State-by-State Analysis of Sessions Move to Rescind Cole Memo

State-by-State Analysis of Sessions Move to Rescind Cole Memo

On Jan. 4, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum rescinding earlier guidance from the Justice Department regarding the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized cannabis for medical and recreational use. The earlier guidance, known as the “Cole Memo,” adopted a policy of non-interference with state-legal marijuana activities so […]

Jeff Sessions Rescinds 2013 Cole Memo

Jeff Sessions Rescinds 2013 Cole Memo

On Jan. 4, 2018, Attorney General Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy that paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, creating new confusion about enforcement. The previous policy, which was laid out in a 2013 memo from James Cole, the deputy attorney general at the time, said […]