What does Sessions' policy mean for the future of marijuana?

Sessions to rescind Obama-era marijuana policy

Adult-use cannabis became legal in July in Nevada, where the federal prosecutor's office is now in transition.

"I couldn't immunize people through the policy, but it did give them a level of comfort that was enough for them to say, if I behave, we're basically going to be OK", Cole said.

The messages did nothing to assuage angry Colorado congressional representatives, who blasted Sessions for his move. Purchasing and possessing pot products is still legal in Colorado and other states that have regulated it.

The Aurora congressman said he is working with Boulder Rep. Jared Polis' office on writing a letter to the Justice Department.

In Aurora, Mayor Steve Hogan and city officials aren't sure what to think of the announcement.

"Opening the door to go after legal marijuana businesses ignores the will of the majority of Americans and marks yet another socially unjust and economically backward scheme from this administration", Wyden said. Lindemuth said her office has a duty to uphold and implement state law.

"There are higher priorities: terrorism and opiates to start with", said Rory Little, a former prosecutor and a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law.

Today, U.S. Attorney Jeff Sessions issued a memo that rescinds previous Department of Justice guidance on marijuana enforcement - which mainly directed enforcement at criminal enterprises. Trump could nominate a replacement at any time or decide to keep Troyer, a career prosecutor and attorney.

The potential political fallout may be clearer: Republican Sen.

It also prompted the resignation of the chairman of the state's Marijuana Control Board, who said the decision strips away the underpinning for the legal marijuana industry in Alaska.

Plattsburgh Kmart to close in April
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"Trump promised to let states set their own marijuana policies". But according to a list released by the White House, eight other Trump Cabinet members, including Education Secretary Betsy Devos and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, would be present for the gathering.

"When the policy is so broad and uncertain that it's left case by case to different decision makers, it creates confusion and uncertainty that can be unjust", Walsh said.

Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Alaska and California have legalized sales, while MA is planning to do so this year, and legalization is under debate in Maine.

Q: Will this affect medical marijuana?

"The cultivation, distribution and possession of marijuana has always been and remains a violation of federal law for all purposes", she later said in a statement.

Trump had said that he would respect voters' rights in places that have elected to modify their drug laws.

Colorado's senior senator, Democrat Michael Bennet, also slammed Sessions' move. On January 4, Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman made similar remarks at a press conference.

Of particular note, Sessions said, "previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately".

"It's going to hurt a lot of people if it does slow down, there are just too many people benefiting financially and with their health", said Steve Williams, a marijuana advocate for DFW NORML. And there are 20 dispensaries in the state, the association said.

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