Quote:The marijuana industry is feeling some relief after Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and signaled he will leave state pot laws alone.The rest: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/29/mariju...crackdown/
The news helped calm the marijuana industry that was growing increasingly anxious over the rhetoric used by Sessions, which implied a looming federal crackdown. He said in February, “there’s more violence around marijuana than one would think, and there’s big money involved.”
“While we still don’t know exactly how closely the administration will stick to President Trump’s clear campaign pledges to respect state marijuana laws, this is a positive signal,” Tom Angell, chairman of the Marijuana Majority, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The fact is, legalization is working well in states that have enacted it, and a growing majority of the public supports ending prohibition.”
Sessions is currently reviewing the Cole Memorandum, a set of guidelines established in 2013 that direct DOJ to focus marijuana enforcement efforts on violent crimes and distribution in states without legalization laws. He allegedly told the governors Wednesday that the memo is, “not too far from good policy,” according to The Denver Post.
“It would be a huge mistake — policy-wise and politically — for the Justice Department to try to reverse the course of history on marijuana, and it seems like the attorney general might be starting to realize it,”
There is no going back, pot prohibition is nearly over.