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While Sessions has been carrying out a Justice Department agenda that follows Trump’s top priorities on such issues as immigration and opioids, the changes to pot policy reflect his own concerns. Trump’s personal views on marijuana remain largely unknown. Sessions, who has assailed marijuana as comparable to heroin and has blamed it for spikes in violence, had been expected to ramp up enforcement. Pot advocates argue that legalizing the drug eliminates the need for a black market and would likely reduce violence, since criminals would no longer control the marijuana trade. The Obama administration in 2013 announced it would not stand in the way of states that legalize marijuana, so long as officials acted to keep it from migrating to places where it remained outlawed and out of the hands of criminal gangs and children. Sessions is rescinding that memo, written by then-Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole, which had cleared up some of the uncertainty about how the federal government would respond as states began allowing sales for recreational and medical purposes.
Sessions will instead let federal prosecutors where pot is legal decidehow aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law, the people said.
A complete waste of time and resources. I guess that is a majority of our political process.
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: CynConcepts
1 people are dumb
2 he runs those prosecutors and can advise them on how to act
3 the lobby groups he is in bed with and unions can use the doj as there personal arm of the law to stifle competition
4 the 10th amendment.