US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his office rescinded the 2013 Cole memorandum […]

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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions

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Brooklyn District Attorney Plans to Wipe Away Records for up to 20,000 with Past Marijuana Convictions | Drug Policy Alliance

NEW YORK, NY — Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez will announce at a Brooklyn press conference later today an initiative to help up to 20,000 New Yorkers wipe away pass records for marijuana convictions. “It’s a little unfair to say we’re no longer prosecuting these cases, but to have these folks carry these convictions for […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Offenders | Paul Armentano

PHILADELPHIA, PA — City officials in Philadelphia have announced that they will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offenses. In October 2014, Philadelphia enacted a municipal ordinance reclassifying cases involving the possession of up to 30 grams of cannabis to a non-summary civil offense, punishable by a $ 25 fine – no arrest and no criminal record. Since that time, annual […]

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California: Alameda County District Attorney to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions

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California: Alameda County District Attorney to Vacate Thousands of Past Marijuana Convictions | Paul Armentano

OAKLAND, CA — The District Attorney for Alameda County has announced her intent to automatically vacate thousands of past marijuana convictions. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, is the 7th-most populous county in California. According to the DA’s office, there are an estimated 6,000 marijuana convictions eligible for either a sentence reduction or a dismissal. “California is offering […]

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases

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Philadelphia District Attorney to Drop Marijuana Possession Cases | NORML

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Newly elected District Attorney Larry Krasner has announced that his office will no longer prosecute marijuana possession offense violations. Although city policy has already decriminalized most minor marijuana possession offenses, police have continued to make several hundred possession arrests annually. Going forward, the DA’s office will drop these charges. Krasner said that the change in policy is “the […]

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US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines

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US Attorney General Rescinds Obama-Era Marijuana Guidelines | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that the Justice Department has rescinded, effective immediately, Obama administration guidelines – known as the Cole memorandum – which directed US attorneys to not interfere with those compliant with state cannabis laws. The decision was immediately criticized by Congress members from both parties. While the Attorney General’s actions are not totally unexpected […]

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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana” | Justin Strekal

In recent remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on marijuana, saying “The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this strange place,” in regards to potential changes in current […]

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Pennsylvania Governor to US Attorney General: Back Off!

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Pennsylvania Governor to US Attorney General: Back Off! | Justin Strekal

In a recent letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf wrote a pointed letter regarding the Department of Justice and it’s posturing to implement a crackdown of lawful state medical marijuana programs. The full letter: Dear Attorney General Sessions: Last year, the Pennsylvania passed bipartisan legislation to legalize Medical Marijuana that I was […]

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SD Attorney General Foiled in Bid to Prosecute Tribal Marijuana Consultant

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SD Attorney General Foiled in Bid to Prosecute Tribal Marijuana Consultant | Phillip Smith

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley (R) thought he had the perfect case to help burnish his tough-on-pot prosecutorial credentials as he eyes the governorship in the socially conservative state. It didn’t work out that way, though. Eric Hagen, who was set to be sacrificed on the altar of Jackley’s ambitions, walked free last week […]

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Marijuana Reform Groups Respond to Attorney General’s Comments

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Marijuana Reform Groups Respond to Attorney General’s Comments | HWN

WASHINGTON DC — On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions made several statements regarding marijuana, claiming that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin and telling reporters that “medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much.” In a prepared statement, Sessions also said: “I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in […]

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