Jeff Sessions says US prosecutors will not pursue small-time marijuana cases

Jeff Sessions said federal prosecutors ‘haven’t been working small marijuana cases before, they are not going to be working them now’.

Federal prosecutors will not take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Trump justice department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged authorities from cracking down on the trade in states where the drug is legal, Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, said on Saturday.

Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take on “routine cases” and will continue to focus on gangs and larger conspiracies, Sessions told students after a speech at Georgetown law school.

In January, the Trump administration threw the burgeoning marijuana legalization movement into uncertainty by reversing the largely hands-off approach of the Obama administration, saying federal prosecutors should…

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