Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:45 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 12:45 PM ET

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National Audio 12:45 PM ET

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NAT053 - (US-Sessions-Marijuana) WASHINGTON. x-09s. U-S federal prosecutors will not pursue small-time marijuana cases despite a move to lift a policy that discourages authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal. In January, the Trump administration reversed the largely hands-off Obama-era approach. U-S Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that federal law enforcement lacks resources and instead will continue to focus on drug gangs and larger conspiracies. ("..that might occur.") (SOURCE:The Associated Press)

TAG: The reversal of the policy added to confusion about whether it's O-K to grow, buy or use marijuana in the eight states where pot is legal, since long-standing federal law prohibits it. …

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