Jeff Sessions Threatens Legalized Marijuana by Reversing Obama-Era Policy

By George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolled back an Obama-era policy of refraining from prosecuting marijuana businesses and individual users in states that have legalized the drug for medicinal or recreational use. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced this, calling the move a “return to the rule of law.” Marijuana Criminalization. Jeff Sessions announced the decision in a memo sent to all US attorneys that highlighted marijuana’s continued criminalization under federal law….

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