Category: attorney general

Sessions Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policy Will Remain in Effect

After a crusade to try and repeal Obama-era policies protecting states’ marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally come to announce that they “are bound by” current policies, which will remain in effect for the time being. “Our policy is the same, really, fundamentally as the Holder-Lynch policy, which is that the federal law remains in effect and a state can legalize marijuana for its law enforcement purposes but it still remains illegal with regard to federal purposes,” Forbes reported Sessions as saying, referring to previous attorneys general and their policy. This announcement (of sorts) comes after months of...

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AG Sessions, DOJ and DEA are Being Sued to Decriminalize Cannabis

AP The Department of Justice Task Force is expected to give their suggestions as to how the government should handle the charging and sentencing of marijuana crimes, among other issues like immigration, any day now. However, as they appear to hope to follow through on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to “crack down” on states with legal cannabis, a lawsuit has been filed with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York in hopes of having cannabis removed from the Controlled Substances Act. “The record makes clear that the CSA doesn’t make any rational sense, and...

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