That memo guided US attorneys that "the federal government has traditionally relied on state and local law enforcement agencies to address marijuana activity through enforcement of their own narcotics laws".
The U.S. attorney for Colorado took office in August 2016 after former President Barack Obama's appointee stepped down. She has not publicly said what her position will be on marijuana and did not immediately respond Thursday to messages.
Jane Stinson, a part owner of the retail marijuana shop Enlighten Alaska in Anchorage, worries about the potential effect on her business, which had been looking to grow and is negotiating a lease for another building.
Sessions' move also infuriated Republican U.S. Sen.
The author of the Obama administration's policy, James Cole, told the AP it was meant to put states on notice that they had to regulate the industry and the federal government would still prosecute cases that threatened public safety.
In his memo Sessions said, "Prosecutors should follow the well-established principles that govern all federal prosecutors". Colorado, Washington, California and several other states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, notwithstanding federal prohibitions.
Advocacy groups said the Sessions revision not only flouted the president's previous commitments to local democracy but also amounts to bad public policy.
Saints defense bracing for first test vs Panthers' Olsen
But Newton, Carolina's leading rusher this season, didn't run much in two losses to New Orleans, gaining 67 yards on nine carries. The tight didn't play in either of the Panthers' losses to the Saints this season after breaking his foot in Week 2.
$4 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida
The $550 million amount refers to the annuity payout option, in which the victor receives 30 payments over 29 years. The largest of those was August 23 when Mavis Wanczyk of Chicopee, Mass. bought a ticket worth $758.7 million.
Lessar said, "The way I understand it the government just wants to be more involved in crimes like exporting and selling to children, which is not something I would necessarily be against, but we hear changes every day so it's still uncertain". That environment will not change because of a memo from the attorney general, Little said. Investment in the marijuana industry will probably dip.
But at Green Dragon, Levine said the move won't cause any changes and they won't slow growth plans or scale back any operations.
"The previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law and the ability of our local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners to carry out this mission", wrote Sessions, according to NBC.
Prosecutors in Western states wanted guidance from the Justice Department when the likelihood of state marijuana legalization became clear in 2010 and 2011.
"We have hundreds of millions of dollars invested, tens of millions of dollars in taxes we're anticipating that we've already budgeted, and thousands of employees making a good wage who will be affected", Segerblom said. His legislation has support on both sides of the aisle, he insists, but members who oppose it have kept it from coming to a floor vote. Now he's breaking that promise so Jeff Sessions can pursue his extremist anti-marijuana crusade.
"The memo set out harms we saw associated with marijuana" but essentially said that otherwise "let's let the states deal with this", Cole told CNN.
Former Republican Maryland state delegate Don Murphy, who now works in conservative outreach for the Marijuana Policy Project, said the AG's move, presumably sanctioned by Trump, is odd considering the populist wave in favor of decriminalizing marijuana across the country-not only in blue states, but places like Arkansas, the first Bible Belt state to legalize medical marijuana, and with 53 percent of the vote.
The victims were celebrating a birthday party and some alcohol bottles were found inside the vehicle , police said. The impact of the contact was severe enough to wrench the roof of the vehicle entirely off.
He is the second Egyptian to win the coveted award after Mahmoud al Khatib, who was crowned the African king of football in 1983. I had a fantastic time, especially with the national team where we qualified to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
The music will undoubtedly keep you focused on your task while providing a wonderfully entertaining experience on your Switch . This continues to show that it isn't the horsepower of a system that sells consoles, it's the games.
A 4.4 magnitude quake hit Berkeley early Thursday morning, jolting residents awake throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. On average, the fault produces a large natural disaster every 160 years, with a margin of error of about 80 years.
The streaming platform teased the new show's January 12 launch in a tweet with a lineup topped by the former USA leader: "Obama". Known for his acid wit, the 10-time Emmy victor has made only fleeting appearances on United States television since then.
The current threat that will mean no FCC chairman will give his annual CES chat, a change that was confirmed on Wednesday. Now that his plan has passed, it appears that Pai has simply chose to avoid his critics altogether.
Pakistan , which serves as a key transport route for supplies to USA forces in Afghanistan, denies harboring terrorists. In August, he was more forthright and warned that Pakistan "has much to lose" if ig persisted in aiding terrorists.
The webcast of the launch did not follow the second stage carrying the payload after it separated from the first stage. After a record 18 launches in 2017, this mission will be SpaceX's first flight of the new year.
So, it's clear that the service will remain available for current customers, and company will not accept any new customer. However, after the acquisition, the start-up would no longer offer Android and Free Starter services starting March 1.
Rivera: Panthers most successful coach ever
Both lost a Super Bowl but Rivera is in a rare position, getting the Panthers to the playoffs four times in five years. The Carolina Panthers only lost five games in the regular season after dropping twice that many a year ago .
Titans rally to edge Chiefs 22-21 in playoffs
Mariota threw a block that helped spring Henry for a 22-yard gain on third-and 10 late that helped finish off the comeback. "Grit. On the second play of the fourth quarter, Titans running back Derrick Henry broke free for a 35-yard touchdown run.
McDonough bids farewell to Gruden during broadcast
The next day - in an interview with ESPN - Gruden said , "I think there's a good chance [of becoming the Raiders' head coach]". Gruden is returning for a second stint as coach of the Raiders after being traded to Tampa Bay following the 2001 season.
Islamic State claims responsibility for deadly Kabul bombing
Pakistan has condemned a suicide attack in Afghan capital Kabul on Thursday in which several people were killed and injured. Embassy where security personnel are reported to have been carrying out an operation against illegal drugs and alcohol.