WASHINGTON/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)—Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized Marijuana. Sessions are rescinding a policy that had let legalized marijuana flourish without federal intervention across the country.
That’s according to two people with direct knowledge of the decision. They were not allowed to publicly discuss it before an announcement expected Thursday and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The move will leave it to U.S. attorneys where pot is legal to decide whether to aggressively enforce federal marijuana law. The move likely will add to the confusion about whether it’s OK to grow, buy or use marijuana in states where it’s legal since the long-standing federal law prohibits it.
The decision comes days after California began selling recreational marijuana.
Sessions compare marijuana to heroin and blame it for spikes in violence.
By Associated Press, published on STL.NEWS by St. Louis Media, LLC (JS)
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