By Chris Bianchi
In a rebuke of United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s rescission of the Cole Memorandum, the Koch brothers released a sharply worded statement supporting states’ rights with regard to legal marijuana. The statement, first released in late January, argues that “citizens have spoken on marijuana” and that the United State Justice Department can “choose to be on the side of individual liberty and states rights” by not interfering.
“That Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Republican appointee in a Republican administration, is undoing a Democratic appointee’s work from a Democratic administration is irrelevant,” the statement reads. “Republicans and Democrats alike have criticized the decision, and for good reason: It does little to improve the lives of people in our communities.”
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