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Federal prosecutor unlikely to pursue low-level marijuana crimes despite Sessions memo

By Phil Fairbanks

When Attorney General Jeff Sessions did away with the Obama-era, hands-off approach to recreational marijuana, he left the door open to a new federal crackdown on the drug.

He also left the discretion for any stepped-up enforcement in the laps of his local prosecutors.

In Western New York, where the recreational use of marijuana is still illegal, Sessions’ high-profile actions raised the question: Will there be changes in the type of marijuana cases prosecuted here?

Three weeks later, there are no dramatic signs of a crackdown on pot and, to the contrary, there’s an expectation that little will change.

Read more at The Buffalo News

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