Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains in Effect

Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains in Effect

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Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing. He also conceded that cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin and that a current budget rider prevents the Department of Justice from prosecuting people who are in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.

Sessions made the comments in response to a question from Rep. Steve Chabot.

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