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Colorado U.S. Attorney Will Not Re-Introduce Marijuana Prohibition

The U.S. Attorney of Colorado will not follow Jeff Sessions' shift on marijuana policy.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado will not shift it prosecutorial policy following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' choice to essentially re-prohibit marijuana in the states that have legalized it.

The U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado said Thursday there will be no immediate changes in marijuana prosecutions after Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded a policy that paved the way for legalized pot to flourish in states across the country.

Earlier today, Sessions declared that his office considered President Obama's liberal policy on state marijuana markets legally null and void.

Instead of the previous lenient federal enforcement policy, Sessions’ new stance will let federal prosecutors where marijuana is legal decide how aggressively to enforce longstanding federal law prohibiting it.