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Sessions Reverses Obama-era Policy on Marijuana, Rescinding States’ Sovereignty

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reversing an Obama-era policy on marijuana.
In a one page statement issued by the attorney general Thursday, Sessions called the policy unnecessary and said it is rescinded effective immediately.
The rollback allows the federal government to choose how strictly they want to crack down on the drug in states where its legal.
In this Jan. 1, 2018 photo, a customer purchases marijuana at Harborside marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is going after legalized marijuana. Sessions is 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. (AP Photo/Mathew Sumner)
Cannabis is still illegal under federal law, but the Obama DOJ upheld a “hands off” approach in those states unless cannabis was given to minors or cartels.
Currently, it is unclear whether or not Sessions will put forth new guidelines to replace the previous policy.

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