In response to United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana throughout America, leading cannabis industry organizations resoundingly condemned the announcement.
In a memo to federal prosecutors, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions said, “In deciding which marijuana activities to prosecute under these laws with the Department’s finite resources, prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutions.”
“Given the Department’s well-established general principles, previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately,” Sessions said.
Representing well over 1,500 member-businesses nationwide, the National Cannabis Industry Association (NCIA) said the news was “disturbing, especially in light of the fact that 73% of voters oppose federal interference with state cannabis laws.”
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