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Sessions says despite rules change federal prosecutors will not take ‘small marijuana cases’

By Max Greenwood

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Saturday that the Justice Department would not pursue “small” marijuana offenses, even after he reversed an Obama-policy that had paved the way for the cannabis industry to proceed uninterrupted in states that legalized the substance.

“I am not going to tell Colorado or California or someone else that possession of marijuana is legal under United States law,” Sessions told students at Georgetown University Law Center, according to The Associated Press.

But, he said, federal prosecutors “haven’t been working small marijuana cases before, they are not going to be working them now.”

Read more at The Hill

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