January 08, 2018

Springfield Republican: U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren: AG Jeff Sessions' marijuana policy shift is 'incredibly destructive'

U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, on Monday called Attorney General Jeff Sessions' elimination of rules that allowed states to legalize marijuana "an incredibly destructive thing to do."

Sessions last week rescinded an Obama-era memo that said the Department of Justice would not prosecute marijuana users and businesses who were conforming with state law in states that legalized recreational marijuana use. Instead, Sessions is leaving it up to each U.S. Attorney how to prosecute marijuana crimes.


"States like Massachusetts are working hard to put sensible rules in place to deal with marijuana," Warren said, speaking to reporters after an unrelated event at a Boston community health center.

Read the full article on the Springfield Republican website here.