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Attorney General Jeff Sessions. (credit: Getty | Win McNamee)
In a letter dated May 1 of this year, Attorney General Jeff Sessions personally wrote to Congressional leaders urging them to ditch a provision in spending legislation that bars the Department of Justice from cracking down on state-legal medical marijuana.
The letter was revealed Monday by Massroots.com and subsequently verified by The Washington Post.
That provision in appropriations legislation, sometimes referred to as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibits the Department of Justice from using any of its funds to prevent states from “implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.” As Ars has reported before, this provision was present in the appropriations bill covering fiscal year 2017 and has been around for years.
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