On Thursday, the District of Colorado’s U.S. attorney revealed it will not change its policy on marijuana enforcement.
This comes after U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions withdrew an Obama-era memo that prevented federal prosecutors from going after marijuana users in states that legalized the plant.
According to Sessions, prosecutors will be able to decide how aggressively they will prosecute marijuana cases.
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In a statement by U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer, he stated, “Today the Attorney General rescinded the Cole Memo on marijuana prosecutions, and directed that federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that have long governed all of our prosecution decisions.”
Troyer continued, “The United States Attorney’s Office in Colorado has already been guided by these principles in marijuana prosecutions – focusing in particular on identifying and prosecuting those who create the greatest safety threats to our communities around the state.”
In 2012, Colorado legalized marijuana use and posession.
There are six states that have legalized recreational marijuana, including California being the most recent.
Dozens of states have also legalized the medical marijuana.
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