Sessions Hints at Shift in Federal Marijuana Enforcement

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Sessions Hints at Shift in Federal Marijuana Enforcement

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday gave his strongest signal yet that the Justice Department’s more hands-off approach to marijuana enforcement may soon be changing.

Sessions said that the department is looking “very hard right now” at a directive carried over from the Obama administration that effectively encourages federal prosecutors to generally defer to state laws that legalize marijuana use.

“We had meetings yesterday and talked about it at some length,” the attorney general said.

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