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PanAm Podcast: Jeff Sessions’ Pledge to Target Legal Marijuana Draws Ire of Libertarians
Author: David Unsworth  08/01/2018 - 20:54:00

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions has rescinded the Cole Memo, which had previously instructed the Justice Department not to target states that had passed medicinal and recreational marijuana legislation. For libertarians, the move is particularly disappointing given that Trump pledged to take a hands off approach to marijuana on the campaign trail, stating that he would not interfere with state legislation. 

Colorado Senator Cory Gardner came out as a leading voice against the Sessions decision, and vowed to place a hold on Justice Department nominees until the matter was addressed. While Gardner himself opposed legalization of recreational marijuana in his home state, his understanding of the principles of states’ rights and federalism prompted him to take the administration to task for the change of course. 

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