U.S. Lawmakers React to AG Jeff Sessions Rescinding Cole Memo

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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would be rescinding the Cole Memo, which advised federal prosecutors to not focus federal resources on individuals that were clearly operating within a state’s laws. Simply put, the memo stated that the feds shouldn’t mess with states that have legalized marijuana.

Sessions’ announcement is a major step back for the cannabis industry, especially considering California’s legal recreational market just went live on Jan. 1. Lawmakers from across the country took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with the news. 

Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-OR)

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Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ):

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Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO)

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Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK):

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Congresswoman Dina Titus (D-NV):

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Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum (D-FL)

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Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

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Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA)

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee (D)

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Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (D-CO)

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Sen. Kirsten Gilibrand (D-NY)

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown (D)

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Source: Cannabis Business Times

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