughts.

TheZooQueen
TheZooQueen

Making it illegal will not stop drug use. We should focus more on forcing states to get rid of sanctuary cities. That would actually get rid of a large portion of drug users.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@TheZooQueen marijuana smokers? No it wont. Who do you think are the majority of weed smokers?