DOJ's pot memo creates big decision for US attorneys

The Hill: Attorney General Jeff 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.

In rescinding the Obama-era policy that relaxed enforcement of federal marijuana laws on Thursday, Sessions opened the door for federal prosecutors to begin pursuing cases.

But the memo didn’t explicitly call for action, experts noted.

“It could have been a harder-line memo,” said Don Stern, a former U.S. attorney for Massachusetts.

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