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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he was rescinding an Obama-era policy that had allowed legalized marijuana to flourish in many states, prompting quick pushback from at least two Republican senators (Politico).
- Sessions is leaving it up to federal prosecutors to decide whether to crack down on marijuana in states where medical and recreational use is legal (The Hill).
- Congress should allow states to treat marijuana as they see fit, without threat of heavy-handed federal interference, argues Rep. Earl Blumenauer in The Hill.
- The DOJ’s reversal of the Obama-era regulations regarding marijuana has two major flaws, writes Michael C. Dorf at Verdict.
- DOJ’s shift in marijuana law enforcement is a call for greater reform of federal drug prosecution, argues Alex Kreit at ACS Blog.