ABSTRACT

Attorney General's Memorandum on Federal Marijuana Enforcement: Possible Impacts [January 10, 2018]   [open pdf - 380KB]

"On January 4, 2018, Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent a memorandum on federal marijuana enforcement policy (Sessions Memorandum) to all U.S. Attorneys that immediately rescinds guidance documents specific to marijuana enforcement that were issued under the Obama Administration. Generally, the Obama-era guidance documents afforded state and local government officials, businesses, and individuals some measure of reassurance that they could facilitate or participate in state-authorized marijuana cultivation, distribution, sale, and possession activities without much concern of federal interference, despite the fact that federal law generally prohibits most conduct involving marijuana."

Report Number:
CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10054
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2018-01-10
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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