Zeldin Sides With Sessions On Recreational Marijuana Crackdown

By Kate Riga

U.S. Representative Lee Zeldin continues to toe a fine line in the aftermath of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s announcement that allows prosecutors to enforce federal laws in states where marijuana has been legalized.

Last week, Mr. Sessions rescinded the “Cole Memo,” penned by former U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole in 2013, that established a hands-off policy with states, such as California and Colorado, that had legalized the drug. The memo recognized that marijuana was still illegal on the federal level by the Controlled Substances Act, but gave prosecutors license to focus their resources on more serious

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