Attorney General Sessions Rescinds Obama-Era Policies That Allowed State-Authorized Cannabis Activity to Flourish, Including Cole Memo
Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys in which he rescinded, effective immediately, several previous U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance documents* related to marijuana enforcement. The most notable of these now-rescinded memoranda is the 2013 Cole Memorandum (Cole Memo).
By way of background, in 2013, Deputy Attorney General James Cole directed U.S. Attorneys to utilize their resources prudently, and to use discretion before prosecuting those using medical marijuana in compliance with their state’s laws. The Cole Memo