AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

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AG Sessions Rescinds Federal Marijuana Guidance, But There’s No Need to Panic (Yet)

By John W. Fraser

On January 4, 2018, United States Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III issued a memorandum that rescinded previous guidance on federal enforcement of marijuana laws in states that had legalized some form of medical marijuana use. The prior federal guidance, commonly known as the “Cole Memo” that indicated that the Department of Justice would focus its enforcement efforts on matters such as preventing distribution of marijuana to minors, preventing violence and the use of firearms in the cultivation and distribution of marijuana, and preventing diversion of marijuana.

Attorney General Sessions’s decision to rescind the Cole Memo has caused <a class="colorbox" …read more

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