Rescinding Cole Memo One of Eleven Ways Trump May Try to Kill Legal Pot

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How Trump’s DOJ Can Start Enforcing Federal Marijuana Law By Cully Stimson1. He wrote that Sessions "directed that federal marijuana prosecution decisions be governed by the same principles that have long governed all of our prosecution decisions. Rescind and replace the August 2013 memorandum from then-Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole — i.e. the "Cole Memo." Prosecute those dealing in marijuana — which is illegal under federal law — using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). "In my personal view, the likelihood of shutdowns has not increased or decreased as a result of Cole being rescinded.

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Rescinding Cole Memo One of Eleven Ways Trump May Try to Kill Legal Pot

Michael Roberts | January 9, 2018 | 5:41am

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions's announcement about rescinding the Cole memo, an Obama-era Department of Justice document that provided some legal protections for businesses operating in states that allow and regulate cannabis sales, has shaken the marijuana industry in Colorado and beyond. But Justin Strekal, political director for the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), isn't surprised by...

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